It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

May 06, 2013

Melt It Off Monday & Bike Wreck Update

First, thanks so much for all the nice comments and suggestions after my bike wreck post.

Many of you asked about the bike.  Honestly it looks fine, not a scratch.  One aero bar is twisted and I lost one of the sensors on my Garmin speed/cadence center, but that seems to be all.  I will have to take it in for a thorough check up though.  My bike helmet got the most damage.  Honestly, I had no idea that I hit my head, but the helmet tells the story.  I also had a bruise in the same place - on the left temple and along the hairline.  REMEMBER TO ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET!

You can see the small dents along the side of the helmet.  Better here than my head.

For the most part I am healing well and feeling better.  My wrist is definitely the lingering problem.  I go see a Sport Med Dr tomorrow and will hopefully know more about whether I have a sprain or break.  I will update you when I know more.

As for Melt It Off Monday....well let's just say Jim and I were in Indy this weekend and decided to  have a few cheat days after our race since we'd been doing so well with out diet.  Let's just say the food and how I feel was totally not worth it and makes me want to get back to eating healthy.  I'm not even going to weigh in today...it will just make me more mad.

I did end up doing the half marathon Sat, not sure if that is considered gutsy or stupid, but race recap coming soon.


13 comments:

  1. Wow! Now that's even scarier, so glad you had your helmet on. I cringe whenever I see bikers without helmets, you just never know how quickly things can change.

    I hope the doctor gives you good news, don't beat yourself up. You're allowed to be angry.

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  2. It is time to get a new helmet, that one is damaged, it is not as safe to use that one any more

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  3. I've been wondering how you've been healing - so glad you were feeling well enough to run...that says a lot!

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  4. I'm sure this isn't the best thinking, but I think you deserve a cheat day :) Glad to hear you're feeling better.

    Can't wait to hear about the race!

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  5. Boy, I'm glad you were wearing that helmet. That would have made quite a nasty abrasion. It's compulsory to wear a helmet when you cycle in Australia but you still see idiots that don't and after seeing your picture I think they're even more idiotic.

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  6. Crazy on your endo story. Hopefully you heal up soon, and don't have a broken wrist. Definitely need to invest in another helmet. I guess be careful with the aero bars unless you are on a wide open straight road with not many people around.

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  7. Wow. Haven't checked blogs for a while and just seeing your wreck post. Those are some nasty looking wounds. Hope the wrist isn't broken, although sometimes that's the quicker healing time. Haven't managed a wreck yet, but I figure it's bound to happen. Hope you're back on your wheels soon.

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  8. Get a new helmet. Hope your wrist isn't broken!

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  9. That's a great reminder about helmets--wow! What an experience...and the bloody pictures too.

    I actually stopped by to tell you how great you're looking in the pics I saw on Jim's blog. Good job! I think you earned a weekend "off" and I bet the scale won't be as bad as you fear. I do understand wanting to get back to eating healthy, though.

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  10. Time to get a new helmet. That was a pretty big hit.

    Kevin
    HalfTRIing.blogspot.com

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  11. Now you have a free ticket to go get yourself a sweet new helmet!! Rudy Project!!!

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  12. Holy crap!!!! Thank god you were wearing a helmet!!!! I freak out a little when I see people without one for just that reason!! You just never know!!! Hope the wrist is healing!!!

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