Quick post. That's what I am right now.
With my bike in the shop, I borrowed my friend's mtb bike. I was hitting the trails and flipped and landed on my right shoulder. It is aching a lot. I've iced it, massage it and taken ibuprofen to keep the swelling down.
I can't rotate my right arm. All forms of exercise is off.
I was concerned about swimming b/c my lack of open swim this year (only swim once).
On the plus side..at least i got all my teeth and no broken bones. I am also three weeks away from Ironman USA. Not like a week.
We shall see how my healing progresses. Worst case is to bail on the race.
How do I feel? I thought about Spokane Al when he bailed IM CDA a while ago. There is always another race. I might go down to cheer and signed up for 2008.
There was a story about a pro who was injured before heading to Kona in Breakthrough Triathlon Training. As an Ironman athlete, you base your income on one to two races. And Kona is always the big one. To go there injured and enjoy his time. Wow, what a good atitude to live by.
I am also raising money for kids with cancer.
I am part of Race4kids. A team that is raising money for POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario).
When I was 11 I was diagnosed with a liver tumour. I am the one of the lucky ones who had a liver transplant. And now look, I am as healthy as I can be...a definite miracle!
My coach organized the team b/c his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia when she was two. She is expected to recover fully by 2008. When I read about her and her family travel down to Sick Kids Hospital, it reminded me of my trips with my parents.
The early morning drive in the quiet streets.
The long line up in the waiting room....
The positive attitude of the nurse and doctors...
If u are interested on helping me (actually not me but the kids with cancer), go to http://www.race4kids.ca/at
Thanks a lot :)
I am going to bed now..have a great weekend everyone.