Wow.. what a weekend! Lots of racing going on. Congrats to Puremadness Jen. She won a local triathlon here in MA. Congrats to Bree for getting her fiery butt to place third at St. Croix. Kudos to Amanda for her awesome race there too. Her race report sets her apart as a professional in that there is no shoulda,coulda, woulda, you just go out there, you race hard and you deal with adversity and laugh at yourself falling off your bike instead of swearing like a sailor in which I would have done as loud as I could!!! Next time, I will catch myself and "think Amanda like" before I do this if I'm finding myself in this situation. Besides, we as age grouper do this for FUN, right?????
Mel, you've got only a few hours left to sulk and you will leave your St Croix mishap right there and get SUPER EXCITED about your next race just like Bree said, right???
You did a SUPER JOB!
As for cartilage, I am lacking some. I have a labral tear in my right hip. In layman's terms, it acts as a gasket where your bone sits in the socket. Bad gasket= pain. The tear can't heal itself. An MRI is next up for me and then a cortisone shot to dampen the chronic discomfort I have been having for 5 weeks now. It's been a tough spring!! The good news is, it's a mechanical issue and not a inflammatory one in that I can train on it as much as I'm able to bear the discomfort.
Thanks to my coach for putting up with me and Dede for the most awesome referral to Donnie Strack at Wellesly Orthopedics. He promises to help fix me!