I woke today feeling good. I had to be at work early (The ICU was getting a state award for reducing CLABSI so yay us, yay infection prevention.) Why on earth they needed to do this at 7:30 in the morning I will never know. BUT…this allowed me to come into work a wee bit early, so I can leave work a wee bit early tomorrow.
We FINALLY had the temps drop out of the mid to high 80’s this afternoon. It was 70 when I hit the pool and the pool was probably about 81. So the swim went along well. For the first time since the back strain, I did flip turns with no issues. I struggled with being a bit bored in the pool. I think I mostly am now out of the training habit and I was wanting to see my coach. So after 1200 yards I got out into the frozen North. It was breezy and cold. No longer 70. More like low 60’s in a wet swim suit with a breeze. It felt a bit like Christmas.
After I got dressed I went out to the fitness floor to get on the cycle and hand my coach a “Bananas Foster” Lara Bar. I have discovered he is kind of a human garbage can. Anything I do not want to eat, I give to him. Being allergic to bananas, the Lara bar was ridiculous to even be in my bag. He thanked me and looked a bit anxious. I could tell he had a patient coming, and that he was thinking about using the Estim on me AND that he had a few things to say but didn’t have time to talk- this always seems to make him nervous, like he thinks he is rejecting me by not having time right then… I stopped his anxiety and said, “I’m going to get on the bike now” and abruptly walked off.
Cycled for 45 mins fairly hard at about a 16.5 MPH pace. Broke a sweat. enjoyed a “Sounds of the Season” station from I HEART RADIO.
It really wasn’t too bad.
Then I just went HOME. I was thinking about meeting up with the coach again, but I decided that well, we have seen an awful lot of each other. My back felt OK with the E-Stim, so I decided to just give it a night. If it gets crazy overnight, He can treat it on Friday. He really Always does want to know how I am, but we have both had heavy doses of each other all week, so it’s time for me to kind of cut the knot a bit. I am almost completely healed, so…time to get used to our regular routine of waving nodding and emailing. Admittedly even when I was on the E-stim daily I pretty much set myself up, said thanks, and “too much stim!” and that was about it. But still it was a lot of being in each others faces.
I’m thinking if I feel this good tomorrow, I may try for an actual RUN. we’ll see.