I am happy to report that my chiropractor gave me the green light to get back to training on Monday. Of course, that was after he gave me a stern come-to-Jesus talk about stretching! I'm a convert, I can tell you, because I really do want to get better! Anyway, I started out with an easy 20 min. run and a 40 min. easy spin on the trainer. I felt rusty, but good.
Tuesday morning, I was a bit stiff which was a little disappointing. I think in my heart of hearts I was hoping for a miraculous recovery, even though in my head I realize that was most likely impossible. The good news is that there was definitely improvement over how I usually feel the morning after a run, so my hope remains for a full recovery. I headed out with my girls from the Y for an hour ride, and felt fantastic. I mean really, really good. Let me tell you, a week of rest and recovery makes for some great training!!
So I was a little over halfway through the ride, when I felt a bug bounce off my arm, and then, all of a sudden, ouch...OUCH...OUCH!!! A bee stung me right through my bike shorts in, um, not the best spot! I thought the worst part would be over quickly, but it throbbed for the rest of the day. Today, it's just itchy, so I have to be careful that people don't think I have, um, issues, down there.
Ah...the life of a triathlete.