Sick of Being Sick

This week I got a cold. I haven’t had a cold in so long! It’s been around 2 years or so since I’ve had a regular ol’ cold. Usually I fight it off easily with my regiment of Vitamin C and echinacaea. This time, though, it was too much. Sometimes an athlete can get a cold from being run down because of over-training. I have a training buddy who does this *coughNavarracough* and I shake my head at her and tell her to slow down. Lucky for me, I do not have this problem. For the last few years I … Keep reading

Slow Down

All athletes need to know when to slow down. Last week was one of those weeks for me. The week before I had a sinus cold and kept training, going to work, and doing everyday things. Over Thanksgiving weekend that caught up with me and I was down and out for five days. It really sucked and I missed training and going to the gym. I guess that’s what they say about “absence makes the heart grow fonder” and all that jazz… it can translate to training! Yesterday I swam with the local tri club and I had no problems … Keep reading

Why the Lull? An Explanation!

I have not posted in almost two weeks. Even I am shocked at the amount of time between now and my last post. I suppose time flies when you are training, get sick, have to work a lot, and am working on my new website! A couple of weekends ago I went on a lovely cross-country ski trip with some fabulous friends. Unfortunately, their wee child (as I like to call the “Germ Monger”) had a virus that included a cold and an eye infection. So almost everyone on the trip had what we called “shiteye” for a few days … Keep reading

It’s been a month?!

As my lack of posting confirms, my training has been sparse these days. I got sick again and it took another two weeks to get over. Now that I’m back to 100%, I’m back in the pool and back on the bike. It’s taking a bit longer to get back into running for no real reason. This week I’m hoping to be back to 100% training. I was looking at my races coming up for the season. I have a busy summer ahead of me, starting off with a marathon at the end of May. This weekend is my first … Keep reading