"I like you. I'll gladly sit down and have dinner with you after the race. But when the gun goes off, I pretty much hate you, and I want to stomp your guts out. That's racing." -J Rapp
"Have faith- trust in the plan - the breakthrough will come. I promise. " Woo
“The only time you can be brave is when you’re afraid.”
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
If it's not one thing, it's the other (I can't believe the forces in play this year...geeze!). Otherwise training is going well...I am back full swing with a sense of urgency, and this dam thing happens...I've told myself to not let it distract me...it's the journey not the destination! I'm having no problems at all on the bike now (other than the 100+ degree weather) and am in the middle of re-building my base so I can last on the bike for 5 hours...the run is coming back, and I think my legs are very thankful for the rest they've been given over the past 3 months!
t-minus 17 weeks and 2 days to go!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Anyways, the big news of the day is my 3 month post surgery check up was this morning--I went in holding my breath because lately I had the feeling that I may have had a non-union from that way things felt (lots of pinching and unable to move in certain positions without it feeling like it was in 2 pieces still). My scapula is still "winging" a bit, but I can raise my right arm straight up in the air (but with slight guarding/blocking).
After x-rays and evaluating, the news is good! (x-rays below) Dr Amit is seeing a good size callous forming between the two pieces---the massive amounts of Calcium with Magnesium and Milk have done their duty! He said the pinching is pretty normal, as is the tightness due to the increase in bone mass in the area (the skin over the site is TIGHT!). He said "let pain be your guide" at this point, and restrictions are lifted but not to overdo it (sure!).
So off we go on this journey to see if I can get into "my" idea of great shape for November 21st...a sub 10 hour time is still the goal and we have 130 days to get there! I know I can get there physically, it's the mental side of the race that scares me---the "just walk" voices need to be conquered! One step at a time though..let's see how brutal the road back is for swimming...I'm going to have to learn how to swim all over again, and maybe that's a good thing.