Maybe I shouldn't use the word negative or boycott paired with sponsorship in a blog entry. Someone pointed out to me that a very well established and respected will-remain-nameless professional male triathlete came down on athletes with attitudes about sponsorship and the general feeling that some consider it a right and not a privilege to be sponsored and something about athletes boycotting the product if they don't get what they want the same week I did my funny Splish post and through our circle, he could have read my blog and taken it the wrong way.
My title in my last entry "negative on the sponsors" only meant I don't have any. I have never even asked for sponsorship. I'm sure it's all just a complete coincidence but felt a sense to clear the air. My post was in good fun and in celebration of you chickas that gained that generous sponsorship. Period.
Ok.. on to more important things!
Hamstring is coming along. Yipppeee! I found an awesome massage therapist through Carmen and Karen Monks. Both are top age groupers and fellow Team Psycho athletes always seamlessly qualifying for Hawaii and letting it go to rolldown.. too busy, been there done that... They do seem to always have some injury they are nursing coupled with those slots to Hawaii and SWEAR by Randi Wallace N.C.L.M.T. to make them race ready.
Randi got in there and dug dug dug on Friday night and I'm going back today for some more. It felt awesome to have someone in there breakin' up all the crap. I was bruised and sore the next day but it's feeling so much better just having the one treatment thus far.
I have new orthotics, doing core and surrounding muscle group stuff to take the work load off my hamstrings. EVERYTHING around them glutes, lower back, abs are weak and therefore my hamstrings are bearing the load and are prone to break down. This is a common issue especially in triathletes. Who knew?
The other BAD BAD BAD thing I was doing was not warming up the muscle before running on it especially since it is injured. The 1/2 marathon I did was in cold temperatures and I tried to run easy before the start but I needed much more than that. Sitting on a heating pad to really get it there deeply is the key and icing after until it's resolved
Running has been a bit of pain in the ass, no pun intended, but I do take the time to warm up my butt with a heating pad and then start my run minutes after and I can totally feel the difference already. I have better range of motion and it's taken the extreme tightness away.
Last but not least, no new bike for now. I keep getting this uneasiness when I think about the task right now. It's a process and I think I'm probably smart to train and race Disney and CDA on my trusty steed and perhaps after CDA I treat myself to the Carbon Guru I'm lusting after in sweet pink!
I am however treating pinky Elite to fresh Dura Ace components and upgrading to 10 speed. (I currently have 9 speed)
Have an awesome day!