Monday, July 26, 2010
Training At a Standstill
My dear mother is having health issues again so the training is sort of at a stand still. Only got an 8.5 mile run and a 34 mile road ride in this weekend along with a short paddle on Sunday. The last half of the bike ride was with the seat post in the lowest position -- the clamp broke when I tried to raise the seat. Needless to say, it wasn't a good weekend for training. And momma? She ended up in the emergency room on Thursday from severe pain from an inflamed sacroiliac. X-rays revealed an arthritic back with the sacroiliac issues. She has an appointment with an orthopedic doctor on Thursday so hopefully they'll help her out and give some pain relief beyond the pain meds she currently taking that just ain't doing the trick. It hurts her so much she's really not doing much at home -- no cooking/cleaning/keeping things in order. So Chili to the rescue. I love my aging parents. With momma at 73 and papa at almost-80, I have a sneaky feeling I'll be spending more time with them over the next couple years. In the meantime, I'm not sure if I'll be able to continue the long hours training for the Rattling Double -- I'll have to take it day by day. My current training schedule will be good for the Cap City Challenge in September and short adventure tris; but I can't commit to anything long right now. ARGH!