This week I got a present that no athlete wants... I got injured...
It was pretty dumb - I did it to myself, it was totally avoidable, and it didn't even happen while I was working out!
I was rummaging around in the trunk of my car, completely forgot that I had my bike rack hooked up to the trunk door, then stood up and slammed the trunk door down... the bike rack came down with the door, of course, grazed my forehead, then slammed into my ribs right below my collarbone.
This happened Monday morning, and I proceeded to work out per normal on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, it still hurt, so I went to the doctor and verified that there was nothing broken.
It's basically just bruised (inside), and it hurts to breathe hard, or do any movements that involve my ribs - which actually doesn't restrict me as much as I thought - and I am on heavy ibuprofen until it heals up.
Life could be worse, and even though it is annoying and I am in major restriction mode (for me), I remind myself constantly that there are others way worse off than me. For goodness sake, one of our best friends is going through chemo for the umpteenth time and one of my relatives just got cancer - I will just accept this injury and get on living life.
Today was also the first day that I've swum with the bat rays!! It's just a little weird to look down into the water below you and see a bunch of rays just floating there... a tad unsettling... but beautiful - and I'm REALLY glad that I wasn't alone!
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
- Mandatory REST DAYs
No exercise 3 days in a row - I just couldn't deal with breathing hard.
- Beach Walk 6 miles
- Trail Run 6 miles
Week 3 (Base 2) Report
- Run - 20.94 miles (4:04)
- Bike - 17.32 miles (1:49)
- Swim - 1 miles (:45)
- 0 ST, 0 Yoga (:00)
- Walk! 6 miles (3:00)
- Total hours for the week: 9:38
- (goal was 17 hours for the week)