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Disappointing setback

I didn't do the triathlon today. I'm disappointed, but being realistic about it.

I got sick (again) yesterday morning, when we went swimming in the lake--even worse than last week--throbbing headache, nausea, tossing my cookies--it wasn't fun. I came home and slept for most of the day.

I did go pick up my race packet, hoping that I'd feel better, but came to the conclusion that it was stupid to try it feeling as poorly as I did. (and even after sleeping for 10 hours last night, my head and ear are still aching). I'm going to schedule a doctor's appointment, to see if there's something obviously wrong, and go back to training.

There's a half mile open water swim in August, and another women's sprint triathlon in September....and a half marathon in January.

So i'm not quitting, it's just a temporary setback.

Many many thanks to all of you that have been so supportive. I'll still do it. It'll just take a little longer...

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sisterfish125
Jul. 18th, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
I know you were excited about doing it, but being healthy when you do it is a much better thing. I'm still proud of you for all of the training you've done!

Oh, talked to Mom, and she said they'd go in on the ASA thing. Not a lot, but I didn't have to pitch as hard as I thought either...
sisterfish
Jul. 18th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
Woo!!!

Send me their address again, and I'll send them a pledge envelope!

unmisha
Jul. 18th, 2004 09:36 am (UTC)
That sucks that you weren't up to it - but, yeah, triathloning while sick would have been... unwise. I hope you're feeling better!
sisterfish
Jul. 18th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
It's getting better, but still awfully throbby. I think a visit to the GP is in order, just to be sure.

simonelo
Jul. 18th, 2004 11:59 am (UTC)
I'll echo the comments that it was good you were able to determine you were too sick to perform.

i just think it's terrific that you've been training so hard. Go Meg!
sisterfish
Jul. 18th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
At one point this afternoon, John said "Just think, if you'd tried the race, we'd probably be in the emergency room still!". :)

hiddeneye
Jul. 18th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
Major bummer. I'm sorry it did not work out at the last minute. It's esp tough since you trained so consistantly for months. And, like you say, you'll do it in the future. All that exercise and great attitude went straight to the bottom line of your health!

Take good care of yourself. Sounds like you definitely have something going on.
sisterfish
Jul. 18th, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)
It's so strange to kinda-sorta think of myself as an athlete, but I am. Slow and fat, but still an athlete (on the way to being faster and thinner).

And hey, only a year until the next Seafair. :) Plenty of time to get ready.

I'm going to go get checked for an ear infection (since one of them is very tender) and then maybe get the religion of the wax plugs. :)

hiddeneye
Jul. 19th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
yes, you're an athlete. complete with a sports-related ailment!

i think i finally figured out the points thing... some how, yesterday's points tracker showed me eating 50-some points worth of food. NOT. I figured out that it was adding up not only what I ate, but the contents of several meals proposed by the software! YIKES! It really pissed me off, since I tried really hard yesterday to eat EXACTLY what was on my list not to exceed my points budget for the day.

I went back and adjusted everything, and planned two more days of meals for myself.

I have to say, the online thing is PERFECT for me. Esp being able to build recipes and such.
snorklet
Jul. 18th, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
Mom says "don't push yourself till you get sick, maybe this is your body trying to tell you something, don't push yourself so hard. Go rest"

*hugs from both of us*

We all love you too much to see you down and sick, just get better, there are more triathlons.
sisterfish
Jul. 18th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
Thanks. I have the $55 t-shirt. :)

And I'm a lot more fit than I was when i signed up to do it.

September. I'll be ready for that.

hesperide
Jul. 18th, 2004 06:15 pm (UTC)
HUGS & HUGS!

I am really glad you didn't do it while feeling sick. John's right about the ER. That's not a place we want you to be. No. No. NO! No ER for you Missy!

Now get well, and we'll be rooting for you in September! 8)
cheesepuppet
Jul. 20th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
Aww Meg, I'm so sorry you missed it! But I am incredibly proud of you for training so hard, and for skipping the event when you knew it could be Very Bad to do it. I think that takes immense guts.

And you are an athlete! No doubt about it!
sisterfish
Jul. 21st, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC)
Parts of me are athletic.
Today at the doctors, the cute nurse-boy who took my weight, blood pressure and pulse told me "Your pulse is perfect. 60. That's an athletic pulse!" :)

He also told me he didn't believe I weighed as much as I said I did, and made me get on the scale.

Reebook Women's Supersprint in September. You adn the gummibear can cheer me on.
cheesepuppet
Jul. 22nd, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
Re: Parts of me are athletic.
Wow, 60 is an awesome pulse! You ROCK! I wish my pulse was that low. Mine is about 72. But it used to be 80, so I know I've had some improvement.
cheesepuppet
Jul. 22nd, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
Re: Parts of me are athletic.
And where is the Women's Supersprint? Seattle?
sisterfish
Jul. 27th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)
Re: Parts of me are athletic.
It's in Federal Way, at Steele Lake.

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