Last week I had to do something I really didn’t want to do. I deferred my triathlon entry until next year. I’ve been battling a chronic knee issue that pretty much stopped my running progress and then while on vacation I severely strained my rotator cuff and I haven’t been able to move my right arm much. It’s finally at the stage where it’s just really sore, and not screaming at me when I pick something up, but swimming is off the schedule for another 3-4 weeks while it heals.
I’m trying very hard not to be upset with myself because I’m come a long way in the last 12 months toward being healthier and exercising regularly. Maybe I bit off more than I could chew with the triathlon, but I like a challenge and I need goals. I really enjoyed my training but I know that I’m not fully healthy and if I pushed it, I could do more damage, possibly permanently, to my knee and shoulder. While I am bitterly disappointed, I will continue to train and prep and I will complete a triathlon before my 40th birthday. Still have plenty of time to accomplish that goal.