Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's Almost Here...

I can feel the excitement building in me right now. Wildflower is almost here! I've been looking forward to this race since I did it last year. It really brings together all of my favorite things about triathlon; good friends, a challenging course and a lot of fun!

I really thought that I would be freaking out at this point, as this is one of my major races of the year. I don't really do the whole A/B/C race thing, but I am actually tapering for this one, so call it what you want. I do have some goals in mind, but the biggest one is to have as much fun as possible... Oh and to at least try to work on my pacing and nutrition. Let's just say I get really stupid while racing. Luckily my coach says I'm "focused" but I still need to pay attention to the details.

So the bags are packed (for the most part). The race wheels are on. The taper continues. And the excitement is building.

Best of Luck to all my friends racing this weekend; From IM St. George to Wildflower to Spring Sprint!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Under the Weather

So as soon as my recovery week began on Monday I started to feel a little ill. You know that scratchy throat, dry cough, stuffy head feel. Thought it was just my allergies as Sunday I had done a really hard workout in East County where everything is in bloom and then sat outside that night at a friends BBQ.
But as the week has gone on I've had to face the facts that this is the real deal. Not surprising as I see about a bazillion people with colds on a daily basis! Many like to cough right in my face to prove how sick they are (Thanks!)

So as a doctor, what do I do to combat a cold?

1. My friend the Netipot. Sure it's kind of gross, but it really works to get all those boogers out and feels really good!

2. LOTS and LOTS of water!

3. Allergy Meds just to keep those at bay.

4. Citrus Fruit! Lots of Vitamin C and other vitamins.

5. Peppermint Tea soothes the throat, and is tasty!

6. More Vitamin C. OK so it's not proven that this works, but I'm still going with it.

7. Oh yeah! And lots of sleep... only if I didn't keep waking myself up coughing...

Hoping I'll be ready to rock and roll with another solid block of training after a restful weekend.