Saturday, August 16, 2008
Time is flying by.This is the first time that I've been home for four weeks straight since December. Its been nice that way.
I always knew that I wasn't type A. A lot of bike racers are. I mean I got voted most laid back in high school. I'm pretty mellow(most of the time). This broken leg has reminded me of my ability to relax. This is all in all a good thing. But sometimes I get worried that I'm not ambitious enough or driven. I mean if some people had four weeks to figure out what they are going to do with the rest of their lives, they would have a couple great plans by now. But so far I have nada. Its not the broken leg that has me worried...its the whole job/career thing. Of course, I never planned on being a professional cyclist, so I'm sure something great will happen over time.
The leg is healing good. Good enough to get a professional pedicure from my friend and neighbor, Dana. It makes me happy to see some colored toenails. The swelling has gone down a good bit. I can just start to see some tendons and my ankle bones. My range of motion is much better. I'm relatively pain free. A change in the weather is the only thing that really bothers it.
I have another doctor's appointment on Wednesday. At this point, an Xray should show that the bones are healing. I think I'm getting closer to some partial weight bearing and physical therapy. I'm going to get another acupuncture treatment on Tuesday. I also think I'm ready to do a couple minutes of spinning on the trainer and a little swimming. You know, nothing too ambitious!
I did make it to Amara and Jason's wedding. It was very sweet and romantic. Plus there was some good moonshine and fireworks which is always fun at a wedding.
Ruby is still my best buddy. She is staying close to the "weak" family member. I just bought her a fancy new dog brush called the furminator. It is really good. But she isn't a big fan and I'm having a hard time getting her good. Sitting around the house for four weeks and not being able to vacuum makes me realize just how much hair she loses daily. There is dog hair everywhere.