Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I've been a bad blogger lately.  The last time I posted I left you all in suspense about my December running challenge.  Well I didn't complete it but I still logged some good mileage.  I could blame my multi-sport attitude.  At the end of the month I really wanted to ride my bike and swim so that's what I did.  It was probably for the best since I was really pushing the limit on my run volume.  The first day I skipped a run in lieu of a bike ride I was slightly disappointed in not finishing my goal but that sure was a fun ride. 

Over the holidays I woke up one morning and my right shoulder felt a little stiff.  I chalked it up to sleeping on it too long but for the next 6 weeks there was a slight impingement.  Obviously my swimming went down the drain.  Last week it started to feel better.  My mobility was increasing and I did a couple swim workouts of 1000 meters.  They felt good and I was excited to get back on track. 

Unfortunately when I was riding my bike home from watching the Super Bowl I round a corner, hit a hole in the road and rode off into a ditch.  I slammed hard on the same shoulder.  Instantly I could barely move my right arm.  My first thought was that I either damaged some ligaments or broke my collar bone.  After a trip to the doctor yesterday the latter was confirmed.  My right clavicle has a partial break near the acromioclavicular joint.  So now my arm is propped in a sling and the recovery is 6-8 weeks.  I'm hoping it's sooner but we'll see.  Hence the title of this post.  I won't be doing anything this week or the next but maybe I'll do some sit-up spinning afterward.  In terms of racing I'm glad it happened now rather than the middle of summer.  Once it's fully healed I'll have plenty of time to get back in it.  Until then I'm in chill mode.  On another note, GO HAWKS!!!!