After two more days off Martin tries another run... with startling success.
Rest is good obviously. As long as you have some fitness going in.
Really, it seems you can have 'Christmas' any time of the year these days. Just buy yourself some shit and pretend it was given to you. In this case I just received my second shipment of shoes from Brooks who sponsor the SRC-Brooks Competitive Team I'm on. Nice!
On the left we have the new Brooks Glycerin 12, the Glycerin 11 has been my go-to training shoe for the road so I am psyched to try the newest version.
On the right is the Brooks Mach 16. This is a Cross Country shoe that you can screw spikes into... I am totally in over my head here but XC sounds like fun so figured I would give it a go this fall.
Thanks to Brooks and the Seattle Running Club for making this possible!
I'm trying to move! And to see if my wrecked body will tolerate it.
Interestingly (fortunately?), it seems that the elliptical trainer was just fine today. It's the day-to-day movements that really suck.
I still can't imagine riding my bike to work or running anywhere.
On the way to work I was thinking that my leg just was not looking so hot so got off the bus at the University of Washington Medical Center Emergency Room. Better safe than sorry.
I had a classic ER experience. Everyone was super nice and I was taken care of but since I was not bleeding or in imminent danger of dying, it took a LONG time before I was released. Here is the low down.
On the upside my cold is going away.
That's right, I walked home from the bus stop today. That was about all the physical activity I could stand. I'm blown away by how uncomfortable it is to bend my right leg, bump my right leg, stand up, sit down, sleep, you get the idea.
I still have my cold.
My right knee is still wicked big. And purple. And stiff.
The cut on my right thigh seems to be knitting together? Here's hoping, that thing is deep.
What felt like a cold coming on Sunday is a cold now. Rats.
I took the bus to work, could not even fathom riding my bike, TOO INJURED.
Oh man, my right knee and hip are messed up. :( Turns out I only felt as good as I did yesterday during the race after my fall from the adrenaline, etc. Now that I have been sitting around for a while my knee is huge (swollen) and totally bruised.
Not to mention I am quite sore. Not really from running, from all the falling.
It took eight bandages, one of them pretty big (my hip) to cover all the cuts.
I am tired of falling down!