Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Change of pace. Triathlon and Business

As many of you know I have started a racing team along with my good friend David Sharratt. Things are really starting to heat up and having a lot of fun doing it. I am motivated as ever to keep pushing this along. This goes without saying but if your interested in joining please e-mail me at karstenturnpike@gmail.com we still have spots open. We will be running 2 workouts a week and individualized training plans via training peaks. Also there will be major sponsorship discounts for team members along with discounts on races and extra clinics! As for thing with myself, I have been training hard with what I can do. I have been upping my swimming every week I will be at 4 swims this week with the university of Waterloo and plan to build to 6. I am starting to feeling strong in the water and having a good time. Bad news...I am going to have to take some time to rest the labrum in my hip. I will be icing it and doing some Resistance band work in the gym to make the muscles around it stronger. I am waiting on a MRI to see whats really going on but that will take forever! (anyone know how I could get in faster with out going to the US) So after the MRI I may have to go under the knife to repair or if I'm lucking just rest and hard work will get me healthy. I am committed to do what I can to make it better. But as of right now Looks like Ill be swimming lots as running and biking hurts my hip. Also This is the first draft of what the Turnpike Clothing will look like pretty hot!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Busy Busy!

October was a very busy time for me. I have been getting everything ready for the Up coming tri season. I have started swimming with the University of Waterloo again. I have had my second practice and starting to feel stronger every stroke I take. This is my first time swimming with the team during the school year and it’s a very different feel at the pool much more intense. I am however down and out when it comes to running and biking. During the Cross Country Season (have one more race in Montreal) I ha e been getting hip pain that is not going away. I have been icing rolling it with a roller and tennis ball but nothing seems to make it feel better. The physiotherapist I work with at Conestoga has done a great job with me for any other injury I have had. Things in the hip just still don’t feel right so he told me to go see a sports doctor at the Waterloo Sports Medicine. They did an x ray and ultra sound on my right hip. He also did some movements with me. We figured out it could be one of two things. Best Case the tendons and Muscles that attached to my pelvic bone are sore etc. The worst is maybe a tear in my Labrum in my right hip and would need surgery to shave it away. What ever the case I will do all the right steps to make it better. I am also doing Movember this year please help me out and lets raise some money! I will have photo updates on how it is going! click my link!!! https://www.movember.com/ca/donate/payment/member_id/5020445/