After coming off one of my strongest months of training to date, I have hit a major obstacle. Here I am 21 days, 3 weeks until Branson HIM 70.3, The Rematch, and I get bronchitis and double ear infections.
It all started earlier this week with a nagging cough. I had just returned from Atlanta (work stuff) and figured I caught something on the plane due to breathing all the recycled air (Gross). So my plan was to hit it with OTC meds and NyQuil, so I got a good night sleep. It did not phase it and finally after cancelling a long ride on Sat, my wife convinced me to go to the clinic and get this checked out.
The doctor did some doctor stuff and gave me the diagnosis and a ton of medicine. Steroids, Z-packs and other pills were in my future. I was told to let this recover or it would linger.
It is very frustrating to sit and not do anything. I have missed a week of needed training. I am sticking to my training plan which will allow me to recover until Monday, and then I will have to hit it hard for two weeks and then have a taper week. Should be interesting, but hey, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it right?