It has been a tough two weeks. My favorite part of the training I haven’t been able to do. I have had a major ear infection that is today still fighting to stick around. My doctor has restricted my swimming and I am miserable.
I have been running and cycling, but the ear is not letting me train to my needs to complete the race.
I am keeping my spirits up and I will try and get enough in this next week to complete the race.
I have been prescribed physical therapy for my nagging calf issue. My doctor feels that there was at some point a tear in it and it needs to be worked with.
There you have it. “Things happen”.
I am remaining optimistic.
I am not an Olympic athlete. I am not going to place in my age group. I am going to finish.
One of my best friends from college, who I miss a great deal, said it best. He said “I know you will do great, you’re too stubborn to quit.”
I would say that about sums me up.
I race tomorrow (Saturday) in a very small sprint triathlon. I am looking forward to it.
Keep me in your thoughts the next nine days. Send me positive thoughts. I will need them and I will also need your thoughts and prayers on Sunday, October 29th.
I am going to attempt to post immediately after the half Ironman, but forgive me if I can’t.
On October 29th I will Swim 1.2 miles – Bike 59 miles – Run 13.1 miles. I will.
Have a great week!