A New Discovery of an Old Problem

swimming pool

I feel a bit sheepish to admit what I’m about to admit because I consider myself to be a very self-aware person. My body is my temple and I take care of it. My mind needs to be taken care of daily, which I do. I feed my soul with daily doses of self-care. However, I have missed some important and obvious issues that I am only now becoming aware of, specifically in the way of sensitivities and allergies. I’m going to talk about just one of them in this post. As I sit here with laryngitis and an immune … Keep reading

Sick of Being Sick

My 3-year-old niece being absolutely adorable!

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

Stay Positive, Get Faster

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I was down and out with a brutal cold for three weeks of hacking, snotting, and complete exhaustion. I’m not going to lie, it was difficult to recover from that. As each day passed, I felt like my fitness was going down down down. I tried to keep a positive mind and know that I would get it back once I was completely healed. Last week was my first full week back into training. The week before I did some shorter rides, super short runs, and super short swims. Last week I did … 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

Recovery

As my training is peaking, I am acutely aware of my recovery time. Actually, I’m more aware of my legs being tired and feeling like they are not recovering. I only have two weeks left of heavy training before I *start* to taper a bit. However, I’ve had some emotional ups and downs over the past few days that I’m trying to even out. Hopefully everything starts to work together. Even though I am unemployed and training every day, I feel like I don’t have enough time to do everything that I want to do. Perhaps I’m piling on too … Keep reading

Excuses, excuses…

So I have not trained much lately. However, my excellent excuse is that I have been sick. I caught a cold from my favorite kid in the whole world. It is a small price to pay to spend time with such a great kid. She’s two and adorable and brings much joy to my world. Alas, the cold went into my chest and I dared not risk it turning into bronchitis. I have a friend who is a triathlete that got pneumonia because she trained when she had a chest cold. So I’m a bit paranoid now. It is clearing … Keep reading