Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Day After an Ironman

Photo on 11-17-14 at 12.51 PM

I have a full race report coming. Thing is, I started writing it at 4am yesterday and there are all kinds of grammar and huh? issues with it. I'll get on that this week ;)

In the meantime, yep, I'm alive!

I woke up yesterday (and today) at 4am. Just achey. Ever heard of restless leg syndrome? That's kind of how I feel. And SOOOO hungry. Adding up my calories from Ironman I only had between 1,600-1,800 calories (+ a few sips of coke, perform, and chicken broth). Ironman night I took one bite of the  finish line pizza and one french fry. Nope. My body wasn't having it. So again, waking up yesterday I was soooo hungry. Attempting to eat a cheeseburger at 6am (I know...) it hurt so bad I couldn't even swallow it! What is going on!? It felt like someone took a razor blade and sliced up the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. NOOO!! After a very whiny grumpy day, I finally got some Ramen noodles down. 2 packs. Don't judge. More whining and grumping (I was just so tired), I picked up Jake, visited our friend Kathy, and took Bob and 2 bikes to the RV for a full review <--- he's the contingency plan, remember?

Last night I got a cheese quesadilla down and a few minutes in the hot tub. Some friends (both doctors and nurses) think that maybe because I was breathing dry air all day explains the sore, raw throat. Another friend that raced said his throat is sore too. So, yeah, probably why. But I'm over it, and ravenous! FEED ME!

Ironman Arizona battle scars: (are minimal)
raw throat
one little chafe spot under my arm from wetsuit
saddle sore the size of a golf ball
a few raw spots on my feet
a strange unknown bruise on my thigh
typical soreness/achey
super dehydrated <--- just cannot get enough in!
slight disappointment <--- more in my race report
6 x Ironman satisfaction :D

Thank you friends for checking in on me! I love your sweet messages *hearts*

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