this just in. got in to see my wonderful dr steven hughes, who didn’t really have much to work with since i’d been icing so often the injury had calmed down (and it generally doesn’t hurt when i walk). he did say he doesn’t think it’s a “static” injury, meaning not ligaments or meniscus. it’s a dynamic issue he thought. this is good news i guess.today i got out and rode 103 miles on the road bike.. it felt great. i would even venture to say it felt easy. which was exciting for me. never felt tired, no aches or issues, no underlying feeling that “this sucks”. it didn’t hurt to have justin join me for the first few hours. the time always passes so much faster when there is good conversation. i averaged about 16mph on the ride, which is ok for me at this point in the season and being injured. the rain held off until about mile 65, the pain held off until about mile 88 and then it f’in killed! i suppose i won’t ride or run for this week. and next week when i start riding again i’ll keep the long ride to under 85 miles. hopefully paddling, yoga and weight lifting can entertain me training wise… we’ll see. time to ice this thing.
** two days after this ride – it still hurts. this is depressing… i’m off to paddle **
“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” – Mark Twain