Day 73 of Training for Ironman Cozumel 2013

October 17th, 5:30pm
photos forthcoming)

I was having one of those days where you know you just have to get some stuff done, so I forced myself to sit in my office and attend to the daunting piles on my desk. I really wanted to chuck it all in the rubbish, but instead, I pinned myself to the desk, turned on some music on and went for it.

It is so cleansing to purge. I believe it frees not only the physical space but the mental space as well. I was feeling inspired. My office mate Joey, was doing his usual supervisory role (laying on the printer) dozing the day away.

Come 5:00pm, as I’m prepping for the 6pm Conditioning Workout, still feeling inspired from my productive day, I decide to check a possible place for my dart board. Pulling open a pocket door, thinking it would be the perfect place to hang the board, the door screeches a terrible sound, and suddenly Joey is up, fluffy and attacking my leg!

I screamed like a little girl, grabbed my foam roller, hit Joey (he then attacked the foam roller), shook him off and hit him again, yelling some delightful expletives along the way. Damn freakin cat!
Totally freaked, I go into the bathroom, shut the door, grab the hydrogen peroxide – and call Shelley. I call more for moral support and to have a witness to my trauma (Joey has bit Shelley a couple of times). After getting the comfort I need and pulling myself together, I decide to drive to Urgent Care in Kahala (I need antibiotics). Two hours later I’m sitting at Lucky Belly, with a glass of wine, alongside Shelley and Leslie, who recently moved to Portland and was visiting from out of town. I swallow my antibiotic, tell the riveting tale and enjoy the evening.

As a result of my experience, the Dr. said I should just rest and elevate my leg for 2-3 days to ward off infection. Apparently, working out and “circulating the blood is not a good thing. But they don’t tell us HOW it’s not a good thing in medical school…” said the Urgent Care Dr.

All I can think of is the long ride, run and swim I have coming up this weekend. How will this affect my Ironman training?!  UGH.

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