Monday, March 2, 2009
I've been waiting for one of these all season! Ahhhhhhhhh... nothing like waking up to blizzard like conditions on a Monday morning and having a free day!
Really not much to blog about other than I've got big changes in store for me on a personal note which I won't elaborate on at the moment but stay tuned for "As TGP's World Turns" for bits and pieces.
This is a triathlon/cyclocross sports related blog (I must remind myself) so will try and stick with it's main purpose. training woes, saddle discomfort, endless desire to shovel food..stuff like that.
My training has been going very well.
Or should I say was.
Some of you know this already but I had an MRI on my foot and I have a stress "reaction" in the cuboid bone in my left foot. What is the difference between a stress fracture and a stress reaction?
Not much other than I don't have to wear that stupid walking boot. (Thanks Amanda R. for offering up yours) 4 solid weeks of no running which could turn into 6-8 weeks.
I contribute this latest issue to on going PF and also a Morton's neuroma I've been diagnosed with in conjunction.
As much as I've been great about taking care of myself, not increasing my run volume, wearing proper shoes, stretching and doing core/functional training a minimum
of 2x week, I am left with a semi permanent dazed and confused look about me.
Your F-ing kidding me, right????
At first I was in shock. So much I actually didn't say one word as I was being told by my physician as I sat on the table staring at the MRI.
Not a word.
I couldn't or the flood gates would have opened right there.
Lucky for me, my sister has a neighbor who is an ortho surgery guy and answered
all my questions (except why) post my mini breakdown.
The good news is, I'm on the mend. ( I hope)
I"ve got my own Aqua Jogger set up with those little feet thingys and I'm already
in the water tricking my brain into thinking I'm actually running. I think I will have to wear the foot things when I swim at masters because I can feel discomfort when I push off the wall when flip turning. Should be interesting and I'll be fair game in Lane Three come tomorrow morning with my new fashion statement. Ha!
Also I bought myself some sturdy, not-so-sure-about-stylish, Dansko shoe/clogs in which I will eat, sleep and work in for the next four weeks. Here's hoping Zappo's delivers in a snow storm.
Send me some water workouts if you have any to share. I find if I try and trick my gray matter into thinking I am doing a workout in the diving well with the other silver headed ladies, I might just be able to save some of that MAF base I worked so hard on.
Posted by Trigirlpink at Monday, March 02, 2009