|View from my room in San Jose Del Cabo|
The beach is gorgeous here. Tourists ride horses on the beach. The ocean water looks very inviting. Apparently, there are whales in the bay (although I have not seen any). Will went whale watching earlier this week and shot some incredible video of 3 of them together.
My back still hurts. It is just slightly better than yesterday but it hurts. I am still at 50-50 for doing the Ironman on Sunday.
Will picked me up early this morning and we went swimming in the ocean for about half-a-mile. The waters were warm but choppy. I drank a bunch of salty ocean water; but took comfort that it only adds to my electrolyte intake and therefore only helps! Overall, the swim wasn’t exactly easy, but felt comfortable in the wetsuit. I had a bit of a hard time getting started, but once I got going, it was a matter of just swimming.
We came back to the hotel, had breakfast and hung around chilling for a while. As you can see, I am using a plethora of drugs to get rid of my back pain. So far, it is not working fast enough!
After Will left, I went for a quick 5-mile bike ride around the hotel. It was bumpy and my back felt every bump, but at least I wasn’t in agony. It was painful but bearable pain (especially with drugs).
So where does all this leave me for Ironman Los Cabos on Sunday? Well, I am at 50-50 as of now. I will attempt to run tomorrow morning for a couple of miles. If that goes well, I will up my chances. If I can’t run, I will drop out.