I think I'll rename this blog: ** Damage Your Hip And MORE**
My latest hip inspired adventure took me to Coolidge Corner Imaging for my latest MRI . I've been there for imaging 6,(count em') 6 times over the past 3 years. How crazy it that? This time for an arthogram MRI where they stick a very very very very long needle into the joint space filled with dye to view the labrum and determine if the tear (we already know it's there from 2008's arthogram) is larger and to view other structures to determine my hobbling predicament.
Hummmmm.. I only remember one being there back in 2008. Nuts......
Next up, a visit with a hip surgeon who probably wants to hone his skill at yanking out my hip from the socket and cleaning up the torn cartilage and whatever else they do. We'll see about that.
For the meantime, I'm maintaining my bike fitness and doing some cyclocross. My hip doesn't really like hobbling over the barriers or running through the sand pits, but it's not enough discomfort to keep me from staying off my new carbon Ridley cross bike . Charlie, if you are reading this I REALLY REALLY wanted a mean green Trakkers skin suit for cross but I guess I waited too long to wear you down with my TGP whining to actually get one.
Here I am in the Pain Cave of SuckBrook Cross in Auburn NH. After the 2rd of 4 loops, I was stepping not hopping and dragging my bike over the barriers . I suspect I'll be come fitter as the races come and not feel like I will implode due to lack of oxygen. Yikes...
|I'm way too chicken and slow to line up in the front|
|Dirty faced and beginning to uncoil. Someone get the girl a Ponds face cleansing cloth!|
|I won't lie. I look FRESH and happy while playing in the sand because it's only the first loop of 4!|
Photo credits go to Rob Bauer of MinuteMan Road Club