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  1. #1
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    ack, broke my right wrist!

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    Too bad I'm right-handed! Orthopedic doc appt tomorrow...will find out if I need surgery. Hopefully no. I'm already bored. Typing is hard one-handed. Mouse tricky to use left-handed.

    But I still had a great day...probably my best on a mtn bike before a truly silly non-technical, loose turn took me out. At least I did this as Winter approaches.
    Kirsten
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  2. #2
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    Oh, sorry! Heal quickly.

    And I need to remember your attitude the next time I hurt myself. You sound much more positive than I would.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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    Re: ack, broke my right wrist!

    Hmmm, your attitude is amazing! I'd be all crying in my spilled milk.
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    Heal up quick! At least the rest of the ride was good.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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  5. #5
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    Oh Kirsten, sooooo sorry to hear! Hope it doesn't hurt too much. As always you're taking it like the champ you are.
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  6. #6
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    Bummer Zoom Zoom. But it's lots of fun to see the look on people's faces when they assume that you probably tripped over a curb and you get to tell them that you broke it mountain biking. People think you're really tough then

    Heal fast. The first few weeks are the hardest. It starts getting easier after that.
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artista View Post
    Bummer Zoom Zoom. But it's lots of fun to see the look on people's faces when they assume that you probably tripped over a curb and you get to tell them that you broke it mountain biking. People think you're really tough then
    They asked in the ER how I broke it, then asked if I was in good physical health...hello!!!

    My biggest worry is that this will make me gunshy. I've always felt sorta bombproof--lotsa falls and lotsa bruises and scrapes, but nothing serious. I don't always bounce, i guess.

    Thanks, ladies. I may be mentally less ok with this if i cant at least run in a couple of weeks. i may join the little 24/7 gym to walk on the treadmill (to avoid icy roads) or ride the recumbent stationary bikes.
    Kirsten
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    Elliptical machines are a great cycling substitute for me. Feels like climbing.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Elliptical machines are a great cycling substitute for me. Feels like climbing.
    I never really liked them in the past, but that may be my way to best keep both my running and biking fitness up.
    Kirsten
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    Sorry to hear this Zoom, hope you have a quick recovery! Yeah, I dislike the cardio machines as well but they are certainly better than the alternative

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    Oh, that stinks. Heal quick!

    Let the ortho know you need to be able to run. The tradeoff might be a chuffier cast and less use of the hand. When i sprained my wrists and hands two years ago off the road bike, I had to tape all my fingers together to be able to run without pain.
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    What a bummer, Zoom. I hope you heal quickly and that whatever pain you're in is bearable.
    Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

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  13. #13
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    Oh no! I hope it doesn't hurt, and you're back on the bike soon!
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  14. #14
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    I dislocated my elbow about this time last year. No fun at all, and I completely get how frustrating it can be!

    Stationary recumbent bike was the first thing I was able to do (the elliptical was too jarring in the beginning) and then lower body strength work and the elliptical, then eventually my bike on the trainer. The worst part is that casts/braces are itchy and kind of a pain in the rear when you get sweaty.

    Heal fast!

  15. #15
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    There is a good chance that you won't be able to tolerate running for several weeks. Try hiking on your mtb trails. You'll be amazed by what you see on foot that you've been missing on the bike. Also, hiking up hills will help get your heart rate up without jarring your broken bone(s). Lower body work like squats and monster walks with an elastic band will help keep your legs strong. Monster walks can be done moving forward, backward, and sideways. Anything that you can do to increase your circulation without causing pain is going to speed the bone healing, reduce swelling, and help maintain fitness.

    Yes, you will probably be gun shy when you get back on the bike. It's called self preservation. Don't sweat it. Give yourself permission to walk the obstacles that you've recently mastered. It won't take toooooo many rides to regain your confidence and skills.
    LORI
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    Updated Vintage Terry Symmetry / Bontrager InForm RL WSD

 

 

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