I have been on a blogging sabbatical over the past month or so. I have been dealing with back pain that has had me cease any running, biking or swimming, while my sports doc tries to get it straightened out. I have not been a happy camper. In lieu of not doing anything to stay remotely fit, I have been eating like I am still training and have topped the scales at around 210 lbs (IM Arizona race weight was at or below 185 lbs). I am looking to drop about 15 lbs over the next month or so by eating less, eliminating soda (have been doing this for the past month or so), and increasing exercise.
I have started doing yoga to help with my back, and consequently to increase my core strength and flexibility. I never realized how hard yoga can be, the past two classes I have gone to (appropriately called "Yoga for Athletes") have had me on the edge of regurgitation, only to be pulled back in the nick of time by a well placed "child's pose". I am doing my best to do yoga three days a week, but with my work schedule that isn't always possible, but I am trying.
I did started swimming again this week, but I have to use a pull buoy because of my back. I am going to get on the bike tonight and try to just get started again. Wow, it is like I am following a "Couch to Triathlon" training program these days.
That is it for now, time to get some work done. Cheers!