He told me to continue the PT and he gave me a script for iontophoresis. It’s basically a way to send medicine to the muscle or tendon using electrical current. He slapped one of the electrode and medicated bandages on Hampton and I definitely feel the current. It’s a strange feeling but I’m hoping it helps speed up the healing process.
At this point it’s looking like I am going to have no choice but to start the dreaded aqua jogging. It’s so boring and awful but to have any shot of running well at St Anthony’s on the 29th, it’s got to be done.
I’m annoyed by this set back, but since it’s really forced me to get stronger on the bike and on the swim, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. I rode 31 miles yesterday and felt stronger than I have ever felt while riding. I did a small amount of pulling the two buddies I was with and also did some drafting, of course.
As much as I’d like to just go outside and run a few miles, I’m going to be a good patient and do what the doc says. I don’t want to make it worse because I took the plunge and signed up for my first half Ironman. Ho. Ly. Crap.
I’m planning on completing the 1/2 IM Augusta at the end of September. I’m excited and can’t wait to get that 70.3 magnet for my car. This is why it’s so important that I get Hampton gone once and for all. I want to get my strong run back so that I can finally start getting all three disciplines closer in alignment. That’s what being a triathlete means, right?
Happy Monday! Who else is looking forward to a great week?
More rest = sign up for Half Ironman? Jeez tough guy. Cheers!
There is nothing harder than taking it easy… Hope you're feeling better soon! I am doing Augusta 70.3 this year too!
Half Ironman …. awesome. This little setback with your hamstring will be a distant memory before you know it. Good luck with the training. Sounds like you'll be dominating the bike leg by the time September rolls around.
Seriously you amaze me with your triathlons and now a half iron man!! You rock chickie!! Good luck on the 2 more weeks of rest!
Seriously.. You've got that race in the bag! You will do soo awesome!
I ran this race last year as a half ironman first timer and LOVED it! Such a great 70.3 couse! Congrats on taking the plunge!
It is all about getting that magnet on the car. Tells people simply this: I AM BETTER THAN YOU!!!
Nice! Augusta is a great race. You'll have a lot of fun there.
Happy Monday to you too, hope you get back on track so you can really ace this tri.
Take care of Hampton and work on your other disciplines. Running will still be there when you're back. Happy Monday, B.O.B!
wow – you pressed the button for the half IM(finally?? j/k!)
just a scheduling thing for me prior to pressing the button on my end as we discussed.
It is a great race – maybe it will even be cooler this year!
Sorry to hear about your continued recovery but it will pay off in the end! How exciting a 70.3!!!!
Just run with one leg! That's why I'm a coach……… HA
Good for you! What a great goal to shoot for. Also, loving the photos below. 🙂
Impressive goal! Good luck with your training.
Rest up and you will be great.
Ahh, the things we do for car magnets!
F me …..I hope I never have any issues because then I'll be signing up for Double Ironman while 'resting'…..haha!
That is so exciting to have signed up for the HIM. Welcome to the dark side.