Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Caution Ladies- Be Warned!
There is a shirtless photo of me contained in this blog. It might stir some funny emotions.
It's almost odd how the timing of the mid-year coincides with my mid-life. Everything seems to be finding an even ground. It's all just a big long story, too long to type out on here.
I do have one story for you though. See, when you walk around with a solar panel for a forehead, you go from white to tomato in about 30 minutes. With that kind of timer, you don't even think about the rest of your body in the sun. Now, let us wonder what would happen if I wore a bike helmet. Now, what if I wore it for over two hours in 87 degree bright sunshine.
Here's your results-
There you go, in two days I'll have tan lines.
Monday, June 16, 2014
As many know I'm prone to life's ups and downs. Many times I attract the downs like seagulls to French fries.
WELL NOT THIS TIME!!
School is out and one of my children's big stresses is gone. The family got approved to move school districts and my children will be attending a much smaller, way more stable, and more disciplined school next year.
I was able to run my last half marathon while finishing 3rd of 5 in my age group. Currently I have plantar fasiitis and 2 cracked bones in my arm. So, yes, it was a long painful run on a course built like a 13 mile roller coaster, but I did it. 3/7 of the way for this long term goal.
Along the way I saw a saying on a garage- "If you stumble...make it part of the dance"
So that leads me to this- "I've just spent 13.1 miles dancing, and boy are my legs tired"
I even remembered some time splits, because I had all kinds of time out there.
4 miles- 34 minutes, 6 miles- 53 minutes, 8 miles- 71 minutes, 10 miles- 88 minutes, 13.1- 117 minutes. My wheels fell off, hit the wall, folded, whatever you want to call it around 11 miles.
Here are some other numbers for you. Vitals day before race and four hours after the race.
Pre race BP 107/71 pulse 41
Post race BP 84/54 pulse 53
It's a good day. I'm feeling happy. Tomorrow is a day off.
Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages and kept me in their thoughts.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I went and saw an orthopedic specialist on Monday. Had some really good news. My injuries are to the top of my radius by my elbow and the base of my thumb metacarpal. I stiff-armed myself from the ground to protect myself and the bike. Now I have a bunch cracks, micro-cracks, fractures, or whatever you would like to call them from the shock of crashing at 13.7 MPH. The good news is no cast. The bad news is some braces, a sling, and pain every time I move it the wrong way.
Not the best, or even great, but better than the worst. Now it's just life.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
so this blog will have very bad grammar and punctuation. I'm typing with one hand and it just takes too long. what I did my fall while cornering on my bike. Front tire caught some loose grit and didn't turn.. It was a choice of launch into a county drain ditch with a 15 foot drop or lean in/down on bike and hope it grabs. Nothing happened so I put my left arm out to catch myself. I broke a bone near base of thumb and something up in elbow. left hip, lower leg, and ankle bone hurting and scraped. Right now I have 2 ER splint casts which go from tip of thumb all the way up to my shoulder. And it is that agony kind of hurt, much worse than my cracked heel. The good news is that I was able to pound my handlebars back in-line with my front wheel and ride home. Then I ate some dinner because you should refuel after a workout. Then off to ER.
On my start page I have some moto-postings some are goals and some are posters/sayings. here are some and their completion.
Get back to race shape- I was on my way, got through a tough psoas, nursed some plantar faciitis, and was rebuilding strength with flexibility. also cross training heavy
get back to 176- have been stuck at 181.4 for two months. had a break through and started loosing again. last weigh in was 178.8, next morning was 181.6 with 2 splint casts on my arm. so I've lost at least the weight of my new protective gear
run certain races- this year I've done a 5k, 8k, 5 mile, half marathon race, 2 half's runs, and a half marathon trail race. runs to go 15k, marathon, and a 50 mile ultra.
run a half marathon series- 2 of 7 races down, just have to figure out how to run this weekend- the jarring on my arm might be quite painful
PMA- positive mental attitude- hanging in there with this one
And last but not least- the ER people asked me at two different times if I was on a "motor" bike, because I messed myself up that bad. I had to explain, NO, I was pedaling, I was just really moving it. My ride that night consisted of 17 miles in 90 minutes. I was aiming for 17 miles in one hour, but my fall and injuries kind of slowed me down.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
1. don't use muscle rub before going number 2.
2. don't spin around while blinking fast, then stop quick and shut eyes hard.
3. protein powder and applesauce. not a good mix
4. no matter how good the chips are, tuna and peanut butter are not a good dip
5. do not drop your pants in public to win a whitest butt contest, even if you win
6. getting lost while running a race through the woods is not smart
7. low level corporate managers are under paid and over worked
8. not every girl "digs me"
9. it's OK to show off your body, but only in your own mirror
10 muscle rub before going number 1, really bad- yee-ouch!
So, how many have you done?
Me- all of them!
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