Wow, road rash is no joke. I have had some spills resulting and scrapes and bruises, but this is just wild. According to running partner I didn't just fall, I skidded across the sidewalk which explains the horrific road rash I now have. I'm still in shock over the swelling and pain, I even went to urgent care which is pretty big, I'm cheap and I hate to go to the doc when it's not really necessary. Luckily there was no break (which I considered mainly because I couldn't really put too much weight on my leg).
I'll spare you the pics, although I did post one yesterday, but it's just ugly. I picked up some Tegaderm to dress the wound with as I've read really great things, plus I like how it's like saran wrap and not gauze which hurts like a mother when I have to change it. Aside from the constant pain, I'm having a hard time sleeping, every time I move I wake up. I really feel for cyclists and bikers who have gotten into accidents with a substantial portion of their bodies injured.
I'll stop complaining now, because really, it's bad, but not that bad, at least not anymore :) No need to call me a waaammmmbulance.
So this put a little detour in my midweek plan, but I hope to get out there Sun for my long and maybe even to crossfit tomorrow. Right now the plan is to run the Selden Hills for a double. There is a group going out for a triple which is just insane - 18 miles of all steep hills. It will be a fun day with some new and old friends.
Next week starts up a new cycle. The goal here on out is to 1. not injure myself and 2. get all my miles in. No slacking!