Saturday, May 31, 2008

the breaks

so, i am foregoing the shift key as i type with one hand...please excuse my lackadaisical punctuation and such... high hopes for a killer race at sewell were crushed about fifteen minutes into the first lap. i remember flying over the bars, hitting the ground with a disconcerting thud...and that's about it...loretta stopped to check me out, followed by lauri...i stood up, wobbled off the trail with my bike & waved them on...first and last time i will ever, ever, have been in front of lauri. damn. my hands were shaking and for about two seconds, i thought i could race...a futile and painful attempt to grab the left grip and brake left me wandering through the woods, looking for the quickest way out. "excuse me...206, DNF." that's my first DNF... been racing since 2003 (missed one season while pregnant). finished every race i ever started... a broken hand is a good reason to bail out, call it quits... it's not like i am setting the world on fire with this season anyway. for fifteen minutes, i felt strong & tireless...sprung to life...then... done. thank you thank you thank you blakely & travis...you guys rock. thank you karen tourian, one of my fave crossers in the mid-atlantic, for your attention & reassurance...i was so out of sorts. (i still think the protocol at the ambulance was a little out of hand...i mean they put me on that freaking board...was i being punked???) these are the breaks... break it up break it up break it uuuup thank you, kurtis blow

6 comments:

MtnBikeChic said...

Just glad that you are okay, really, you will recover well before cross and the hand will heal. Sorry it happened....

We have the pictures that you want / don't want! Cute thought :)

email me with your email: blakelysapsford@yahoo.com

rsdmag said...

Day-um Kim! Hopefully you will be all healed and ready to go for cross... its the important season anyway, right?

Matt said...

All this cross talk - blah, blahh. No stoopid 50 :(

Heal up fast.

-matt

rbilson said...

Sorry to hear it. How long are you out?

airing out said...

Post pictures of the hand!

I know of a good hand surgeon. Elk broke his hand last year, he didn't have surgery but the guy set it so that Elk has absolutely no issues with it today. Let me know if you need the info.

Try not to be too discouraged. Breaking bones sucks the good news is that you'll heal!

spicyride said...

that sucks! glad you are okay otherwise though! wishing you a speedy recovery.