Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2013-05-05 15:10
Woke up at 6:08 & dressed in my running clothes, went to get coffee at Tim Horton's but they were closed. :( Came back home & got gear together & sipped on some water & ate 1/2 a banana.
My mom ended up showing up 10 min too early & I ended up forgetting sun lotion. Oops.
Stopped at a TH to get a small coffee & bagel. Ate 1/2 the bagel & drank 1/2 the coffee. Got dropped off close to the start so didn't walk as far as I was expecting.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Fri, 2013-01-11 21:51
For the last 2 weeks I've been fighting a cold or a flu, I can't really tell the difference. It started with some body aches, headaches and a sore throat. Then I started to have a runny, stuffed up nose. This part has been carrying on for over a week. I even took Friday & Monday of last weekend off, to just sit around the house and relax. Slept a lot over the weekend and I think that helped greatly, but I still felt bad this week and even went home early from work on Tuesday so that I could rest because I've got a new project coming up and I needed to be 100% for it.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Fri, 2012-12-28 10:04
I have signed up again with PRS Fit in what will be a very challenging but rewarding year for me in 2013. I have signed up for the following races:
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2012-10-21 16:22
Woke up around 5:45am. Thankfully most of my stuff was all together, because I don't think clearly in the morning. My friends Irina & Zindine picked me up and we drove into Toronto. I'm glad they picked me up early (6:30) because there was long a line getting onto Spadina, mostly hampered by rain & construction on Spadina. I actually heard some people didn't make it to the start on time and didn't run the race. Most always get there early people!
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2012-09-16 12:06
My first triathlon was the most amazing & scariest time in my life.
The day before I had a great talk with my coach. I was scared of the swim portion and he was able to calm me down about that and gave me some good tips. Then my mom picked me up and we went to Stratford. For the last few days I have been very careful with what I eat. No cheese (or limited) and less bad carbs. I wanted to keep at that for the day before except red wine. I was going to have my red wine.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2012-07-08 17:49
It's been quite a long time since my last post, so I'd thought I'd give everyone an update.
Since the bone scan, I found out that there was absolutely nothing wrong with me. Well at least not with the bones or neurologically. Therefore I had decided to proceed with signing up for my first triathlon (sprint) and a 1/2 marathon in the fall. Craziness!
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Tue, 2012-04-24 22:02
It has been awhile since my last post, so I will give you an update on my ankles since late February.
The last post was about the physiotherapist report. I saw my doctor after that report in mid-March and she scheduled me for an EMG. I had that done on April 13th and everything was normal. The physiatrist decided that he should schedule a bone scan, but felt that it wouldn't show anything. So this put ideas in my head.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Tue, 2012-02-21 21:12
I finally got my results from the doctor today. I have a bulged disc in my lower back. The nurse is sending the results to my physiotherapist and I hope to start treatment with her next week, since she's on holiday this week.
Interesting that my lower back has been bothering me for the last few days. Even had a pinched nerve in my upper back yesterday morning. That was not pleasant.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sat, 2012-01-14 11:31
Finally went to the doctor on Friday. Not good news. She says my Achilles is inflammed and I need to stop running for at least a month. I felt like I was hit by a truck. Worst. News. Ever. But it was something that I needed to hear. I kept saying to myself before the visit that I only need a week or two off. No, I need more. She also said that after the month to start back on the elliptical, than after a week or 2 of that then I can start running again gradually. Also no "leg weights". I had been doing that and she believes that has been aggravating it. She did recommend swimming.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2012-01-08 12:34
After the chiropractor appointment on Thursday I decided I would run anyways. I'm such an idiot. Never should have done that. It made it worse of course and now I'm out for at least a week or 2. Probably longer. I'm coming to terms with this. I'm thinking it is most likely that I will not run a 1/2 marathon this spring. I may still be able to pull off a sprint triathlon in June. If I concentrate on the swimming & cycling for the next couple of months I should be able to do that.