a Bri Gaal's Blog: Like Brian Wilson Did

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Like Brian Wilson Did

This is going to be a bunch of whining, so stop reading if you don’t want to hear it. I guess I’ve been sick – something has definitely been wrong. It started Saturday night. I could tell I wasn’t totally feeling myself and then Sunday I rode the trainer easy while watching Food, Inc (and now I have no idea what the heck I’m supposed to eat, but that’s a different topic). Afterwards I was SO TIRED. Like ridiculously tired for riding easy. I went to bed early that night and planned on swimming Monday morning.

The pool was closed that morning because they shut the whole state down when it snows. Instead I went for a very slow and painful 30min run. Then I laid on the floor for 15min immediately after.

Tuesday I ran on the treadmill after work and my mph was pitiful. I hopped on the trainer when I got home but only made it 30min before I thought I was going to die. Planned on swimming on Wednesday morning.

That didn’t happen so I decided when I got home from work I would run then swim with Master’s that night. On the drive home from work I was feeling AWFUL. Stomach cramping, dizzy, achy, the whole works (I didn’t say anything on the phone with you, mom, because it just kind of hit me right then). I came home and immediately got into bed, which is where I spent the rest of the evening.

I think I may have had a fever, although we don’t have a thermometer. But I had on sweats and a hoodie, was underneath two comforters and didn’t have the fan on and I was still freezing. I ended getting 9+ hours of sleep again last night, and when Marty asked me how I felt I said, “would you believe I’m still tired?”

Today I actually feel a bit better (fingers crossed), but I did tell Marty that I wasn’t going to be able to do any triathlons this year because I’ve barely gotten any training in the past 3 weeks and I’m a bit prone to overreaction.

But yeah, I do feel like I’m starting off from square 1. Or more like square -10. I took some time after the Disney half, then screwed up my hip for a week and now this. Think they’ll let me race Novice? (see, overreacting, I know).

Marty put this picture up on his blog so I’ll end with this because I like it and it’s pretty. That’s me riding in Wyoming in the summer of 2006. On the same aluminum bike that I still ride. Figured I get in just a little bit more whining :)


At February 4, 2010 12:12 PM , Blogger LZ said...

Hope you got a lot of watching Food Inc...I have made a ton of changes in my eating habits and what I order when we eat out and where we actually go to eat out at.A few tips:
1. Buy your meat from a local farmer (or buy it at a co-op like Weaver Street in Carborro, which gets there meat from local farms-just more expensive than buying from the farmer direct)
2. If eating out-order vegetarian or seafood unless you know where their meat is coming from.
3. Eat at restaurants that get their meat from local farms or at least from gress fed/antibiotic free/no hormone chickens or something (Panera at least uses all natural/no hormone/antibiotic free chicken for example).

I have done fairly well with this...bought a bunch of beef and pork from a local farm (still need to find a good chicken one) and so I eat meat still at home and at restaurants had ordered different stuff. Yesterday at chili's I had some caribbean salad with grilled shrimp on it which was pretty good.

Sorry for the long comment...Hope you feel better soon!!

At February 4, 2010 12:16 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Oh Bri, I really sorry you aren't feeling well at all like yourself. I really hope you get to feeling better soon. I make announcements about my tri season based on a few days or workouts all the time. Rest assured we all have plenty of time to get back in there and get er done. You'll be fine.. I enjoy the bitching blogs...keep writing them.. I do that too!

At February 4, 2010 12:23 PM , Blogger Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Hang in there Bri!! I am SO SORRY that you're going through all of this. I totally know what its like... I feel like I've been battling sinus infection/flu/virus/more sinus infection/lung stuff since last September. The GREAT news - is there is NO pressure for you to compete... I know you love to race - but the rest WILL do good. Also - its a VERY long season, and we're only in the beginning of February. You have SO MUCH TIME - and by the time the last-season rolls around, you'll be happy that you took it easier in January/February. I promise!

Well - at least that's what I keep telling myself!

Hang in there - I'm sending you speedy vibes! :)

At February 4, 2010 2:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may be sick but you have still been a great coach :)


At February 4, 2010 2:20 PM , Blogger Beth said...

YUCK! Hope you are feeling better soon Bri. Being sick/injured/etc... is no fun but the good news is, we all eventually get better. And we can still do tris in like Nov because that's how long it's going to take to get back into shape right? ;)

At February 4, 2010 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"food, inc" forever changed our views on what we eat..hope you get over your physical funk soon. ds

At February 4, 2010 5:51 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

you're supposed to get to know your personal farmer and go out to the fields and pick the food and the cows you'd like slaughtered and then take it home.

At February 4, 2010 7:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK...you didn't sound good and I was going to ask you if you were alright :( Bad Annie! Mom

At February 4, 2010 8:31 PM , Blogger ojs said...

Hope you feel better. I was in the same boat this week with the cold! Hope you avoid the next round of snow!!!!

At February 5, 2010 7:48 AM , Blogger Amie Krasnozon said...

Bri, I hope you feel better soon.


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