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2017 Another Tri-ing Year

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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:59 pm

So I did complete my target Half IM in Augusta on September 24th, but only Garmin and Strava know for sure - lol (and well everyone else who knows me in the Atlanta tri community).  I was officially a DQ as I took a wrong turn, doubled back, but missed a mat somewhere in my turn around and went over another mat 2x which screwed everything up.  I immediately went to an official as I crossed the finish line, but because I missed the mat, they would not accept my Garmin data which sucks since I would have been 5th in my AG.  Oh well, live and learn and I've lived and learned to find out that I am not the only one that this has happened to on this course or even this year.  They need to better mark the turn if anyone can miss it that easily.  I know that I went to grab a sponge at the water stop (it was in the 80s on the run) and somehow got turned around and realized it when I saw the 5 mile marker again and not the 8 mile marker.  Anyway, since I recovered pretty well (well except for my foot), I have decided to do the IM70.3 North Carolina race on 10/21 just to get some redemption, points, and an official finish. I'm still running the NYC marathon on Nov 5th, but since it was always a race for fun, this is what I have decided to do.  Now I just need to make sure that my foot is fully healed by then.





As for the foot, I twisted it quite badly (proper English?) the Tuesday of the Irma fiasco here in Atlanta.  I was walking my daughter's dang puppy in the drizzle and he pulled one way, and my foot went the other.  Lots of icing, etc., and I made it through the 13.1 (I actually ran 13.4 and the course measure 12.8 for most) as you can see above.  It is still not 100% as I definitely stretch the fascia and I still have a sore spot near the little toe and on the middle side of the foot.  Still icing some, using ibuprofen, Tens and taping when I do run, but I have pretty much only been swimming and cycling for the last month with the exception of a few runs.  I am supposed to do a Ragnar relay on the 13th and 14th of the month, the half IM on the 21st and then NYC.  It gets better everyday.
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Post  Mark B on Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:43 pm

Augh! Too bad about the race and the ankle twist. Hope it heals up fast.

Good race picture, though. You look fierce! Very Happy

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Post  ounce on Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:12 am

Gratz, Miche1e!  Well, the tootsie will heal up, one of these days.  But I can tell that it's not going to hold you back.

I'm not sure that I agree with Mark on you looking fierce in the picture.  I tend to believe that you look dehydrated because you're not sweating a drop.  Well, maybe one drop on your right elbow.

Keep enjoying it.  What breed is your granddog?
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Post  nkrichards on Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:33 pm

I wondered how your tri went.  That's a bummer!  Can't believe you're going to do another this month and then run NY.  You're a busy girl!
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:09 am

Granddog is a mutt - actually a rescue.  Mom was found with puppies and he was born in captivity - so to speak.  He is a handful at best - probably a cross between a boxer and basset hound/beagle - but a very loving boy.  Not used to having a puppy around and since I work from home, guess who takes care of him - well, if you guessed me, you are indeed right.  He just turned 
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Post  Mark B on Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:16 am

He's a cute one! And he looks very attentive. Do you think he may be a running partner someday?

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Post  ounce on Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:23 pm

Yeah, he's a cutie.  You might want to binge watch "The Dog Whisperer."  That will help the boy.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:45 am

Sorry that I've been a bit MIA as of late, and yes, Ounce, both of my teams are indeed out  - so now I'm on the Astros band wagon as anyone who beats the Yankees is just awesome in my book.  I've been MIA because as it turns out that foot I rolled back in September is actually broken.  Yup, a broken 5th Metatarsal bone which is a real annoyance.  I've had to withdrawn from the relay I was to run last weekend, the half IM I was to do this weekend, and the NYC marathon.  It's tough as I have not been injured in a long time, and I would rather be suffering from an injury that resulted from running or biking or swimming - not from rolling my foot walking a rambunctious puppy.  So I'm in an aircast which sucks and I'm limited to biking and some swimming until the 10th of November.  Hopefully, the bone will heal and I won't need surgery and pins.  If it comes to that, I'll be real annoyed.  So here is a little fun photo of my misery:
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Post  nkrichards on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:49 am

Well that's a bummer!!!
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Re: 2017 Another Tri-ing Year

Post  Mark B on Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:52 am

Oh, no! Alita broke her fifth metatarsal two summers ago. It healed up just fine, but it was an aggravation healing, for sure.

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Post  ounce on Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:06 pm

Yeah, that looks like a fun photo.  I guess it's been a while since you've fallen over a boy....dog? Wink
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:40 am

ounce wrote:Yeah, that looks like a fun photo.  I guess it's been a while since you've fallen over a boy....dog? Wink
Yup Laughing
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