I have been pretty quiet lately because training wise, things haven’t been going my way. It took me much longer to recover from the Ironman in May than I expected and I seemed to have developed a new issue. I am having pain in my foot that is unexplained at the moment. I had x-rays and they only showed some swelling, nothing else. I will go to the PT next week and hopefully he can fix it. It is keeping me from running which is unfortunate because I have a 70.3 in two weeks! And if my running isn’t a little better by Vineman I may not even do the run (possibly the whole race). I am pretty down about this because I miss running so much and I was really looking forward to Vineman. I want to be back where I was a year ago and it just doesn’t seem to be happening! I am beginning to run out of ideas how to “fix” myself at this point.
My other concern at the moment is that I am gaining weight. I have managed to put on about 7-8 pounds since pre-Ironman and I am not happy about it. I am sure it is to be expected since I am not working out anywhere near as much as I was before, so it was bound to happen. Since I am still kind of injured the only way I will be able to lose this weight is to clean up my diet. I have one problem with that… I can’t stop eating Twix bars! (actually any candy or processed sugar) I am starting to believe that sugar is more addicting that heroin right now. I know what I need to do to eat healthier but I find myself constantly making bad decisions. Today the number was the highest it has been in 2 years (139.8). That has to change!
I guess if I really want to lose the weight I have to STFU and just eat right until my body heals and I can work out like I am used to. Anyway, thanks for reading my whining!