Two months ago I was in a head-on collision with a guy who crossed the double yellow line into my lane. I had a broken nose, injured knee and kneecap, hip and back. So I've been going to lots of physical therapy and finally last week started to recognize some progress and pain relief. Up until the last couple of weeks all I had been able to do was some water running and light cycling. I couldn't swim until the swelling on my face went down enough to wear my goggles. So last week I had a stellar week...swam two 3000 yard workouts, was able to get back into the gym, rode 60 miles and did a 4 mile run brick. Pretty good recovery and made me feel pretty good.
Then yesterday a got accidentally tripped by a woman who pushed past me and hit me in the shoulder and lost my balance and fell down on a sharp rock and broke my right foot!!! Now I'm off to an orthopedic surgeon -- probably for pins and at the very least on crutches and no weight bearing for a minimum of 6 - 8 weeks.
Aside from the fact that I can't believe how bad my luck is - I was training for Ironman Coeur d'Alene and Ironman Wisconsin. CDA is totally off the table and Wisconsin is pretty suspect at this point. Pretty darned depressing. My husband says that about 90 days before my big races he's going to lock me in the house so I can't get hurt by anybody.
I found this morning that it was really the little things that set off frustration...like I wanted to have a cup of coffee but I couldn't hold onto it and walk across the room to sit down. So I had to dig around for a thermos and a bag I could sling over my shoulder and load it up to go sit down and have my coffee.
Has anyone else ever been through multiple knockdowns like this and if so, how do you get through it? And boy do I have a new respect for Sarah Reinertson and how she manages to get out of the water and hop on one leg to a chair to get her wetsuit off!!!