Somewhere in the mountains I got an insect bite on my left earlobe. And then somewhere along the line an ear-loving bacteria must have gotten in there (maybe from swimming in the lake) and now my whole earlobe is triple the size it should be and bright red. I look like damn Sleepy the Dwarf or something.
Super itchy, super annoying, super distracting, and totally par for the course. Every training cycle you're almost guaranteed to have so crazy thing go wrong with your body. I'm rubbing some hydrocortizone on it now and hoping for the best.
Luckily food and workouts will be unaffected and we soldier on!