It's been about 4 months since my last post. Here I am in the back of the car on my iPad2 coming back from a very relaxing day trip to Charleston, SC reflecting on my triathlon season (or lack there of). I started out the year with an understanding with myself that I wouldn't be doing much in the way of triathlon this year since my wife and I had our third son in December. Of course, now that I have signed up for the Beach 2 Battleship Half Ironman I am kinda wishing I would have listened to myself. I really wanted to complete a Half this year.
So, last Sunday, after my 5 mile run, after my 43 mile bike I wasn't feeling so good. I finally went to the doctor Monday evening and could not believe the diagnosis. Pneumonia, yep thats right, pneumonia! So I was out last week and will take it easy next week. I hope to ease back into training and be fit enough to finish the race, all things considered. It has been road block after road block but I am keeping my spirits up. I have found that some of the best motivation has been all of my podcasts, race reports, and blogs from last year.
I need to focus on eating right, training when I can and pulling my weight with the family. I also need to focus on staying healthy. I think I might have a piriformis issue in my left side. I know I will persevere, it is in my nature. Push on!