I went out for a hike and trail run on Friday. It is so gorgeous at this time of the year and with the amount of precipitation we have had. I actually ran for a mile, and walked for another 3. It felt freaking awesome! Yesterday I realized I am 3 weeks out from my triathlon and freaked out a little. I looked at the training plan (for the first time) and went out and did what was on the plan. A 75 minute bike ride, followed by a 10 minute run. It was not even difficult. I feel so much better having done it. I will try to stick with the training plan for the next couple of weeks.
This morning I researched clothing for the race. Yes, I do have triathlon gear from years past. No, they mostly no longer fit me. The shorts do. The tops do not. Nothing looks worse than an X-Large shirt on a body that needs to be in a Medium. Yes, you heard that here. Medium. I own exactly 2 size Medium tops. So most of the time I wear clothes that look downright sloppy. It sounds like a good problem to have, and of course, I am grateful I am not suffering from the opposite problem. But I don’t have tons of money for a new wardrobe! I did however purchase a new bike jersey this morning and oh my goodness, it is so beautiful! Can’t wait to get it in the mail.
I am so grateful to be training for another triathlon. I am so grateful to be feeling fit and healthy. Even if my bones are porous and thin, I still feel strong.
After having a couple of weeks to process the osteoporosis diagnosis, I realized that I am complaining about something that is not a big problem relative to the other diagnoses that come with frequency at my age. I don’t know why I thought I was so special I wouldn’t get anything. I am not that special. So this is what I have for now. And I can keep right on plugging along, doing my best day by day.
By the Grace of God…. only by the Grace of God.