Tuesday, June 2, 2009

This Sucks!

Well I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything here but there has been nothing really to post because even before it began there will be no triathlons for me this season.

June 29th I am going to have back surgery and will be down 4-6 weeks (thus missing the PineBush Race) and my chance to do an Olympic distance in August.

After 2 rounds of lumbar shots I still had pain in my back and leg...so the doctor is going to have to go in and clip the disc which is apparently wrapped around the nerve and reposition the nerve...close to what I had done in 2002.

Just my luck...

I am down to 1 session a week with the personal trainer and that depends on how the back is doing that day. I look over at my bike and wish I could be out riding it instead of sitting on my butt inside.

Oh well I guess there is always next year

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Possible Setback For This Season

So it has been awhile since I updated here and I wish I could say that I am on the verge of being ready to begin my second session of triathlon. Unfortunately that is not the case...

Around mid January I felt a pain that I had not felt in 7 years...I am talking about pain in my lower back and shooting pains down my left leg. At first I thought that I had just over done it one evening but after that it continued and got worse. Finally I decided to go to the Doctor who had me take another MRI and found that my L5 disk is once again bulging and causing me major discomfort.
So right now I am not sure if I am going to be able to race this summer. Going to try Lumbar Injections and if those don't work then the Dr is will do tests to see if surgery would solve the problem. Hope that I don't have to go the surgery route since I would be down for a month and I live alone which makes it difficult

So we'll see...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Holiday Detox

Yeah so it has been awhile...I know.

Not much has been going on since the last post minus working with the trainer and catching an extra Spin class sub job when I could.

I am so glad the holidays are over. I am sick of eating or being tempted by food which is readily available.

Starting Monday I am back to watching what goes in the old piehole.

Today I did an indoor "triathlon" which consisted of a 500yd swim, 1.5 hr Spin class, and 2 miles on the Arc trainer...and I felt decent afterward.

So here is the proposed races I am going to do this year:
July 12th: Pinebush (sprint)
August 9th: Spirit of Morgantown (Olympic)
Fantastic Nantasket Beach Triathlon TBA
Sept. 20: Buzzards Bay (sprint)

I got a lot of training to do between now and then. Probably won't join the tri-club at the gym until they start working outside in the Spring.

Stat tuned....