Feeling a little beat up; Eye doctor yesterday, trying new lenses.
I’ve been feeling pretty crappy the past couple of days. I’m not sure if all the stress from the first part of the week is the sole cause, or if perhaps Lisa brought something home from work (she has been feeling a little off, too). Might be a combination of the two.
I decided not to train or ride yesterday, and that was an easy choice to make because I was feeling really run down. Also, yesterday morning I went for my yearly eye exam, and the doctor dilated my pupils for the glaucoma test. I really hate having my pupils dilated! For almost the entire rest of the day I was ultra-sensitive to light, everything looked like it had a blue halo around it (especially dark colors), and I could not read anything up close.
This morning, of course, my vision is back to normal. I’m near-sighted, which means I see fine up close, but far away things are blurry. My contact lens prescription changed yesterday for the first time in more than 15 years. The change was nothing major, just a slightly more powerful left lens (if you’re curious it’s -2.75 left, -2.25 right). Up until yesterday both of my eyes took the same -2.25 lens, and so I’ve become spoiled not having to pay attention to which lens went into which eye. I’m also trying out a new brand and type of contact lens, daily disposables. They are more expensive lenses than the type I’ve always used (which are taken out every night and put in cleaning solution), but they are super comfortable. It’s also nice to not have to mess with cleaning solutions anymore: you toss the lenses each night before bed, and put in a fresh pair in the morning. I’m going to try these for a few months and see if the added expense is worth it. I’ve had problems with my eyes drying out when cycling, so it will be interesting to see if these new lenses are less susceptible to that.
Well, Mike and I were supposed to go to Sugarloaf Mountain this morning and do 20 repeats, but I bailed on him. I’m still not feeling great, and I don’t think doing a brutal workout like that would be too smart. Mike was cool with that, as I think he got a little over-zealous welcoming New Belgium to the Sunshine state last night. 🙂
I may do a light ride this morning just to get a gauge on how I’m feeling on the bike.