Thursday, April 23, 2009

Holy Benedryl

The wind picked up here in Vegas yesterday.. well really it's been windy of and on for quite some time, but this particular time it blew all the trees, dust, pollen, etc and I had the worst allergy attack I've ever had. I wanted to rip my eyeballs out. Like I've said before, I'm not one to take medicine. I'd rather have a cup of tea and some echinacea when I am feeling sick. But last night, I was blowing blood out of my nose and I figured it was time for some benedryl allergy medicine. I took ONE and it knocked me on my butt! lol I slept so hard. Harder than I probably have in 6 years (since having kids). If Kai woke to nurse, I don't even remember. She probably could have and I'd have slept right through her whines. Poor baby.

So needless to say, I missed my swim workout last night. I took a day to rest my knee today. Tomorrow I hit spin and a run again. Our pool is finally open!!! YAY. So I can get out there, and even with my wetsuit to practice.

I have 2 new goals/desires. I want this road bike. It's at a specialty store here and it's cheaper than I've seen around for a brand new bike. I don't think I'll ever be able to afford it though. It's $800 and although in triathlon world that isn't that much money for a nice bike, in my real world that IS a lot of money.

And I want to be a Tri Chic. I want Nicole as a coach so bad. I want to be on the Nix Tri Chix team so bad. Again though, it's just too much money. She's a total sweetheart, I've seen her interact with her girls, and I'm ready to take my training to another level. I'm ready to improve even more. I feel as though I've hit a plateau and I feel myself getting weary yet I'm still so stoked and excited to race! I think I just need that accountability, I need to mix it up a bit and see some better results. I really want that team environment. I may just be silly though. I may be making a bigger deal out of it than it's worth.

If and/or when the time is right, it'll all happen.

I'm excited to one day look back on my "mountain bike riding, came in last in my age group" days of triathlon.


robison52 said...

Benadryl has that affect on me too, I just want to crash all the time. I won't be taking any allergy medicine during my 50k race tomorrow as I need all the energy and alertness I can get. I'm very nervous about the race due to the strong winds today...that's all I need on top of a 50k distance, high altitude climb, AND NOW WIND!! Too late to chicken out now...I've told many others that I'm running this thing and now I'm accountable.

Sara Cox Landolt said...

Hey there,
Glad to read that you're really enjoying your tri training. I'm sorry the allergies are so bad. My husband's are terrible right now, it's that time of year. I hope your knee feels better soon & that you'll continue loving this awesome sport!