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  1. #1
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    How Hard Can It Be? 6.0

    When last we met our aquatically superior yet cusorially challenged heroine, she was planning on doing an Aquabike for her big race this year. Plans change...

    For the last year or so, maybe longer, I've had headaches nearly every day. I would wake up everyday with one and take three Advil and that would usually make it go away. My doctor said it was allergies, but allergy meds didn't help. I thought maybe it was dehydration so I would drink a lot. That just made me get up more often. In April, I started seeing a chiropractor and my mornings have been headache free for a couple of weeks. I still get the stress related ones in the afternoon that come from an immature class... What does this have to do with triathlon? He's not just any old chiropractor, he specializes in sports related issues. Now that we have the headaches under control, we're looking at why I can't get under a 10:40 mile. He's ruled out that it's a flexibility issue in my legs and now we're looking at how tight my shoulders, back and neck are. Will I get faster? Maybe, maybe not. But since I've started working with him, my runs feel better.

    For some reason, I was just not excited about the Aquabike. In some ways it seemed like a cop out, I guess. I withdrew my entry a couple of weeks ago. This year's big race is going to be an Olympic and I've got just 12 weeks to train. My time is limited since I'm driving out to see the doctor three times a week - 20 miles each way and crummy traffic on the way home. That will get better once school ends. We're going to New England for ten days and then spending a week rafting part of the Grand Canyon. I'll be able to swim some and run some in New England. Right now the only goal is to have a race to train for. I've go some swim and bike times in my head that should be quite doable.

    Veronica
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    Good luck, Veronica. Glad you have been able to cure the headaches.
    Keep us posted on your progress.
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    Re: How Hard Can It Be? 6.0

    Congratulations on solving the headaches! Let us know what you decide and good for you that you made the decision that was right for you.

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    I ran six miles on Saturday.

    Shawna did a boot camp on Sunday. That was a lot of fun, lots of sprinting and other intense cardio.


    Group shot at the end.

    Today was upper body and abs. This is robot push ups with hands on a Bosu, feet on a fit ball. Super hard!


    I have a tough week this week with meetings today, tomorrow, chiro appointment on Wed., Open House on Thursday. The PTA is also doing Teacher Appreciation week, that means an abundance of not healthy food will be in the staff room. It's very sweet of them, but I don't need the extra calories.

    Veronica
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    Look at all of those smiles, and the one guy is getting some serious air! The pushups do look very hard, will have to try them when my shoulder calms down

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    Those pushups look crazy hard. Yes, I want to try one, even knowing I'll embarrass myself. Congrats on getting rid of the headaches!
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    Awesome that you are getting rid of headaches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love my sports chiro too!
    Slow and steady (like a train!)

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    Re: How Hard Can It Be? 6.0

    LOL Crankin

    Veronica-so glad you are seeing improvement! If I cant get my lat/scap/ t-spine to respond better then I may wind up at a chiro as well. Hope things continue to improve for you!

 

 

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