"Don't let the fat chick beat you"?

I have been racing for about 5 years now. I am not a typical runner or even triathlete. I fight with serious medical conditions every step of the way, but each step makes me stronger. I have two boys both with special needs and I have learned to chalk that up to making me stronger as well.

It is with sad heart that I must report that lupus has won the battle this year, but trust me when I say the war is far from over! My racing days are not over by any stretch of the imagination. This is just a minor setback that will make me stronger.

Friday, June 25, 2010

“I thought you were taking a break!”

Ok, I said I was going to be taking it easy and then I set my workout and it is anything but! On a good note I haven’t been able to do everything on my schedule for the most part because mommy duties have interrupted. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday I have gotten my gymlet time in without any issues. My planned activities for Monday and Tuesday evenings and my gymlet time on Thursday didn’t pan out because mommy duties over rode them. Now, yesterday, Kiddo #2 was having a bad day curtsey of this brother so after I dropped his brother off at Tae Kwon Do, I took kiddo #2 to Starbucks for his afternoon snack (and to cheer him up). I got a Venti Iced non-fat, decaf latte (3[ish] Weight Watchers points) and an oatmeal cookie, I love their oatmeal cookies. I almost had a heart attack when I found out that damn cookie cost me 8 Weight Watchers points, ARE YOU SERIOUS? At the end I used 2.5 of my weekly points (you get 35 weekly points). After Starbucks, Kiddo #2 and I ran to the store to pick up some stuff for dinner, then he headed off to gymnastics and I went and waited for Kiddo #1 to finish up. When he was finished we headed home to start dinner. My sister was home sleeping (she had to go back to work last night) so I had no issues leaving him at home to work on some things while I walked to gymnastics to pick up Kiddo #2. It took me about a half hour to get there and back, so at least there were more activity points BUT last night I realized that pushing myself even when “taking it easy” is what got me in this situation in the first place! My foot was hurting SO bad it wasn’t even funny! Charlie started licking my foot and usually I just move my foot away from him, but last night it hurt and I almost kicked him. L So I have to rethink this whole “taking it easy” thing. Today I am still hitting the gymlet but I will be on the bike. I need to remember where I put my swimming bag and I will integrate more swimming and water running into my workouts. I need to make sure I am not putting the pounding on my feet and knees more than a few times a week (like 3 times) if I ever hope to get back happily racing. I do still plan on heading out on my bike this weekend through! And maybe swimming Sunday morning instead of heading to the Incline or Waldo Canyon.

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