On March 3rd, I laid down my bike sustaining road rash on my right knee, shoulder and face. Plus I sustained injuries (contusion, bruising) to my right hand and jaw. Through the recovery I rode on the indoor trainer and returned to my serious outdoor riding in early April. (I still had a little bump on my chin and soreness in the hand.)
Then on April 15th, I twisted my ankle. Swelling blew up immediately to the size of a hand ball. So back onto the couch with more anti-inflammatories in my blood stream. Visions of our summer Alps tour becoming a death march instead of a delightful sojourn began haunting me.
Time to pull my ancient mantra out of moth balls:
As it turns out, I’m not the only one struggling this spring. I received Chris Carmichael’s email expounding on the topic with reliable training advice after I’d begun my posting. Chris Carmichael’s Saving-Your-Season-from-a-Lingering-Winter
Did I mention Colorado has been receiving a good amount of snow this April along with tulip-killing temperatures? So if you’re feeling similarly maybe my mantra or Chris’ training tips will help. SNAP OUT OF IT! Gather your buds, select a favorite route and GO! It may just adjust your attitude.
Tail winds and thanks for reading!