Saturday, August 18, 2007

OK, fine - here's a pic.

Six days have passed and I am feeling better - thank you all for your all your well-wishes! Here you can see a couple of bruises: knee, inside my knee and my ankle. Actually the ankle one hurt a lot, but never did look like much.
I think these are from the final rollover when I "sat" on my bike after the initial hip-landing-somersault.



This one on my hip took my entire weight after I bounced off my head. I feel so lucky I didn't break this hip. I think the one behind my hamstring happened when I got the ones in the first pic.


Today I can still feel the hip bruise, and the entire region on my right hip is still swollen. No, really.
More "swollen" than its counterpart.
More than "usual" ;-) and rounded.
I know they're both kind of rounded, but the right one is much more. I'm not explaining it further!


But the weather was really nice today (drizzly and 58 degrees) so on our long run (my first workout since the crash) we added onto our milage and ran 20. It sounded like a much better idea than trying to eek it out next weekend when it's back in the 90's and humid. I think the week off was good for me because I felt good for the whole run. No joint pain, just aware there was a bruise on my hip.

23 comments:

TriBoomer said...

Those are some nasty ones, Jenny.

Happy to hear you are on the mend and were able to run long today.

Heal soon, eh?

Stay tuned...

KC said...

oh, ouch! jenny, i'm so glad you're all right and on the mend. 20 miles! You must be okay.

Spokane Al said...

Those bruises are real beauties. Thanks for the color glossies and get well soon.

Brent Buckner said...

Ouch. Thanks for the documentation. Glad you're healing!

21stCenturyMom said...

Nice legs! except for those narsty, narsty bruises. Owie! That is some Deep Purple you got there. Not a hint of you-know-what, though. I think you just made that up to spare us from seeing your wounds when they were fresh.

I'm glad you are on the mend.

Iron Girl Nyhus said...

You must have shaved your legs just for the photos... how nice of you :) See you tomorrow if its not raining.

crazy tri mama said...

Wow, I'm so impressed that with that bruising you didn't break any bones.

But I must say I'm more impressed that you ran 20 miles with all that bruising!

My 5 miles tomorrow will be a walk in the park!

jbmmommy said...

Ouch! Those look painful. I'm glad the week off was a good one, enjoy getting back to those crazy workouts.

Bigun said...

dannnng! you been beat up but good! heal well, and get back at it!

RunBubbaRun said...

That's must have hurt.. Ouchy..

Glad you are healing up, dang, 20 miles, you gooo IronJenny.

It's hard to run that with no bruises..

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

ouchy ouchy ouchy!

Cliff Tam said...

Ekk Jenny,

That's like after i play paintball. Ishh..

At least no broken bones.

Cliff

Lisa said...

Ouch! Hope you heal quickly.

I am not sure what I am, but OK really isn't it.

I will be volunteering all day at Ironman with my dad and his girlfriend, from 8 am to midnight. So I'll be around.

Steve S. said...

That's a CRAZY bruise!! Glad you were able to get in a good run!

greyhound said...

I guess I'm the only one who notices this little aspect: Bruised legs of an Iron Athena Warrior, and pink painted toe nails of a little girly girl. :)

Phoenix said...

Youch! Funny though, you still look great - just in a tough girl sorta way.

You are truly a she-warrior - 20 miles with those bruises. My hero!

TriFeist said...

My husband says they look like bruises from a skater after falling in the half pipe. You have his utmost respect.

They sure are deep purple. Those are badges of honor...or something. :) Glad to know you are on the mend.

tri-dogmom said...

OMGoodness..... I can't believe all those bruises. I can't wait to hear how long they last.

And, I'm with you. They do swell..I think the swelling will take quite sometime to fade too...

Sounds good anyway,right?

p.s. GOOD for you getting back on your bike!! That is impressive!

Comm's said...

And still no bike pictures.

Has anyone asked if your husband beats you yet?

Mistress used to bruise really easy and got asked that a lot.

Tri-Geek Kahuna said...

i don't see an ounce of cellulite.

p.s. i'm having impure thoughts.

Fe-lady said...

Badges of honor! My left leg could go with yours! (Except I don't have the hip bruise!) Pretty colors....glad you "only" bruised the legs...and if you are running 20 miles on them, pffft, then you don't deserve any REAL sympathy! :-0
Get better quickly!

brendaj said...

Feel better soon...

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

oh ow ow ow ow...