Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ouch

I lost my arms in the Carlsbad pool this morning. Not sure what happened, but they just fell right off. Thankfully Marit was there to drag me through the remainder of the workout and make me laugh!

Then at lunch I went out to ride and lost my legs as well. I was happy the legs stayed in tact to get my heart rate where I wanted four times before they decided to leave me. I would like to remove the stoplights from my route as well. If anyone knows how I might do this it would be helpful. They are messing up my little Pikes Peak heart rate graph.

Since I lost both arms and both legs this did not leave me with much else to work with. My head was still attached so I decided to come back to work in order to support my expensive triathlon hobby.

14 comments:

Maggs said...

Call 911 and report an accident in the direction you want to travel then follow the ambulance. At least if something happens when you run the lights there will be an ambulance nearby. :-)

Yeah, I don't know what to tell ya. Stoplights suck. Though Tuesday I was praying for them to be red.

Roo said...

You could pay someone to stand there and hit the walk button over and over. At least you're getting your practice either doing track stands or clipping in!

Kim said...

Your like the headless horseman...but with the head and without the rest. Not sure where that came from..sounds like you had some great workouts though!! Hey..I swam in that pool. Were you there the day I was there? Yes, we all work to support the $$ hobby (well, except for a lucky few!). Have a great night..and find your legs for heavens sake.. you need those!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Way to leave it all out there on the field.

rocketpants said...

Ah yes...digging in and seeing what is left. No good cure for the dreaded stoplights unfortunately.

Teresa said...

All you need is heart...right?! Arms and legs will be back tomorrow! :)

D said...

It's called the trainer. No stoplights on the trainer. Those of us who are still dealing with sub-freezing temps know all about no stoplights on the trainer.

FLATOUT JIM said...

What do you call a guy in a pool with no arms and no legs?


BOB!!

Beth said...

Hey...I thought of you yesterday because on my ride (outside!) I dropped one of my PowerBar gel blasts (like a gummy worm) on the ground but of course picked it up and ate it anyway and then realized a guy at the stoplight watched it all go down. Oh well. :) I hope you find your arms and legs soon! (although sometimes when they go on a little vacation like that, they come back MUCH stronger ;)

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Um, so yeah. Today my arms are STILL at the pool. :) But yesterday's and today's workouts were still good! :) Way to push through and hang in there. I never want to do an ascending ladder for 4 X 200 at the end. EVIL! AND the fact that the coach kept changing the workout and making it longer? Pure evil. :)

NICE JOB on the bike repeats - it'll make everything else you do seem like a breeze!

Great job again this morning! :)

ADC said...

Hey good job!!! The stop lights can be a real nighmare. Hope your head is working well at work. I have a day off and am in the US - woo hooo

Bob Almighty said...

I'm seriously thinking of making a sign
WILL WORK FOR RACE ENTRY!

That heart rate graph looks like it was an evil workout....

I hear you on the stoplight thing...granted I sort of wish cars would obey them too....

solarpowered said...

Catching up on my reading :D Sounds like some crazy good workouts -- breathing in the pool, biking till your legs fall off... good stuff! Btw, I would've picked up that gummy worm, too. :D

beth said...

LOVE this post. i too, frequently lose the arms and legs....the spolight graph is really neat and fun (i NEED to become more technologically advanced like YOU!)