Archive for July, 2011

The SheRox Triathlon

I was in no shape to run with my triathlon relay team today but I found a perfect sub.


My cousin Anne did the 800m swim and was probably one of the fastest (if not THE fastest) swimmers there.


My sister Kim did the 10 mile bike ride. Suddenly out of nowhere a few years back she signed up for a half marathon just for the fun of it. And now she wants to experience a tri. What a stud! (I have yet to do either).


My other cousin Andrea stepped in to handle the 5k with less than 24 hours notice. She had no idea if she could finish a 5k without having to stop but sailed through it with no problem. Good for her!


Family came out to watch.


The team did a great job – 3rd place of 7 relay teams. Great job guys!


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Injury Report: Sprained hip

hip-girdleLately I have been spending mornings outside on the patio watering the flowers, hiking, biking, or going to the gym instead of bothering to write about anything.

But now that I can barely walk around I will have more time. Sigh. My IT band has been really tight for the past couple months and this week it got worse fast. At some point during GHD sit ups I heard my hip pop a little but didn’t think much of it and pushed right through into workouts the next day.

Basically I did to my hip the equivalent of twisting your own ankle for a week until it is sprained. I am functional and actually I can walk just fine. But if I turn just slightly the wrong way, pain pierces through my leg and lower back like a migraine headache. Bad timing too. I am supposed to run a 5k tomorrow with my sister, Kim, and cousin Anne. I still have hopes that it is just a mild sprain and I will be fine in a couple days but this time I will have to let my body decide instead of my head.

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