As I have been discussing, the pollen count in the Southwest is out of control this year. Probably something to do with El Nino or the planet alignment or global warming...whatever..it has been a pain in the eyes, nose and head for me this year..
THEN, my friend Steve reminded me about this:
It is called a "Neti Pot" , I am not sure why. Basically it is a nasal irrigation thing..to use it is hard to explain. As Steve says, it is one of those "private moments" when you actually use it to blow snot out of your sinuses. I have a Neti Pot, but had forgotten about it..So I am going to try it in place of the allergy pill, nasal spray, decongestant, eye drops and Tylenol I have been using..Today is my first day. I will report if it works..you have to use it twice a day, I think the directions said..
Today is my first official BSLT training day. I ran 50 min on the "dreadmill", swam 3000 yards. The swim seemed to take forever...oh my gosh..swimming is BORING! But I did not cheat or cut my workout short, although I REALLY wanted to..pushing myself to think positive thoughts during that one.
Speaking of positive thoughts, yesterday I had a mini meltdown during our group ride with the triathlon club..Not only was I LAST much of the ride, I said f*&(*k it halfway through and sat at the bottom of the hill while everyone else busted their ass riding up about a 3 mile climb. H has become such a good cyclist, I can no longer keep up with him or anyone else for that matter. I was this close to crying as I waited for the group..Cranky does not even come close to how I felt yesterday. H thinks Satan's spin classes are killing me so I have nothing left on the weekends..I do not feel like they are zapping me that much! I averaged over 15 MPH yesterday and was still left in the dust for the most part... second weekend in a row now..
Bummer...I need to think new thoughts on those rides.I do not accept it is my age since my 8-year older husband seems to be keeping up with guys almost half his age..no excuses..