Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Living Vicariously


A few of my bike club friends completed the Davis 200km Brevet last weekend, and I'm especially proud of Joan and Jodi for finishing in under 9:00 hours on their first Brevet. Kudos Joan and Jodi! This is a nice writeup of the event for those interested in ultra-cycling.

As you know, I was hoping to do a double this year, and this would have been a perfect ramp-up to a double for me, but not going to happen while still healing up. The weather was perfect for the Brevet - cool and calm with overcast skies yielding to drizzle right at the end.

The healing up is going well, although I still have 'rotator cuff' problems when using my left arm. When tilting my head down and left, my windpipe is pinched a little too, but hoping that doesn't affect my breathing while riding. After that problematic wisdom tooth came out, the fatigue is going away fast. Now if I can just get back on a sane sleep schedule, I'll be good to go.

Speaking of that, I have been doing some walking, but am looking forward to hitting the gym for the 1st time in a long time. As I am currently in week 9 of a 12 week recovery, I am resisting the urge to go out and ride. I can't imagine the mess another break of that collarbone would make of my neck and shoulder.

Oh, went to the endodontist Monday, and the dental implant is still showing signs of mild infection so back on antibiotics - a new one that has me cramping today. I have been somewhat concerned about rejection, and am scheduled for an 'uncovering' of the implant so the dentist can fix a post and crown. This one one going to be a bit exploratory in nature as the doctor can't tell what's going on from X-Rays.... lovely... aaarrrggghhhh.

Jeeze I'd like to be done whining about dental issues, and out riding for a change. Tic-toc, it'll be here soon enough I guess. In the meantime, I hope everyone is out there getting some for me too, as I am living vicariously through you all. :D

PS: OK, I am going to make a commitment here. Sometime within the next week I will post at least the first draft of a mega post on sports nutrition for endurance sports. I've been researching this for months, and as the quantity of material increased it seemed more and more overwhelming to actually post, but the weather is getting warmer, and the hits to my Century Training are coming fast and furious, and the coverage there would be so much better served by a complete post. I may also choose to break it into several chapters, but I'll start with a post in the next week. 

1 comment:

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Tic-Toc is right. I am ready for you to ride! No doubt you are more than ready to move again.

Dental drama... you have had your share. Man I feel for you!!!

Sports nutrition.... you know I will be reading all that you write when it come to this. Remember to keep it simple in terms...for me :)

Keep moving forward Roy!!!