In my quest to be the first person in my home to do a triathlon, I have to overcome another little hurdle. As you know the triathlon is swimming, cycling and running. I know how to cycle and think that with a bit more training I should be fine with that. I know how to walk and even how to walk a bit faster, but running is still not quite there. A lot of training needed for that.
And then there is the swimming. Which I can do, once I relearned how to not breathe in under water, but my maximum distance is still far off the required 750 meters (I can do about 200-250 easy-ish, 400 at a push). I had been planning to up the maximum easy-ish by about 50 meters each week and by the time the triathlon came along, I would be absolutely fine!
That was, until this morning. When the doctor told me I should not be swimming for at least two weeks, due to an ear canal infection! The pain had started last night and this morning at work, I was told to contact a doctor as soon as possible, before it got out of hand.
So, for the next 10-14 days I have ear drops to use. And after that I will have to be careful, so I got myself some ear plugs on a string for under my swimming hat. Before you know it, I will be a pro at this triathlon thing. Well, apart from the missed training of course!