Saturday, April 27, 2013

Funny Foto Friday: Bike Trainer Crash

First things first, thanks for your feedback on Matt's guest post (well, and for that matter my Boston race report).  I agree with many of the comments - Matt DOES need a blog! Essentially I've appointed myself the blog propagator of the internet - everyone has a story that is certainly not as boring as mine.

Next, I have GREAT news to report.  After a rough few weeks of running, I had one of my first post stress fracture pain free runs yesterday!!  I'm very excited.  It's been a very long road, but I think I might have found the trick: I foam rolled BEFORE the run to loosen up my calves. I've had some pretty bad shin splints as I've gotten back to running and that seems to help.  Normally, I don't advise doing that on cold muscles, but I do a few active warm ups before.  Works!

The other part of my "solution" is biking. So, Thursday night I hopped on the bike trainer in my house, flipped on Real Housewives of Orange County Netflix, and started assaulting my genitals pedaling.  I felt something a bit "off" like the bike had a bit too much side to side movement.  Well, I stood up on the pedals to throw in a bit of a sprint and... well... the bike came loose while my feet were clipped in and I went FLYING. Turns out, the bolt that holds the back tire in had been unscrewed a few turns by my son and I didn't notice it until it was too late.  OYY!

100% real. 100% painful


Random picture of me at 4:30am
Does this mug make my PR look big?

Finally a picture of my son.  I ran a 4.2 mile race last weekend (report coming soon - probably) and I rode the light rail to the starting/finish line because he LOVES trains.  Well, while he likes riding on my shoulders, he also thinks that it is HILARIOUS to smack the top of my head as hard as he can.  Honestly? I can't say that I blame him - I would probably do the same thing. Happy Friday!  Errrr, Saturday!

This is how men go bald I think


11 comments:

Mike said...

That's what happens when you drink wine while on the trainer :-).

Kate Geisen said...

I've fallen off my bike trainer twice. Neither was as dramatic as yours, but only bc I intentionally set up the trainer next to the wall.

Running Librarian said...

you may want to put a bunch of pillows around your trainer..just in case :)

Missy said...

What exactly was in those water bottles?
And how did you have peaces of mind to snap a picture?
You got skills ;-)
Maybe ride in bubble wrap next time.

Art @ Fit at Fifty said...

I finally found someone more accident prone than me!

ajh said...

Falling off the trainer sounds AWFUL! But I have to confess I laughed. I had to stop carrying my son in a backpack when he was little as he loved pulling - HARD - on my hair.

Sue's Ramblings said...

Hmmm...odd that you're still in pain (even if it's a twinge). I do feel the "stress fracture" on mine but it's not pain. My sports ortho says I'm good to go and what I'm feeling is probably muscular ie it got weak during the layoff.

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Scallywag said...

Sorry that looks sore but I also laughed a lot! The dangers of bike trainers!!! x

Nelly said...

lol on the bike trainer flying!

Steph @ Steph Runs On said...

Less time on Twitter while on the trainer will prevent accidents like that.