IRONMAN Boulder 2014

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former professional couch potato and dorito eater with no fitness background to 4 x IRONMAN triathlete. blogging so you can be inspired to be active in your life! there's no 'can't' - just think of when you will take that first step!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


so...i'm it something medically wrong with me? did my parents give it to me? am i just stressed out and it's carrying over to my training? or, is it nutrition? is it hydration? is it high blood pressure?


i was planning on doing my usual tuesday intensity ride this evening...but, i got to the first SE interval after my warmup and started feeling really if i was in REAL trouble when i was a kid...i got cold... 

i made it through...then, i had my 1 minute recovery...we'll see how round 2 goes...not any better...

i called it and surrendered so i didn't pass out on the bike. i only got 29 mins in. i still feel funky/weak.

the immediate email that went out to my coach was what happened... how i think it might be from my stress... but how i also wonder if it has something to do with genetics or the high measurement in my blood pressure when i've seen my doctor in the past few months.

i am going to get something on the books... maybe a stress test... blood test... SOMEthing! 

i hope i'm not sidelined... i'm pissed and scared at the same time!


  1. What was it? Are you ok now?

  2. hey there! sorry to leave you hanging! they think the dizziness was probably the start of my body fighting something off... my coach mentioned that he has similar symptoms but it's typically a nutrition or hydration issue. nevertheless, it all came to a head this weekend when i had fevers on and off coupled with a sore throat and headache...and i was REALLY tired and could sleep forever! AND, i still hadn't even worked out since last got more scared! but, i think i'm good now! hoping to start back up with a nice swim manana!