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Hi...I am very new to triathlon, well actually to any sport. Did a try-a-tri in September 09 and caught the bug. Not sure at this point what the end goal is....just enjoying the ride!

Coming back from injury!

Trevervaby TrevervaOct 5th 2010
I haven't posted in a while and finally am in a positive place again. Mid August I managed to slip a disc in my back which in turn pinched the sciatic nerve. Painfull and incapacitating are the two words that spring to mind.

Several ER trips and tests finally landed me on heavy duty narcotics and walking with the aid of a walker. Having invested so much time and energy on taking my life to a more positive place I was very angry and frustrated to say the least!

So skipping over 6-weeks which I wont bore you with I finally turned a corner and feel that I am getting somewhere again. Last night was the first pool session again now that our season is done and I was only able to manage 1200 meters in an hour (I was at 2000), but it was a step in the right direction.

Injurys are as hard on the head as they are on the body! I was speaking with someone at club last night who broke her wrist when she fell off her bike over the summer. The ER staff thought she was really overdoing the tears for a broken wrist but that wasn't the reason for the emotion. Her season was over, along with her hopes and aspirations, and that is why she was so upset. Bones and discs mend reasonably quickly but hopes and dreams are what needs rehabilitation.
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IMnadineby member: IMnadine, Nov 11th 2010 15:25
Ohh you said it! Dreams! This Sunday I injured my back and had a bulge come out from a disc. My Chiropractor was so severe he said quit cycling completely. I guess some health care practicioners donīt get atheltes. My racing season was abruptly shortened and I did cry over it! I hope you heal soon and that next season will be a strong one!
Gagetown Sprint Distance
Trevervaby Treverva Jun 28th 2010
Today I marked another notch in my triathlon belt...my first Sprint distance. Going in to it I was comfortable that I would be able to finish as I am becoming more aware of what I can do but what was not so certain was how much I would be able to ru...
Cycled 30km for the 1st time!
Trevervaby Treverva Jun 11th 2010
Last night I ventured out with the club for my first offical bike training session. The session was labeled for beginners and intermediate and as a complete rookie I figured I was in the right place. Of the 15 or so people who showed up I was the onl...
Cold, Raining Hard, Windy, Foggy ..... and AWESOME!
Trevervaby Treverva May 31st 2010
So I managed to knock over 10 1/2 minutes off my time from the same distance last September. The weather was aweful but that didn't seem to matter much. I was thrilled with my swim time and very pleased with my run time. My bike time was not as good ...
1st Race of the Season Tomorrow
Trevervaby Treverva May 29th 2010
I just received the email confirming my start time and it is early. Race starts at 7:30 and I have to be there an hour before that to check in, get body marking etc. It takes 45 minutes to get from my house to the Navy base so it looks like it will b...
 
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