As I continue to recover quickly, I am reminded how blessed I am. While in the Outer Banks last week, Ian and I got out for some great road rides, swam in the Atlantic and walked on the beach.
Rushing back to Colorado for a very special wedding in Crested Butte, I stopped at home and grabbed my mountain bike. The Tall Boy LTC had not been touched since I crashed three weeks ago. Unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to hop on the bike while in CB due to rain, however I attempted a run…and succeeded. My Saturday run on the Caves Trail in CB South was slow but I was super excited to be running.
After a fun night of celebrating two of my favorite people in the world, Jari Kirkland and Troy Hiatt, I wasn’t sore from running the day before so I jumped on the opportunity to run with friends. Stevie Kremer and Sarah Stubbe took me on a fun run that had me ecstatic that I was really running again.
I still have some pain when I twist the wrong way but for the most part I feel great (other than my quads being ridiculously sore from two runs). With a trip to Sun Valley coming up this weekend, I spent the evening getting my bike rideable again. Thankfully my bike did not sustain any major damage from my crash – just crooked handle bars, torn grips and some scratches. With recovery moving in the right direction, I’m trying not to fall again or do too much but it’s hard to hold back now that I feel so much better.