Updated: Mar 3, 2020
A little something that shows you just how much I miss some of my old life: things I search out now to occupy the time from a wheelchair or bed during treatment time....
I am currently undergoing Rituxan treatment and getting Botox, THANK GOD! No not botox for the face, it is for the tendons in my feet and up the spine in my back hitting all those muscles and the ones under my shoulder blades and rotator cuffs. This helps with the sever muscle spasms that contort me.
It's funny, just yesterday I was looking at my arms and they are all bowed up like Popeye! The front muscles along my shins are the same way. They stand out about an inch from where they normally should lie. For someone that gets absolutly zero excercise I have these big ole muscles due to them contracting and holding for hours on end. This happens till the treatments are over and it takes time to really kick in.
HA - if only I knew that was all I had to do for training back when! lol
Sometimes you just have to find the humor in it all!
Triathlon my Love by Alison Largent
The cool damp morning
Butterflies in the stomach
Anxiety of what is to come
The sharp blast of the gun
All thoughts are erased
Cold envelopes me
Yet I welcome the feel
Strong pull and glide
I shiver from the thrill
My friend, My Carbon Fiber steed
Nimble and quick
Hum and wiz of the wheels
Oh the sounds I do adore
Hearing only my shoes
The straining of the muscles
As in practice, attacking the hills
Finish strong, the mantra of training
I will finish strong!