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Progress

Not too long ago, I was still pretty bitter about my back injury.  I tried not to talk about and just suck it up.  After all, my sadness was about not being able to compete at Challenge Roth.  I was not diagnosed with a terminal illness.  Get over it!

This week I experienced what I would consider progress.  I found myself liking photos on Facebook of friends in California at a triathlon camp and REALLY feeling happy for them.  Not cursing under my breath and feeling fake happy but REALLY happy.

Then on Thursday, a coworker asked if I would ever do another Iron distance race and I said YES!  Emphatically, without hesitation, YES.  

Physically, I am still making progress, no set backs to speak of.  I am still taking it easier that I would have in years past.  This approach is currently working.  I am enjoying my workouts and enjoy having goals again.  


I have been keeping consistent with my training.  My favourite things right now is my spin class on Thursday nights and swimming on Wednesda…

Welcome 2016!

Welcome 2016!  

What a year 2015 was.  I am SO VERY happy it it is OVER!

My body gave me a forced break in May when a disc in my lower back (between L5/S1) decided to make itself known by putting pressure on my S1 nerve.  The timing was bad.  8 weeks before Challenge Roth.  This injury not only took me out of sport, it took me out of my daily life.  2 weeks off work, unable to move or be still without pain.  If you have had this type of injury, you know what I am talking about.  

This disc injury was the final straw in a year of health issues that really made me evaluate my participation in sport, my job and life in general.  

Although I was not able to participate in Challenge Roth, I was well enough to travel and to Germany and follow my good friends around the course.  Seeing them finish in the stadium was both very inspiring and sad for me.  I was so happy to see them accomplish their goals and so very sad for myself not to be out there with them.

2016 will see the end of my pity party…