Things Can Only Get Better

Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse, they have. From just having a heavy cold it has now transformed itself into a chest infection.

The chest infection is causing me to not be able to sleep properly, I’m coughing a lot and basically unable to do anything that resembles exercise.

I am thinking I will lose this week as well and maybe next weekend I can restart some training but even then I am going to have to start light and build up again.

What does this mean to my plans? Well I think that any chance of doing the Blenheim Triathlon is slipping away, I just won’t have done enough swimming. Luckily you can defer your place so it might go onto next years agenda.

For the events after that, I reckon the Dorney Lake tri is still possible as long as I don’t lose to much more swimming.

Part of me still wants to go and try to finish Blenheim, but realistically could I complete it after having lost almost 4 weeks of training at probably the most important time, I’m not sure.

I have been thinking about what has caused my bought of illness, and I’m wondering if water going up my nose during swimming isn’t helping. When I started swimming I always suffered with a blocked nose after swimming caused by the water going up it, I then used a nose clip for a while and this stopped. Then for a reason I can’t remember I stopped using the clip, and have suffered the same affects since. I think I will go back to using the clip, even if it means slightly altering my breathing in the water.

If reading this you are wondering why I am moaning about a bit of illness, well the reason is that I don’t usually suffer colds etc, whether I have been previously lucky or whatever this year has been the worse since my son was a baby where you get everything they get, and that was 16 years ago!

I am now taking the positive outlook, if I don’t domBlenheim then it will be there next year and I still have a few other events planned that I can do and I’m sure this bout of illness will soon be over.


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