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- Run 4x (2 already done) - DONE :-)
- Skate 3x (going out of town on w/end so will miss Sat skates) - DONE
- Book that physio - FAIL, but did get insurance sorted
- Book our hotel for provincials - DONE and K is so excited and nervous :-)
- PROVINCIAL CHAMPS BABY! Sat & Sun racing, should get 8-12 races in over two days.
- Run 3x
- Skate 3x (aside from meet of course)
- Physio if I can get in early enough/late enough
"How bad could it be?" - SimpleS
I fly to Pittsburgh tomorrow for a conference. I am looking forward to the conference, but unsure how much swim time I will have... goal is to keep the run mileage to 55 or under. I will probably run all 7 days. Big goal = no eating issues.
Done! 49.9 mi run, with a super awesome speed workout in Pittsburgh, running on a warm morning over a bunch of the yellow bridges. Two bikes, 1 outside before I left (6 mi errand ride) and 30 min on the stationary bike at the hotel. 4 swims (8900 yards), two of them with a free guest pass to the PNC YMCA (yay for free guest passes!). The really good run workout, and one swim, was with a friend, and it was nice to catch up and have that company.
Also, I did fine w/ food (beams :D)
goals for this week: 4-5 swims, 3 rides (1 done doing errands today), 1 day off from running.
I love Feb. 29, so cool to have a special once every 4 years day.
maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine
If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
disclaimer: PhD not MD
Also, AndyPants, good luck at Provincials!!!!!!!!!!
W00t! Glad you're getting your stride back!
Huge good luck wishes to Andy for Provincials - go get 'em!
Last week's goals:
swim x 4: win
bike x 1: win - OUTSIDE!
run x 6: win
core/strength x 4: win
Managed to crack 200k (201.7) of running for the month of February without even needing the extra day!
This week's goals:
swim x 2
bike x 1
run x 4
core/strength x 4
I actually took yesterday mostly off - did my usual 20mins of lifting in the morning before work, but I only got about 3.5hrs of sleep and the wind was blowing ice pellets around at 60+kph when I got home last night, so I decided I'd just get to bed early. I honestly can't remember the last time I was under the covers by 10pm (alarm goes off just before 6am), and while I woke up a few times, I know it did me some good.
I may end up taking tonight off as well, since we're due for a really nasty winter storm - supposed to be 6+ inches of snow coming this evening alone, with more heavy wind. Deffo won't be hitting the pool as the streets will be a mess, and may not even make it in to work tomorrow depending on how quickly the plows dig us out.
Far cry from the trailrun I did on Sunday:
I totally did not need the wind vest and had to roll my sleeves up, but I knew to expect ice in the first couple of kilometers of the trail section I was running and didn't want to risk getting too chilled in the 50+kph winds. As for the ice, I was not disappointed - some dicey running there, but it opened up to mud and even some dry trail later.
ill advised racing inc.
Workout wise the plan was: swim x 4, bike x 3 and run x 5 and I actually managed: all the swims, all the runs (some were even outside) and two of the bikes. The third bike was scheduled for Saturday and instead we bought stuff for our kitchen remodel and I slept.
This week: swim x 3, bike x 2, run x 5. First race of the year is on Sunday - it's either a 5k or a 10k run, I can't remember which I signed up for. It's also our last week before a ski trip and our kitchen will most likely be demolished while we are gone. I need to speak to the contractor and figure out whether I need to empty my entire kitchen before we leave.
The left 2nd toe seems to be fine - I don't notice anything going on there. Still some numbness in the very tip of my big toe, but it doesn't bother me and the burning sensation stopped.
My right thumb is still numb at the tip but overall was feeling better after I managed to trim the nail down so it wasn't catching on things as much (it had extended past the tip of the digit and I cut it back so it didn't anymore). I am able to use it pretty much normally again, though I can't put any pressure at all on the nail in any direction. I saw some bruising around the base of the nail as the polish I had on grew out, so last night I got curious and removed the polish to see exactly what I was dealing with.
Once I got a good look in some decent light, I immediately put a fresh coat of nail polish on. I honestly couldn't handle walking around with that thing exposed all the time, and I swear it feels worse now that I have an idea of what's under there.
If you really want to, click here for a somewhat disturbing photo.
I don't know what that darker-coloured cross is, but the whole thing looks entirely more raw than I would have hoped for almost 2 weeks after the trauma..
The good news is that the bruising underneath doesn't seem to put any pressure on the nail, so I shouldn't have to drain it.
ill advised racing inc.
I also agreed to teach another year next year, and I am starting a kitchen renovation. And, it is sunny and warm! So, on the up side out here. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Xantusia soon.
All of my students know how to test whether Andy Potts' HR is higher on swim, bike, or run. But I am in transition and looking for new opportunities ... in case anyone out there in the ST universe knows of any!