Well, the month of August was a slightly better month. I probably need to be updating this blog thing more often. Spent some major bucks at Koala Chiropractic after a wakeboarding wipeout. Before strapping on the board, the $600+ nonrefundable IM entry fee flashed before my eyes and common sense took a back seat. After 3 weeks of therapy, x-rays, e-stem, massage, and ice, it turns out to be a strained, possibly torn tendon.
Rest was the prescription but once again, I didn’t listen. At least I did my runs on a treadmill or track for softer pounding. Had to get new shoes too because my plantar fasciitis was acting up. I’m only training around 10 hours a week but that doesn’t account for all the hours of stretching, icing, weight workouts, and foam rolling. It’s crazy! My warm-ups and cool-downs seem to take forever!
Add to all of that my learning curve and this is a full-time job. My nutrition on and off workouts have been defined and redefined again and again; constant practice. I completed an Olympic distance this past weekend and was 15 minutes slower than my last race. Normally I would be discouraged about it but I’m focused on Arizona; everything else is practice. Plus, it was brutally hot! So, there is my lesson for the month; keep your eyes on the goal and work through all the distractions. However, as of today, I don’t think I’m gonna sign up for another race anytime soon.