Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fit Squared

I'm fighting..

I'll have you know I'm fighting tooth and nail.

One slow bit at a time, I'm clawing my way back to health. It isn't through complete rest (like it should be, or that I wish it would be per say)! Instead, I'm still working my butt off, traveling for work and just fighting.. drinking till I'm all out sprinting to the restroom, peeing like a pregnant lady, attempting to eat health, sleep somewhat enough and take my antibiotics. This is me vs. the sickness.. and I'm attempting to beat it's ..... well.... you know.

It's a tricky bugger.. it won't back down.. but you know what.. I'm gonna stand my ground too. I'm getting there.. slowly but surely, and in the end.. I'm taking it down to china town. I can't WAIT to get better. Like want to throw a small party in my own honor kind of can't wait. O well.. We do what we can.

In the mean time, I'm trying to keep my head above water, get my work down.. attempt to work out (a little) and just make it. Sometimes, that's all we can do. So, that's what I've been doing!

I DID want to share one picture (because that's all I have, because, consequently, in the mix of all this sickness I decided to wash my phone in the washer). Yeah, I know.. I could just wipe it down, but what the hey.... why not just chuck a $100 deductible down the toilet and give it a good cleaning you know!! So, that's where all of my pictures went.

When I heard Top Gear was doing Retul fits I was just super excited. I had heard so much about the accuracy and the fact that you could actually measure the angles with LOAD on the pedals while you were riding. I couldn't WAIT to get this done. It was an awesome experience to have the staff at Top Gear (well, Jake, the fitter) take a look at EVERYTHING that was specific to me. He had me take off my shoes and took a look at my ankles, arches and then he even measured flexibility on a massage table and use those measurements in the fit as well. It was just fun! The best part was I KNEW without a shadow of a doubt, not only would I feel better, but I would be more aero in the end. It was a really cool experience and even though it's expensive, I would HIGHLY recommend it. Considering how much time we spend on the dang bike, it's worth it to make sure you can breath, and breath well, and also spend time on the bike without hurting your back etc.

By the time I finished, I really did feel so much better, so much more stretched out!! It just makes me excited about the year and about the amount of time I'm going to be spending on the bike!

When I get more pictures (from Don, the owner of Top Gear who took them), I'll post those. If you have any questions about retul, check out their website or feel free to ask! It's amazing!

A BIG thanks to those guys, especially Jake, for a great fit and for checking on me after (we went a little TOO aero on the bars at first, and he checked in and then we adjusted a little back out where I was used to).

Have you retuled? What did you think? What else are you doing to get ready for 2012?


Michelle Simmons said...

I got retuled in Feb last year and it made a world of difference for me! Great choice! :)
Hope you feel better soon! REST up.

Steve said...

sucks getting sick. Hope you feel better quickly. Not been a very good first week back in training for you. That is for sure.

Christi said...

Feel better soon!

Dr. TriRunner said...

Man I would LOVE to get one of those fits done!! I just feel like nothing we do is *quite right* ... probably with the leg length difference I throw things off, but I KNOW it could be so much better!!

Feel you on the 'so many liquids you'd think I need Depends' thing... between straight up water, chicken stock, powerade, and diet gingerale, I feel like I'm makin a run every 20 minutes!

GoBigGreen said...

Gosh i am sorry you are still sick! sometimes its just God's way of saying " this is what you need to do right now, nothing!" Hang in there, and get some sun if you can, i find that helps everything.
cant wait to see you on MTV!

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

I'm going through the EXACT same thing... wtf? how in the world did we get this sick? seriously!!!! i'm going NUTS! feel better soon!