so the arm that is not broken as far as the x-ray can tell. however, it is not broken, yet TOTALLY JACKED! i tried to swim twice and had to get out of the pool after 50 yds (try #1) or do kicks/fins only (try #2). i also had a failed attempt at a group ride. set off with the group and quickly realized after about 100yds that i cannot press the brake strong enough to clinch it. its like my body wants to move my arm, but the arm won't move.
so i've been relegated to running and bike trainer only. looks like goal #1 for 2008 is not going to be acheived (stay injury free). this is a huge bummer, especially today because james had arranged for MarkyV (who swims 500's under 5minutes and was first amateur out of the water at Kona last year) to check out our swim strokes to help make us fast!
i'm going to try to not get down about this, but it is tough since i was just starting to feel midly competent in all 3 sports and had just gotten my swim time for 100's back t0 what it was prior to breaking my arm in september.
but, i need to see this as an opportunity to focus on my run (even though i know this is the area i need focus least) before Carlsbad 5000 in 2 weeks. this will be my first 5k and i think it will be fun! last night i hit the track and did 3X1 mile repeats in 6:06, 6:12, 6:11...hopefully i can get those under 6 minutes one day.
so i'll be running a lot and other than that, i'm praying for my grip to come back soon so i can get in my long rides and out of the sweat-factory-garage.
other than that, james and i had a killer weekend camping in temecula and a fantastic relaxing easter together. check out his blog for the details, it was california at its finest. here are some pictures...
prepared to camp-salads and beers and sports drinks....what else do you need?
salad, wine, and artichokes at the beach...
grilled shrimp, mango salsa, jicama, yellow and green bell peppers, bean sprouts, mixed greens, carrots, and cabbage with homemade blood orange vinaigrette