Today a doctor told me he doubted I’d finish my triathlon on Monday. Why? Because I found out I have strep throat. Here’s how that conversation went:
Me: So, I have a triathlon on Monday. Do you think I will be well enough in time to compete?
Doctor: Which event is first?
Doctor: Oh good, you probably won’t get too tired then and drown. But, there will be a lot of boats in the water in case you need to be rescued, right?
He didn’t even crack a smile. I’m pretty sure he was serious. Well I have four days to recover. Could be worse. I kind of thought I had West Nile Virus.
Meantime, I am doing my best to be restful. Remember how I was freaking out about tapering? Well now I’m going completely stir crazy. Has anyone else ever found out they were injured or sick days out from a competition?