Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What I want vs. what I can do...

... THIS is what I want to train to do...

... at the moment, this is what I can do...

I have a knee injury that, although could be worse, requires me to do no bootcamp, no lower body strength training, and most important... NO RUNNING!  No impact for (4) weeks from injury, which is exactly the day of the Mission Bay Tri.  I can swim... I can spin... but I will have to go into my last race of the season COLD on my run. 

Triathlon (as far as I'm concerned) is half training and half mental... time to start working on that mental...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

... no weight gain with injury... and fun new tri site...

YEAH!  One good piece of news after a week without any cardio... no weight gain!  I've been pretty freaked out that my weight would start going up while I've been out of commission, but I'm the same weight that I was 4 weeks ago.

I was planning to swim to get in my cardio this week, but Jeff wanted me to take the week off, so I did... and then the pool at the Y went down this weekend, so I've had a few extra days off that I wasn't planning.  Still no game plan for the knee and 3 weeks until my last tri of the season.

While I figure things out, check out this new blog that I found (well actually, the writer found me and I checked out her blog.)  Lisa is on a similar journey... weight issues, confidence, learning about and fears of triathlons... her writing is honest and hysterical.  While reading her recent posts, I kept saying, "YES, I feel the same way!"  http://lightlyfromtheledge.blogspot.com/  Her first triathlon is next week and I can't wait to see how she documents that special day!  Good luck, Lisa!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

... Now what... accountable?

... WHAT THE...?
4 weeks from today is my last race of the season... then I have SIX MONTHS of off season training... plenty of time to nurse an injury back to health and continue training.
But darn it, it has been more than 1 1/2 years since my last injury and I was feeling confident... and I made a silly mistake at Boot Camp on Saturday morning.  I twisted my knee as I put my weight on it and I heard a "pop..." and the pain started.
Jeff has "grounded" me... I thought I could at least do a swim today to get in a workout and he told me I had to ice and elevate my knee in hopes for a quick recovery.  He knows how frustrated I am... and he took care of everything around the house today so I could watch my knee. 
Thank you, my sweet husband.  I pray this heals quickly and I can get back to training.  In the meantime, I'm going to kick my own butt pulling in the pool and make sure that my trainer only does upper body and core.  THIS is the great thing about triathlons... if you get injured, you have several different sports to switch the training to! :-)
Oh... and the answer to my last post... Week 78 was 6 pounds lighter than Week 131... although 131 looks much better.  Just goes to show you that the numbers on the scale are just part of the answer... but there is so much more!!!