• 1h 02m
  • 6.41 miles
  • 09m 40s /Mi

  • 47m
  • 5.07 miles
  • 09m 16s /Mi

Morning run in Seattle before we board the ship. Traveling all day yesterday put a lot of stress on my shoulder. I can't wait for it to heal. There was some mild pain in it from bouncing while running.

  • 1h 45m 01s
  • 32.46 miles
  • 18.55 Mi/hr

trainer ride. My first workout since the accident. I'm still unbelievably sore and my shoulder is very tender. The entire area is still stiff, but I am starting to regain some range of motion and I don't have to mentally prepare myself before, and concentrate on, every single, simple motion.

For the first time, I'm starting to feel a little more confident about the possibility of still competing at IMLP. If there's one thing IM training has taught me, it's that you can only deal with what's immediately in front of you... not what's coming up or what has passed. And right now, what I have in front of me is a shoulder injury that I need to focus and concentrate on making better.

So, here I am. 20 days before Lake Placid and I'm typing this with an ice bag on my shoulder and my first dose of advil settling in my stomach.  On our ride yesterday, literally 7 miles from my house, I flipped over the handle bars.  I saw A friend of mine running on the road, I looked back to see if it was her and I don't remember anything else.  Bobby says, and I think I agree, that fatigue probably played a part in my loss of control of the bike.  Thank God he was with me.

Cindy came to the scene and took me to the hospital.  There, I found out... not much.  There are no real, visible breaks in my shoulder.  They said (the DR and the Radiologist) that there looks like there's a bone spur on my scapula (shoulder blade) but they are not sure if it's a bone chip or not.  Al I know is that it hurts like hell and my range of motion is relatively non existent.  

All I can hope and pray for right now is that resting and icing my shoulder will make it get better, at least to a point where I can swim again.  The DR said that I should just rest my shoulder while we are on the cruise and see an orthopedic specialist in a week when we get back, especially if the pain is still so intense.  

All I know is that for the last 6 months I have been training and for the last year I have been thinking about nothing other than the IM.  If I cant do it this year, I know I am going to be totally devastated.  

  • 4h 32m 57s
  • 83.28 miles
  • 18.31 Mi/hr

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