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

June 17, 2013

Michael's Mini Triathlon.......

Yesterday, I swam, I biked and I ran.

It felt good.  It's been a long time.

It was not pain free...but it was tolerable.  Tolerable enough to get through a Sprint Tri in 2 weeks (I hope). It's a 500 meter swim, 16 mile bike, and 3 mile run.  The bike will be the toughest part.

My hand/wrist hurt, but it was more nerves than anything on the bike.  I rode outside for 30 minutes on my old road bike and my nerves were pretty shot.  Then I came back and did another 30 inside on the trainer.  Then I ran 1.25 miles, and then I jumped in the pool and swam for about 7 minutes.  No major comeback, but I managed to do all 3!

I think I could get through the tri, I'm just still not sure if I should.  I go see a hand specialist/surgeon a week from today for a second opinion on my wrist...even after my super excited post a few days ago I think my wrist might actually still be broken.  I could be wrong, and I hope I am, but I want to be certain, to avoid complications down the road.  In the meantime, I don't "think" I can do much else to hurt it (well besides from falling again of course).  But I will get her opinion on both. 

I'm hopeful :)

12 comments:

  1. Hope it works out for you Michael!

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  2. Good luck! I hope you get some definitive answers soon. (((hugs)))

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  3. Oh boy, I'm hoping for good news for you. You could try drinking large amounts of Slurpees. In my non-medical experience they fix just about everything. (Or make you so happy that you forget your ailments.)

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  4. Stay hopeful and listen to your body! You'll do great!

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  5. I hope you're wrong too and the pain you're feeling is just residual pain from the break. And I hope the doc can give you good guidance.

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  6. Hoping for you to be pain-free soon. Soon enough that doing your next tri is still an option. Have a great day!!

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  7. Good luck with your wrist. Do what they say. I wonder if mine will ever be the same but it is improving. Still hurts some though a year later.

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  8. I'm hopeful, too. Sending good vibes your way!

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  9. Here's to no pain forever...and ever and ever
    For you and me !

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