got some good news on the hand today. the splint is working so I don't need a permanent cast on which is basically saving the rest of my racing season. I have to wear it for 3 more weeks and then head back to the docs. I will tape my hand to swim but not sure how I am going to deal with the split/bike situation yet. I have time to figure that our though. The Doc said it's ok to race as long as I wear the splint. I've taken some heat on this subject today. Why do I want to race in a comprised state? Because that's life and I can. Simple enough? It's been recommended to me to just scrap the rest of the tris for the season and start again next yet but I see no reason to do it. yes racing with the splint on isn't ideal. I completely understand that but how often in life do things go exactly as you want them to. It's easy to play with things are going your way but it's the times where it not going your way that you learn and improve. I also understand that I probably won't do as well racing this way as I would if I didn't have the injury. It's true but I don't see that as a reason to throw in the towel. I would still rather go out and get the experience and enjoy the races then sit here thinking I wonder what it would have been like? It's better to regret something you did than something you didn't do. So i've signed up for another tri this season. why? because I like to train and I want to race. The ortho referred me to a podatrist for the heel spurs. He doesn't want to treat it. I got an appointment in a week. Foot hurt on my run this morning and pretty much the rest of the day. My abs are also super sore. even to the touch. I figured out it is all of the GHD situps Ive done this week. I havent been doing them the last couple months so im back to feeling them. Ran about 10 minutes to the base of a hill. then did 3 x 4 minute hill running. Then moved to the neighboring street and ran that hill 2 x 4 minutes before running home another ten minutes. Crossfit wod was 3 rounds of row 500 meters, 30 box jumps @ 24 inches and 30 back extensions. time 18:59 Food was off a bit again today. didn't have much of an appetite until after the doctors. I was anxious about the situation.
dark chocolate peanut butter
vega wfo w/coconut water
vega vibrnacy bar
early to bed tonight. Doing a 1 mile open water swim race tomorrow morning. I expect to be one of the slowest people there as it most likely will be swimmers but as long as i get a good workout ill be fine with it. Just want to get in some more open water racing experience and it will most likely be a fun time too.