Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yep, it happen, AGAIN

Well just as I was getting to the tail end of my ankle injury I begin riding my bike and was even able to swim a couple hundred meters with minimal pain.  I was feeling good and ready to get back on the road to a triathlon.  
Just two days after getting back on the trainer at home, my family took me on an AWESOME Father's Day retreat.  It was amazing in so many ways.  We decided to leave an hour to two early since I was flying  out the next morning for work and I needed to pack and do some yard work.  Long story short, almost done with clearing some brush and overhang from some trees, only had one tree left and as I was walking the chainsaw back up the hill it slipped out of my hand and onto my leg.  Luckliy it was off, but it required a few stitches and sliced the leg up pretty good.  

My wife and daughters were awesome in helping me to mitigate the damage and stop the blood.  We went to Urgent Care first, they refused to touch me, then we went to ER, they were dumbfounded that I walked in and even said they could tell military training kicked in.  They actually called my moves RAMBO-esque, but hey whose bragging!  Anyways a few stiches later, I'm all fixed up and docs say I can resume activity within the next 10 days.  Heres to hoping I don't screw that up too!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Military duty and getting hurt

So the last seven weeks of life have been a bit of a struggle in terms of triathlon training.  First, I spent the last six weeks on military duty and while I thought I would be able to keep up the T training, I was wrong!  On top of the already demanding schedule, we had our daily workouts of Crossfit and yoga, what a workout, but not conducive to training for distant events.  I did however take a weekend and go buy a new Quintana Roo bike, but I havent had the chance to really get it out on the road yet.

My last day of training I was excited to get back home and begin training only to sprain my ankle the last night of duty, UH!!!!  I have been out of commission for almost two weeks now with a class 4 sprain.  Hurts worse than when I broke it a few years back. After two weeks, it's till pretty swollen.

I was supposed to participate in a Triathlon last weekend but the injury forced me out.  I wanted to keep that drive alive so my six year old daughter and I decided to go and volunteer at the race which meant us getting up at 4am to help out.  She was a real trooper and was great with all the athletes.  I am hoping one more week of icing and I can get back out there.  The next scheduled race is the end of June.