I’ve always said that as soon as triathlon stopped being fun, I would stop doing it. I think I’ve finally reached that point.
As part of my whirlwind USA tour, I wanted to race the Fox Valley Half Marathon for 3 reasons: 1) Exposure – both for my sponsors and of the wider American sporting community. 2) To make sure I ran and didn’t get fat eating all the amazing American food. 3) Adventure – it would make for a good story. Which it certainly did!
Over the last few weeks I’ve had blood tests, a urine sample, 2 stool samples, 2 heart scans, an x-ray and an internal ultrasound. It all started with another chest pain scare that persisted for 10 days, and was eventually passed off as musculoskeletal pain (again). At one point I was on ‘complete heart block’, later downgraded to ‘second degree heart block’, meaning my heart was beating irregularly and too slowly. But what this diagnosis didn’t take into account was the fact I’m an athlete, highlighting the anatomical changes that have occurred since I started training.
I’ve just returned from an amazing week away in a jungle paradise celebrating the New Year; to say it’s been an incredible festive season is an understatement. I have not one once of jealousy towards my training buddies currently at Bike Camp in Jindabyne and thanks to all for making my Summer so fun! A tropical escape was exactly what I needed, BUT gave me a lot of time to think. This is what 2014 looked like for me:
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