Today I got up nice and early. Actually, I woke up so many times during the night. The great news is that I’m not waking up every time I roll over or just because everything H-U-R-T-S… This time I awoke because I could hardly wait to get on with my day! Yeah for me!!
I ate a good (uuuhhh…delicious, nutritious, hearty) breakfast as well as schlucking down a bunch of coffee. A gleeful heart should always be fueled with a little extra caffeine, you know. I took the short drive out to…
Athletes Performance Phoenix! After spending a couple of weeks at their Pensacola/Gulf Breeze facility in December, I know I’ll never go anywhere else for “professional help” again. OK, that’s not entirely true, but I really love this place. While only a handful of us were training in December, a great number of athletes were in training now. Football players were on the field, baseballs were flying, a good number of Asian men were holding weight plates for some reason unknown to me, and everyone seemed to have a huge protein shake and a handful of supplements. (At one point I couldn’t find where I was going and some very large man told me to follow him. I obliged, of course, feeling like a dwarf.) The place is cool, way cooler and larger than the original site they opened in Tempe ten years ago.
I was here to run. I have been holding off on running because I don’t feel quite “right” yet. I’m not fully rehab-ed, I’m not strong enough, and I’m not quite structurally balanced. Yet, while in Phoenix I wanted a valuable professional evaluation and updated plan. So I ran. I ran on the Woodway treadmill. Then I ran on the new updated non-motorized arc-shaped Woodway. Then I ran on the Woodway in “dynamic” mode. Then I ran on the harnessed Wooday. That’s a lot of treadmills, you know! Then I walked, exercised, walked some more…and got the verdict:
I’M NOT READY TO RUN…YET. Bummer. Boo for me.
But…I have a new checklist and a new plan. It will happen. Once again, AP is leaving me hopeful and happy. I am determined to make that “comeback” (read: come back) to triathlon.
Today I got the butt-kicking I was looking for. I then used my Ford Focus to set my sites on Sedona. Tomorrow, the yin to my yang. Until then, Cheers!