Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A state of ouch

I didn't truly come to realize exactly how beat up I got last night until I woke up this morning. Sure, my chin and upper lip are swollen. Since they both have scrapes, that was to be expected. I also figured my back would ache a bit. "A bit" is a ginormous understatement. The little tiny scrape under my left eye is getting irritated and puffy as well, and I figured it would just fade away over the next day or so.

It doesn't end there, though. My hands! The gloves kept my hands from getting torn up, but the impact is evident this morning. I also have a goose-egg on my right knee that's making it hard to bend, and a deep, deep bruise to my left quadricep (outer muscle on the front of my leg) which feels like a cramp when I contract it.

To show the bike who's boss, I took the evil MTB to the express bus this morning. I rode through a horrible headwind, and in my weakened/injured condition, I was pretty freaking slow. I made it, though.

So, that's that. I was hoping to hit some singletrack with some local MTB riders maybe this week. I need to see how my leg and knee recover from this before I make any plans like that.

Random Tunage:
Hybrid - Kill City
Inkfish - Acting Out (Part 2)

1 comment:

Apertome said...

Ouch indeed ... I hope you recover quickly. I am all for hitting some singletrack, though, if you are ready in time, you should go for it.

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