Monday, January 4, 2010

Chomping at the bit

I rang in the new year by having a hernia repair done.  I discovered my hernia sometime in early November, and decided to have it fixed in late December so that I would have my "down" time when it wouldn't interfere too much with my triathlon training.   So far I am expecting to be in recovery mode for about a month.   I meet with the doctor in two weeks to check my progress and find out how long I have to wait until I can get back to training... and to my quest for one million meters.

My "normal" routine is to do CrossFit 5 days a week and CrossFit Endurance 2 days a week.   Once I start rowing in earnest, I will be doing that 5-6 days a week.  And when spring gets here I need to throw in some biking and swimming.   So, as you might guess, sitting on my butt for the last week has made me more than a little stir-crazy.  And the prospect of not doing much of anything active for a month has me borderline depressed... it is just not in my nature to be a couch potato.  Honestly, I don't know how people can stand that kind of lifestyle.

So now I am chomping at the bit to get back to working out, and particularly to get started on my million meters.   That likely won't happen until February, but we'll see what the doc says.

On the plus side of having to sit on the couch for the better part of a week, I did manage to watch all of season seven of "24" in three days.  I don't know when in my life I have ever watched that much TV in three days.  Not a PR I am particularly proud of... here's to hoping that 2010 will be filled with many more meaningful PRs that I can talk about here!

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