Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Powers That Be(e)

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.


  1. Ok those bees are getting really aggressive! You saw my bee sting and then someone on our 70.3 ride also was stung through her bike shorts! Bees- leave us alone, its hard enough without the stings! Glad to hear you are back in training!

  2. yay for the green light! :)

    oh jeesh lol... it's always something isn't it? haha... stupid bee!!

  3. Ouch!!!! That figures!

    Sorry I didn't get a chance to say goodbye today, I had to pick up Luke...

  4. OUCH!! Did you put some afterbite on it? That should help with the itchiness!! Glad to hear you have the green light!! :D :D


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