Thursday, October 18, 2007

on the mend?

So on Wednesday, I guess the surgery went ok. The Dr said that after going in there he decided he needed to use plates as well as screws to put the bones back together again. He also said that he feels good about re-attaching the ligament to my thumb. As much as I absolutely hate taking drugs, I'm pretty thankful for Vicodin right now. Lets see how well it heals in another month or so...

Monday, October 15, 2007


Wednesday morning I'm scheduled for surgery. The Dr. said he'll put in screws and possibly a plate to reconstruct the spiral breaks in the 3rd & 4th metacarpals and then he'll try to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament. The whole procedure should take about 2 hours and recovery will be around 2 months. This means I'll have to learn how to change diapers with one hand! :-(

Sunday, October 14, 2007


I just needed a little lower PSI in my tires & they probably could've held onto the trail. As it is though, I'm now looking at having some pins possibly put in my left hand to put it back together. Friday afternoon I was just going for a short bike ride at the trails by my house and instead of keeping my fun meter in check, I was going a little too fast and went down hard enough to break my left hand. Oh well, at least I can still run! The hand should be healed in time to hold my little girl when she gets here unless she decides to come early.

Injuries suck!!

Friday, October 05, 2007

living the dream

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to head out to Moab, UT to help out with the Adventures Xstream Adventure Race. While out there, I got to do some riding on Amasa Back/Cliffhanger trail and part of the Kokopelli Trail as well as meet some fantastic racers and race personnel from some Pro teams like Team Salomon/Crested Butte.
Salomon also had some of their wares on display at the finish line so I had the chance to check out some of their shoes which are NUMEROUS in variety and function.

Several years back, I had a pair of Salomon's shoes, but they didn't wear very well. At first, they were very comfortable, but the soles came unglued and they weren't very light. It seems Salomon has learned their lesson and their shoes have come a LONG way since then. I was surprised at how comfortable the XA Pro 3D were. They were lighter than any other trail shoe I've tried on recently with the possible exception of the La Sportiva Raceblade or Fireblade, but the Salomon's also felt very stable. When the mileage starts getting higher on my Montrails and Vasques, I may have to give one of the pairs of Salomons a shot.