Broken…Bruised…Battered, but not beaten yet…
Let me explain: first, I’ll say “battered” should be “broken”, cuz my shoulder is broken now too. See you all at Hardrock!
The last 6 weeks have been tough. Crashing backwards climbing over a dead tree started it all at Zane Grey. We all know I broke my arm there. The status on that is “very slow improvement”. I bruised my ribs falling on my cast in a random situation 4 weeks later. The Status on that is, “much quicker improvement”, and almost out of the picture. That’s cool. Battered? I crashed on my left side again, and had to protect the arm and ribs. So, I used my left shoulder to break the fall. I rolled once over a rock, it dug into my neck and shoulder. My guess is either a blown rotator or a traumatic blow to the muscle, which is not allowing me to raise my arm while holding it out straight. I can raise it wing style….we’ll see what happens Tuesday when I see Dr. Toronto.
These injuries all stemmed off the fall at Zane Grey, none of the three injuries are “running injuries”. I think the running gods are testing me to see if I can handle training in pain. The gods lose, I can train in pain, and feel it’ll make me tougher again when Hardrock comes around in a month. Positive thinking. The gods haven’t beaten me yet!
The Speedgoat 50k is now full, sorry to all of you who procrastinated, next year we’ll try and raise the limit a bit, and bring in some more prize money.