Thursday, March 15, 2007

Rain, Bike, Run, Book..

We finally got out of the rain/monsoon the last couple of days, sucked! Acutally caused me to cycle indoors on the trainere while I watched a triathlon video, made the hour go by fast. But then in the afternoon it was totally coming down so hard that our street started flooding so I didn't go to swim, just stayed home and read. I should have gone outside and started paddleing as much as the street was flooded. Anyway, today I got my swim on with 1500 yards, stopped by a friends office for a chiropractic adjustment, lunch, change clothes and then I took my SUV to get the tires rotated and it happened to be like a 2 hour wait! Crap! Well, I talked to my parents for about 35 mins and then changed clothes and went for my run, which, I was going to do anyway after the tires were done but being as I had the clothes and time might as well go now. It is super nice today, 81* and about 50% humidity. I started running down the side walk thru the intersections before I got into a neighborhood to get to the bayou which has a path to run on. I had been running only 5 mins and Whamo, I twisted my left ankle, shit! I stopped to asscess the damage. Luckly, it wasn't as bad as it felt and I could move it and walk but I knew it would feel worse later. I started to run and the first few steps were a little irritating but then it went away and kept running. I ran for just at an hour, out and back thing, but got totally wiped on the back as I had gone out too hard and was paying for it and the higher temps didn't help. I was tough keeping my HR below Z4 (way too high for running 5 miles, IMO) and the freakn side stich didn't help either. I actually like getting those from time to time because they make you a little tougher and you just have to deal with them and not stop. Made it back to get my SUV, which, had not even gone in but they got right to it and next thing I know it's done. Wait a minute I thought to myself. Just 10 mins ago you were barely taking the tires off and now your rotated and balanced all 4? Well, being as I didn't see them balance them only put them back on, I checked the wheel balance weights to make sure they were new and they all seem to check out, dang, those guys were fast! Why the heck did it take almost 2 1/2 hours then? Who knows but it's done. So time for book recap, I finished this morning! Way to Go Lance! is all I got to say. Lance talks about his growing up in N. Texas, getting into triathlons and biking and his career and then how the cancer strikes. His diagnosis, treatment and life while going through the treatment and finally trying to get back into biking after his treatment is done. He had it tough, as you can imagine. The end is great as he describes his 1st win at the Tour de France. I thought it was nice that he talked about his life with is wife at the time and some of the things she went through as well. Although, the book is Not about the Bike, it does seem to all about Lance! I can only say it's tough to a a great athlete and not have it all about you but everyone has to make there priorities. I am greatfull that Lance was able to survive the odds and make a statement about Cancer survivorship and his foundation to help make thousands of people. It definetly made me more aware of cancer and opened my eyes that I could help more in many fields, not just cancer, just like we all can! I will be a Lance Armstrong fan for life! LiveStrong Brother. Next book up is The Richest Man in Babylon.

Rockon`

4 comments:

I belong anywhere but in between... said...

Your Texas rain has attacked Tennessee...

I brong Kozmo with me to the dealership...a dog in the waiting room always seems to speed the mechanics up!

Allez said...

You are kicking butt on the books! Sorry to hear about your ankle... I totally feel for you!!! I twisted my left one too :-) I hope yours gets better fast. I twisted mine on Sunday and its STILL aching. Maybe you're the one that needs a bubble :-)

JohnnyTri said...

Ohhahhh!! Allez.. bubble huh.

I need my ankle to be better by Sunday cuz will be in San Antonio and I love running thru the Riverwalk! It's sore right now, suck!

Bigun said...

rain and flooding in Houston?!?! Say it isn't so!