Well, today was a good day at physio apart from the usual - me writhing around in pain on the bed whilst Steve massages and gets my ITB nice and soft again. He said he can definitely see improvement and to continue doing what I am doing at home in terms of stretching and rolling the ITB.
I spoke to him about this tight fluid like feeling under the Patella and he said I have a little bit of inflammation happening there but not to worry. He is just going to keep me under close observation and manage it as we go. The beauty of my physiotherapist is that he is going through his Ironman training as I am going through my 70.3 training so we are constantly exchanging thoughts and pain stories. He has done Ironman many times over so it is nice to have someone with that kind of experience to throw my thoughts off of. He has such a calm and placid demeanour so nothing seems to phase him when I am babbling on the way I always do.
After all the painful stuff I got to relax with a heat pack on my leg and I found myself drifting off into a nana nap. I had the worst night's sleep last night - just couldn't get settled and then woke up about 11pm feeling nauseous. I was in and out of sleep till about 3 with that feeling and then it passed - not sure what that was but this morning my stomach feels okay, just a bit distended. I mean I can't be feeling too bad because I am cooking a delicious Vegetable and Osso Bucco soup for dinner. I added some Barley in there too for safe measures - after all it does contain eight essential amino acids - and eating whole grain Barley can regulate blood sugar for up to 10 hours after consumption compared to white or even whole-grain wheat. But I will have to wait to come home from track tonight before I can eat it.
As a result of last night's mystery illness I gave swim a miss this morning and thought best just to hydrate and rest and make the most of track tonight.
I want to give a shout out to a Blogger buddy Jen from Miles, Muscles and Mommyhood. She is truly a remarkable woman who has gone through such a transformation - what an awesome journey she has had. She is doing a Valentine's Day giveaway, and the winner comes away with this: