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Not 100% But Doing Okay.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I've been slowly resuming training. Today I had a great day, swam and ran, with good energy level.

I haven't been back to see the doctor yet, but he said to go ahead and work out but at a lighter level than I had been doing and he'd see me in a month for further advice. That appointment is for next week. I'm sure it will go well, since all my tests were fine and they could find no real problems with my health. Best guess is low glycogen and dehydration during a long vigorous workout on a fairly warm day. Plus, I ain't no spring chicken anymore.

I've altered my eating habits somewhat. I'm eating more now, and not concerned so much about weight loss. I think I was not eating enough because I was trying to lose weight to have less to lug around when running, but I think that worked against me. While I rested for two weeks, I ate more and really tried to take it easy.

I didn't feel very energetic when I started training again. I got tired easier, and sooner. My mind was there, but the body wasn't cooperating. Today I felt better, so I guess it will come back eventually. I'll take it one day at a time from here, just like I always did.

I have a triathlon coming up in May, it's a sprint so I should be okay for that. For some reason I had thought it was an olympic distance, but it isn't. I would like to do an olympic tri soon, and I want to ask the doctor about his thoughts on that. Again, I'm sure he will give me the go ahead.

So, I don't have any races to report on just yet, just this information on my progress. In a nutshell, I feel good, not great. That's only because, to feel great, I need to feel like I've pushed myself really hard and succeeded - something I just cannot do right now.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.
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MARGARITTM 4/28/2014 10:09AM

    Obviously you have regained your endurance!

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CRYSBROWN1 4/19/2014 8:37PM

    Glad that you are on the road to recovery, take it slow and slowly but surely you will be back to 100%

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LISAINMS 4/15/2014 3:49PM

    Your fitness will all come back. It is disappointing to see how much you can regress in a short period of time, but it's still there. You'll be able to ramp back to a reasonable level in a week or two. Don't sweat it!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 4/15/2014 12:02PM

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 4/15/2014 9:34AM

    Slow and Steady wins races - just remember it is Florida and we all must take it easier now anyway.

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CAROLCRC 4/14/2014 10:13AM

    Fueling during training and racing is an art as well as a science! Good luck working out what is best for you. Glad you are on the comeback trail.

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SEABREEZE64 4/14/2014 8:32AM

    It is difficult to find the right amount of food to maintain a healthy energy level without adding unnecessary (noticed I didn't say unwanted) pounds.

Balance is a big key.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/13/2014 11:09PM

    Food is your friend!

I'm glad that you are feeling better. You'll be back!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/13/2014 9:58PM

    Glad you're feeling better. That's the most important thing!

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ROXYZMOM 4/13/2014 9:05PM

    I think eating more is definitely a good idea! Stay hydrated! I am glad to see you are back out there. I know you really enjoy it. Don't blame it on your age - it can happen to anybody.

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NATPLUMMER 4/13/2014 7:29PM

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WAY2GOCAT 4/13/2014 4:37PM

    Rejoice in your progress!

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MASRITE 4/13/2014 4:31PM

    Nice to read that you're doing good. It'll come back to you soon and you'll be back to training like you know how!! Keep us posted on your training for sprint tri!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/13/2014 3:34PM

    I'm happy to hear you are well. Best of luck building back up. If anyone can do it, it's you.

Enjoy and go for it!

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RUN4FOOD 4/13/2014 2:12PM

    For me, it's one small step after another. As you say, one day at a time. Hope you continue to recover.

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DARSHAN130 4/13/2014 1:52PM

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Training for such events takes a lot of dedication. Good job!

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