I was recovering quite nicely from the 50k this past weekend, but then accidents do happen. I was out for a 12 mile bike ride on Monday evening. I was in the last two miles and as usual I cycle around this loop in my development.
The first loop went smoothly but on the 2nd loop an SUV appeared where I was expecting it. I shoved my bike to one side. In doing so I shifted my head and torso to the opposite side and right into the back of the SUV.
Some how my feet came out of the toe clips and I was standing there beside the SUV. It took a minute for me to shake of the loose cob webs.
I touched my face and blood covered my hand. I thought at first that I busted my nose. Being a total idiot, I still have a couple of miles to ride so rather than heading straight home, I continued the ride with blood pouring every where.
Enough, that I have to clean if off my bike. For my jersey, I will probably never get out the stains.
Once home I cleaned off the blood. I didn't have a busted nose but I did have a nasty cut between my nose and lip.
Prudenance kicked in and I headed over to the urgent care office. They finished cleaning me up and put 5 stitches in my lip. I have to tell that the needle they used to numb the area around the cut hurt worse than the crash.
So almost 48 hours later, I still have this fat upper lip but it seems to be healing nicely. Eating food is a bit tricky as my lips are not their normal size and the upper lip still feels numb.
Lucky for me, I don't run on my lips so it hasn't impacted my training.
Thoughts of a True Runner.