Decisions We Make

Today’s decisions we make can affect your life, health and future. 2 weeks ago, I ended in Emergency Room with high fever and right kidney not happy. It started on the morning of Friday July 9th before the Dam Sprint Triathlon on Sunday. All athletes think we will be better in time for our event but luckily some friends knock some sense into me to defer to next year. I am happy I did defer because I didn’t get better and went to ER on Monday. Week latter, I realize it will be a slow process to get my endurance and strength back and my autoimmune was compromised that I decided to defer REV3 Olympic to next year. Till doctor says ok, no races in person for now but I can work on my strength, endurance and eat to gain some weight back. Last week, I walked but this week hoping to run and maybe bike outside. As athletes, we always push our bodies to the limit but it good to know when to step back and seek advice of professional (doctor/PT). My rule is if you hurt more than a week then it is time to see a doctor/PT to get back to your training sooner pain free. Be safe and healthy! @pamhouck

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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