I had a pretty successful weekend of training. 5 Hours of 7700+ feet of climbing out on Skyline drive with my favorite DC Blogger followed by a decent (but hot!) 90 min run the next day, running AT midday. Yes, running in the heat still sucks...
Sunday night I had an accident. My face looks like I was abused, but really, I just simply slipped while getting into the shower and landed on my right side, right on my rib cage. At first I just got the wind knocked out of me and my pride was pretty torn up, but otherwise, I figure I would just be sore for a few hours.
Sunday night I slept some, and Monday it hurt to breath sometimes, and with work heating up so much and working OT, I just took Monday off, figuring I could pick it back up on Tuesday.
90 seconds into my run Tues AM, it just hurt too bad. No big deal. I will just have a nice and easy ride in the evening.
15 mins later, I am wincing in pain everytime I have to push lots of pressure down on the pedals. And my ribs hurt worse than before the ride.
This is one of those injuries that I call "Stupid Injuries" because its like stubbing your toe on the door or hitting your head on something, or FALLING IN THE SHOWER. It hurts, yet it lingers, but lingers in such a way it prevents you from training even though your joints and muscles are 100% fine.
It also prevents you from laughing.
Even gchatting seems to make them hurt, especially when someone cracks a joke.......on gchat. REALLY?!?!
Coach's orders: Buy a rubber bath mat and a hand rail. He also asked me, "Are you 80?"
Yes, he had to bust my chops. Thanks coach! That hurt from laughing as well...