Site updates: I just added pics from the Oxbow Triathlon to my Rippel Effect Tri page (click here to go look)!
A lot has been going on in my life. I have taken two months off from my own workouts due to a herniated disc (L5). I am currently going to physical therapy and am looking forward to getting back on my bike soon! It’s been interesting…I have lost 10 pounds from not working out! I am working on building my core strength and getting things back to “normal.”
As a result of the herniation, I have sciatic nerve-related issues and my left leg has felt like it doesn’t belong to me. Case in point: I attempted to go running (the last workout I did), and not only was my pace dramatically slower, but I felt completely out of my element. I believe my average was 9:30 min/mi for three miles! Towards the end of the run, I tripped because of my left leg and my left knee almost locked out. Could have been bad! Never in my life have I felt self-conscious while running. I felt totally awkward and had to put a ton of thought into each step. Not good at all.
Things have improved greatly (my “foot drop” isn’t quite as noticeable as it was initially…and it was pretty bad, lol). I am in the process of writing a blog post or two about what i’ve experienced during this time in my life.
There will be more updates soon, so stay tuned!