Well, I finally got back into the gym after last week's awesome swim workout. You know, the one where I managed to swim with the dolphins. The one were I also managed to get a good amount of water into my ear.
Yeah, that one.
By Tuesday, I couldn't really hear in that ear, and I had to sleep with a towel on my pillow because of fluid leaking out. By Thursday I was trying to get the rest of the water out of the ear, and dealing with a rather severe case of something in my chest. Might be bronchitis. Could be a chest cold because of the water in my ear. Or it could be that stupid mucus dude from the cough and cold commercial (you know who I mean, even if I don't). Regardless, the coughing was bad enough to wake me up throughout the night.
For a week.
Today, I decided that a bit of exercise might help. So, I headed back to the scene of the crime. I got in a 1500 yard workout AND maintained an average pace under two minutes per 100 yards. Nothing amazing, but great for me. And the chlorine seemed to do it's trick on my sinuses, clearing them out pretty well.
Side note: Unlike many people I know, chlorine doesn't make things a complete wreck in my nose. My sinuses are a wreck most of the time, anyway. Swimming, even in chlorinated pools, makes things better for me. Sorry Nancy and John. It just does.
The cough is still there, and It will probably take another week to get the water out of my ear. At least it's not blood, anymore.
I've decided that it will now take broken bones to keep me away from training. The coughs, colds, and sinus garbage is getting old. So, no more. I'll just keep hitting the pool. And making sure my ear plugs are sealed.
Just who is this Iron Pol?
A former out of shape sailor, who became a marathoner, then a triathlete, Ironman, and ultramarathoner. Now, life has pushed me into short track speed skating. More important than the titles is the lifestyle, and sharing it with others.