I’m beat. It’s not from riding. I think it is from lack of sleep. Other than last Friday night, I haven’t slept in a week. This obviously isn’t completely true, but it seems like it. I know I’m laying in bed for close to 8 hours a night, but I’ve been waking up dozens of times a night, so I’m feeling exactly like I’m extremely jet lagged.
I’m writing and posting this Wednesday night, then taking an Ambien, (maybe half of one since this is the first time I’ve tried them) and hopefully sleeping until tomorrow afternoon.
I woke up this morning and needed to drive to KC to see Dr. Lance Snyder, an orthopedic surgeon. The problem was a semi trailer truck decided to catch on fire and burn to the ground right after the toll booth on I-70, so we sat not moving for an hour and I missed the appointment. They rescheduled it for the afternoon and I made it.
Dr. Snyder said about the same thing as Stacy. My shoulder is blown up, I can race as long as I feel like I want to, and that it will get better in the next week plus. So, I went back through Lawrence and saw Rob Jones, who does PT and then got back at dark. I’ve tentatively agreed to surgery for the Tuesday after Louisville.
I had to go ride outside, so I put a couple pitiful lights on my bike and went out and rode 1 1/2 hours. I felt okay. Not great, but I’m not complaining. My shoulder felt pretty alright. If I was listing aliments in order, I would list a side ache #1, probably from taking a bunch of ibuprofen for a few days and now Mobic. Then, the knee I hit two days before the race still is achy and sore, and lastly, my shoulder, which is non-fuctional in many positions, but out on my brake levers, it isn’t too bad. This doesn’t take into account general overall, being beat. I’m thinking that will change quickly.
My legs were going around pretty well, so I’m pretty optimistic. That isn’t something that I’d thought I’d be writing this morning, so I can’t complain the least. Tomorrow it is supposed to be nearly 50 degrees out, so I plan to go out and ride for a few hours and get a better read on the form. Until then, nite.