Triathlon 29/52, aka - The Painful Tri 🤕
Just 10 days ago I trapped my sciatic nerve in my back and literally was in immense pain. Over the last 10 days I have gone from being unable to move around freely, unable to sleep, or even sit comfortably, to doing a full Olympic triathlon this morning. I can’t say it was pain free and I am expecting the inevitable aches, stiffness and pain to come on now, but who cares, I did my triathlon and I’m super proud of myself for not giving in to my mind telling me I couldn’t or shouldn’t.
Of course I didn’t just do the usual distances; because I was injured I decided to do more (of course!) I was joined in the sea at 6am by the incredible Sam Thomas and rather than the usual 1.5k we actually swam pier to pier to pier - 2.6k - this was his longest swim ever, amazing job Sam and thanks for coming along to make sure I wasn’t caught out in the ocean with a back in spasm. You kept me safe my friend.
So that is 29/52 done and over £50,000 now raised.
If as Ross Thornton says ‘Movement’ is the best medicine, then I am now well and truly medicated 😎
Triathlon 34/52 (second Tri of the week) done. I am now two ahead of where I need to be and able to go on my holiday and take two weeks off and still be up to date. I cannot put into words how grateful I am to have two weeks off, it almost brings a tear to my eye.
First of two this week to cover my holiday and keep me on target. Back still a little achy, but weekly improving. There is absolutely no way I would be up at 5am and then swimming 1500 metres in those sea conditions if it wasn’t for this crazy challenge!
I started my morning at 5.25am on the beach and by 6.30am was helping a stranded swimmer get home! Let me explain...