With all the stress I have in my life, the last thing I thought I was effecting was my digestion. Hell, for the past few years I’ve completely shifted what I ate and how I thought about food. I thought I was doing a pretty damn good job of eating the right foods to provide my body the fuel I needed to perform optimally. Enter NTA and a wrench in my daily grind…I have come to the realization that over at least the past 2 years I have been “thriving” off of cortisol and epinephrine (adrenaline).
CRAP! The Islandman Triathlon is officially less than 3 weeks away. I am starting to freak out a little about the race. Since signing up (February?) I haven’t had a game plan – real surprise there, right? Even though this is nothing new (I have never truly stuck to any sort of training program), I thought this time would be different. I do want to do really well, not trying to win awards here, but I do want to crush it to my own ability. Either way, I know I will be able to cross that finish line. The only possible disappointment I’ll have is when I don’t beat the three others that I’m doing it with. But to my defense, they do have more experience with triathlons, access to a pool for training whenever they want, and are taller than me = longer running strides.
Last week was a short work week due to Memorial Day, so I thought I would have more time to do things I wanted to do. It was 4 weeks to go until the triathlon. Again, no real training plan so I didn’t think much of what I was doing every day. Well I was totally wrong, I definitely over did it. My body is SCREAMING at me this past weekend and still is today. My quads and hip flexors are extremely tight.