This morning was rough. My jaw is swollen from the dental work, and according to Dr. Yankem (get it? Doctor Yack Em? hehehe) (I’m a tool – I just explained a joke), the swelling will get worse over the next 24-36 hours. The pain level should also max out by tonight / tomorrow. This has completely distracted me from training, so I’m giving myself a full day to try to heal up.
I’m still focused on my dream of finishing IRONMAN Santa Rosa this year, along with several other races – I haven’t taken my eyes off of the prize. However, I also need to allow myself to heal. Giving myself 24-36 hours to recover is not a bad thing.