Well, it is for good reason I have been feelin' so lousy and blue. Seems I had some food stuck up in my gum (gross I know). So then came an abscess and pain and grumpiness, etc..I saw 2 dentists yesterday. Now I am not one to pig out on popcorn or such so do not know how this happened. The only way I can avoid further episodes is to just not eat solid food, I guess. I really do take impeccable care of my teeth! Thank goodness for the miracles of antibiotics because after said particles were "dug out" of my gums (that HURT!), and 24 hours of antibiotics, seems I am good as new today. Wow-sooooo glad this did not happen next week in California or Nevada. At least I would be in the country unlike in December, when I had to trust a dentist in Cancun to diagnose and treat my dental issues. Speaking of dental issues-I think I have had my share now that I have been to the dentist about 6 times in the last 6 months. I need to have surgery for a dental implant in August, after/ between some important races cause I cannot workout for like 10 days after the procedure. Gee, can't wait. At least I will be a step closer to getting this gap in my mouth filled. OK, enough dental talk. I finally slept all night last night, pain free-yippeee!
Tomorrow- 5 hour bike ride followed by 30 min run. Then Sunday a short run speed workout! Thought I would never be able to use the "S" word again-SPEED...Yea-can't wait to let it rip. I am a little tired of the pokiness of slow HR training.
Next Saturday is the Rage in the Sage Half Ironman in Nevada where it will hopefully all come together. That is if I do not freeze in the lake. Tryin' to stay positive here. And as luck would have it, out of the only 19 women doing the half next weekend, 3 are in my age group! The worst I can do is 3rd. I was really counting on getting the 1st place medal with so few peeps signed up. But noooooo, there are other compulsive women in their 50s out there, dammit! Don't these women have anything better to do? When did triathlon become this popular with baby boomers? Still trying to stay on the positive track-maybe I will just show them and win!! I have been training my ass off afterall..