Or 2.35 years from the last time I posted. Much has changed. To sum:
– I’m still racing. October brought my longest race to date: 70.3. I won my division.
– I think I really like the middle distances. 10k’s, Olympic tri’s…just a comfortable distance for me.
– I ran a half marathon. I did it mostly to spend a weekend with my awesome health and fitness friends.
– I got tenure. Then I turned around and got a new job, so I’ll (briefly) go back on the tenure clock.
– Health-wise it’s been a lot of downs and very few ups.
– I screwed my ankle up to the tune of 2 avulsion fractures, tendonitis and a blown anterior tibialis ligament. And yes, I ran the half marathon on that. One month in a boot and continuous PT later, it’s much improved.
– To why I’m picking up the blog again, I have also been diagnosed as having insulin resistance syndrome (also known as PCOS, Metabolic X Syndrome, and other names). This has brought endless frustration – from doctors condescending to me and admitting they don’t really know how to treat me, to diet struggles and frustrations, to struggles as an athlete. I can’t be the only triathlete out there dealing with this. I won’t be the only one to deal with this.
I have learned that strength in and from a community can come from unlikely places, and can be invaluable.
Welcome back to my journey.