MONDAY: Had a great mountain bike ride with Donner. It was slightly cooler up at Galena than on the valley floor so we rode (well, I rode, she ran) for an hour and a half.

TUESDAY: Ran for 1 hour 30 minutes. I felt GREAT! I love when all your training starts to pay off and you actually feel good while working out. I’m thrilled with how my training is going. I then swam 2800 yards… and still felt great! I would have finished up with a triathlon and biked an hour… if only I didn’t have a job… which I do… so I begrudgingly changed out of my swimsuit put on a real suit.

WEDNESDAY: This is the day the wheels came off. And they are still off. During the 5:30 newscast on Tuesday, I felt my throat start to slightly hurt. Well, by Wednesday morning, anytime I drank it was like swallowing fire. And it’s gotten worse from there. As I write this on Monday night, my lungs are now totally infected.  When I breathe it sounds like cobb webbs tearing apart.  I have no energy. And to be totally honest, a tough of depression is setting in. I’m depressed because I’ve worked my ass off for 6 months and my taper was supposed to begin today! I LOVE tapering! It makes all those long, hard workouts worth it. So I’m depressed my taper workouts have given way to me “relaxing.” I don’t relax. Hardly ever. I don’t even know why we have couches in our house. We never use them. So missing my taper to “relax” is just depressing. But that’s what I’m trying to do. I’m hoping to be back in the saddle by Thursday. My race is in 13 days. If I call in sick tomorrow, you will now know why.


About Wendy D

I was born in San Francisco and ended up marrying a rancher in Reno, Nevada. I have a big city job anchoring the 5 o’clock news but come home to the country where my husband’s family has ranched for 5 generations.


  1. Cathy says:

    WTH?! You just got over being sick, didn’t you? That really sucks. Hope you feel better soon.

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