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GRRR Life!

My wife is away this weekend visiting her mother in Germany, which means I’m on my own with my son. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with him, but it does restrict any training activities.

So I was really pleased when my parents said they’d come to visit – and I was mainly pleased because it meant I would be able to get out for a swim on Saturday lunchtime. It’s not the best session as it’s usually quite full of part-timers, but after a long week of work which meant no training since Tuesday I was looking forward to getting in the pool again.

Then my dad called yesterday. They’re not coming as he is too full of cold.

GRRR Life!



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Not Feeling Well

I’ve been pretty ill for the last week and it’s really frustrating. Although the big swim is done, I still want to complete the 1,000kms challenge and to do that I need to be exercising. On top of that I’d signed up for a triathlon for next weekend to keep me motivated and give me something to aim for after the swim.

Now I’m going to have to cancel the triathlon and I haven’t done any proper exercise since Windermere.

I’m pretty sure that the illness isn’t related to the swim (ie it’s not something I drank), but the timing is possibly linked – after the swim while I was at my most physically run-down it’s not surprising that I’ve picked up a bug and caught it more severely that perhaps I would normally have done.

The only thing to do is to wait it out and make sure I’m better before I start again, but still… GRRR!

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