So I finally got in the pool this week! After my OKC bike accident, my elbow was strangely awkward and swollen (not to mention road-rashed) for about a month. Last week, the swelling and pain was finally gone and now I'm in the scarring process. Anyway -- it's amazing what you take for granted. Yes, everyone says that after going through anything. Well, I found out that without a healthy elbow, I can't really be an effective athlete.
Things you need your elbow for if you're an athlete:
1. Holding yourself up on a bicycle
3. Putting your hair in a ponytail
4. Opening a jar of peanut butter
5. Peeling vegetables and cutting things
Imagine my life without a ponytail!! Most people don't recognize me with my hair down.
I'm back in the pool and feeling great, and somehow I'm faster than before. I've been spending most of my time on my bike and running 4-8 mile runs at a tempo pace so I think I'm on track to do a triathlon or two before 2014 is gone. I'm looking at doing the Jackson County triathlon, most likely the olympic distance and now I've got my eye on Austin 70.3.
My week vacation coming up to exotic northeast Iowa will help me solidify my decision while I clear my head and avoid my personal life for a while. Can't wait to be home on the open road and cruising down the Mighty Mississippi!