I have had my first injury!
It is a fine line when training between training enough, too much or too little. After a few weeks of getting some base under my belt I was hit with right foot pain. I was unable to walk for a week and feared a stress fracture however with the tell tale sign of tendonitis, crepitus, I was relieved. After some rest, lots of ice and some good swimming I am pain free and ready to get back on my bike and run.
The weird thing about getting tendonitis in my foot has been that I was a bit excited about it. It is a sign that I am actually training hard and putting some good work in. It is hard to tell whether I am training enough as I have lost a great deal of fitness over the last two years. I have to build slowly and be patient however I also need to take advantage of my time being off work and get fit. I feel fit enough to start training with a team in the pool however cycling and running are a work in progress.
I am motivated and excited to train. Now that I have been in Nova Scotia for almost two months I am feeling my spirit and energy returning. I have lost weight and am getting back to looking like an endurance athlete again (not the goal, I guess a side effect of training).