Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No Surgery?

I met the hand and wrist doctor today. I also got another set of x-rays. It looks like I may not need surgery afterall??? I am supposed to meet with the doctor again in a month. The pain is less and less and it sounds like the fracture will go away on its own. The TFCC is the only part of concern, but only time will tell. Let's hope for the best.

The doctor told me to take it easy...What's that?? I am planning on doing the half-ironman race in 12 days....then I will take it easy. OK...easier.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Must Get Going

It has been a month now since I completed Coeur d'Alene Ironman. I took 3 weeks off. Yikes. I have a race, 5430 Long Course (half ironman), in 17 days. I usually don't wait this long to start training. 3 weeks left. I found a plan from beginnertriathlete.com and printed off the last 3-4 weeks. I think I will combine this and my workouts from last year. I will make the best decision possible on what to do.

I woke up really early on Monday to get my MRI. During my lunch break I lifted weights. My focus was on my legs. I went and ran almost 10 miles after work in the 90+ degree weather. I felt great and had an awesome run.

I got a blister on my left foot. Tuesday was tough. It kinda felt like the day after Ironman...barely able to walk. Today isn't much better. My legs are so tight and I stayed up too late last night. Time to snap out of this funk. I brewed a pot of my newest coffee flavor. I am drinking Millstone Foglifter. Not bad.

The results came in and don't look good :(
I have what is called Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury. This injury was caused by my fall and might require surgery. I also have a Ulna fracture. I am going to see a specialist on Tuesday of next week to find out more. My doctor says that because I am so active I will need and want surgery. It really amazes me how one dinky fall can do so much! Surgery or not; I still want to do my race on Aug 10th. If I can do an Ironman on an injury I can do a half-ironman. Right?

Testing FootGlide

I have received a sample of FootGlide. I am testing the product out and will be giving my full report. I have used FootGlide twice now. I have had one great day without blisters and one awful day with blisters.

More to come...

Monday, July 21, 2008


I went to the hospital today to get an MRI for my wrist. My wrist is still bothering me. It has been a month now since I injured it and it's time to figure out what's wrong. I am crossing my fingers that what ever is wrong it doesn't lead to surgery. YIKES!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Why do terrible things happen to good people???????

Monday, July 14, 2008

2 Mile Run

My running club had a 2 mile trophy series run today.
Mile 1: 5:40, Mile 2: 6:23
Total Time: 12:05
Pace: 5:52/mile
Distance: 2.06 miles

WoW. That was fast. I was huffing and puffing the whole time. This race was short and sweet.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

First Workout after Ironman

Stiff. I am not sure if I need to explain anything else. I went for a run this morning. I got up, snoozed once or twice and my run awaits. I knew right from the start I was going to be aching. Its hard to explain, but my legs felt really stiff. Lead. Iron. Oh yeah, Iron. My knees felt sore but did not hurt.

I ran pretty good for the first time back. No cramps or huge pains. My right hip still hurts from my crash, but it will take more weeks to fully heal. I ran for 30 min and went 3.5 miles. 8:43/mile.

I don't have a workout schedule, but I really should come up with something since I have a race in 1 month. Time to be hardcore again and the workouts begin. YEAH!!! Of course, I started playing Zelda II.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Might need a plan?

Where to go from here?
Mental Check...Good.
Spiritual check...Good.
Physical check....um...
- wrist still hurts..maybe 20% better?

I called the doctor to see what he wants me to do with my wrist. It has seen some improvement. It only hurts when I twist it. I am starting to see some strength back, but very slowly. I am a little scared because I want to start exercising right away and I want my wrist to recover.

I start training again soon. I decided to take of 2-3 weeks after Ironman. It has now hit the 2 week mark and I am getting anxious to get going again. I have a 5430 Boulder Long Course (Half-Ironman) coming up August 10th. That's a month away. Yikes.

I will start training again on Thursday July 10th. This will give me one month before my next race. I know what needs to be done. I need to start gearing up for another training mode. HARD CORE.

I have a Team Zoot GU Group ride on Saturday and a 2 Mile RMRR Trophy Series race. This is great because I will ease back into things.