What. A. Week. Can someone please stop this emotional roller coaster? I'd really like to get off thankyouverymuch.
If you've been reading along you would have read this post on Friday. About an hour after I published that post, I had a call with my chiropractor for an update. The conversation didn't go the way I had hoped. He told me he wanted me to take a week off. That sent me into a complete tailspin. I hung up the phone and started crying and I stayed in a funk all day. I already feel like I'm behind the eight ball. This has been going on for FIVE weeks. My training has been haphazard to say the least. I've given up on my top five goal and I feel like I'm dangerously close to having to give up on the idea of even starting the race. I still can't run and my cycling is falling behind big time. I have lost a lot of fitness.
This weekend was going to be the test. If I could ride for 2.5 to 3 hours pain free, then I would have known that I could get in a couple more long rides and be good to go for Tremblant, even if I had to walk the half. But that didn't happen and now I'm left wondering if I'll even make it to the start line.
What's bothering me the most is that no one can figure out exactly what's wrong. It's been 5 weeks of treating various symptoms. Granted I had a BUNCH of different things that were bothering me and with each treatment, various things have gotten better. The one thing that remains is my hamstring issue. I haven't had any imaging done and I think that needs to happen in order to eliminate any more guess work and come up with a clear plan of action.
G has been trying to cheer me up and he's been very supportive but I can't seem to get out of this funk. He even bought me this amazing cycling kit.
It doesn't help matters that the weather has been nothing short of spectacular this weekend - FINALLY. With all my spare time, I finally dealt with the garden in the back and did some planting. It's nice to see some flowers in there vs the bits of weeds that were there last summer, ha ha.
I didn't get up to much this week but I'm still going to link up (a day late) with Holly and Tricia for their weekly wrap.
Tuesday: OFF. I was still really sore from my ART / Acupuncture treatment and I worked a long day.
Wednesday: 1600m swim
Thursday: 31km ride outside
Friday: 4.2km run - not good + 2000m swim
Saturday: OFF. Did some gardening. That has to count for something?
Sunday: OFF. I even skipped my swim as per my chiro's orders. I don't get why he wants me to not swim. I'm going to see if I take my legs out of the equation (i.e use a pull buoy) if he'll let me in the pool.
Total time 2h 49 minutes.
I really hope that this week is better.
How was your week? If you're in Canada, how did you celebrate the long weekend?