October 2009, I was having a conversation which lead to us deciding to do a Triathlon!
Six months later and most of the way there in both the cycling and running I decided maybe I better get into the swimming. I could swim enough to not drowned but my technical skills with, well no existent really. That is okay, I was smart enough to seek out some expert advice. Halfway through my swimming lessons I strained a muscle in my neck. After weeks of chiro and massage, it was decided it was most like a pre-existing condition that was stressed by my new workout schedule.
August 2010, I stood on the starting line, ready to go. Injured and definitely not strong enough, I was determined to be there! I didn’t finish the race, but it was an amazing personal growth experience for me. Then I started to process of getting back to healthy. Regular visits for chiro, physio and massage have helped a lot and some orthotics should really get me moving in the right direction.
So now comes time to implement a system that allows me to train full on and stay injury free.
Ice – Ice is my friend and I use it almost daily to keep swelling down. It is generally recommended to practice R.I.C.E. at intervals of 4 to 6 hours for up to 48 hours after an injury.