Monday, October 18, 2010

Pardon the inturrption

In the previous episode...

...the return to Ironman training had barely begun, just two days to be exact, when a nasty case of sinusitis and bronchitis put me down for a few days. And just when things were going so well too. Monday's swim went, well, swimmingly and Tuesday morning's track session felt great until what I thought was merely a case of hay-fever became a pounding sinus ache. By the afternoon I was feverish and coughing and, faster than Brett Favre can send a text photo, I was flat on my back.

After getting an injection in my backside and a bag full of pills, my doctor sent me home for some rest. That sounded damn good but as often happens, rest did't come easy. For three nights in a row I woke up around 2:00 AM and couldn't get back to sleep for hours. Ugh!

I'm the first to admit, when I get sick I'm a big, whiny baby. There's no complaint I won't make or bitch I won't share and if I'm uncomfortable, well I'll pout until things are just right. Now, don't get the wrong I idea and mistake my whining for an excuse to laze around on my saddle. Although I wasn't doing the whole swim-bike-run thing I did drag my sorry butt to work (I was no longer contagious) for at least a few hours a day. On Friday night the cold was at its worst but I was able to get over 10 hours of sleep and that made things a bit better.

When Sunday morning came around I felt remarkable better. Although I felt darn near normal this morning I decided not to swim and get in just one more morning of rest.

And now that that is over it's time to get back on the road to Ironman Texas.

Stay tuned...

1 comment:

mossygirl said...

Rest can, in fact, be the HARDEST part of training, and in a lot of ways, the most critical. Good job taking off that extra morning to make sure the rest of your training could be everything it needs to be and to get yourself back on the right track, 100%.