Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Bricks and Broken Arms

I'm falling behind on this blog, so bear with me as I attempt to catch up. Friday I had a swim/bike/run brick. It was actually supposed to be done Saturday, but since Saturday is packed with baseball/t-ball games, I did it on Friday morning. Early Friday morning, actually. I started the 1 hour swim at 6 a.m. I swam 2600 yards, most of it at race start pace and race pace, then changed for the bike. The bike portion was supposed to be 1.5 hours, but the route I took brought me back to the rec center at 1 hr and 20 minutes, so I left it at that. I think I got about 24 miles and averaged around 17.9 mph. The run was supposed to be 45 minutes, with most of it at race pace following a 10 minute warmup. I felt pretty good after the warmup, and after my legs realized they were running, not spinning. I ended up with 5.34 miles in 45 minutes for an average pace of 8:26. Average HR: 163 bmp, Max HR:177 bpm. I don't know if I would call that race pace or not, but I was pleased the with the workout. I felt really good the entire time, and that was probably my longest workout in a long time.

Saturday morning we had a T-ball game at 9:30 a.m. Bo did great, and his friend Nicholas ended the game with a triple play!!! Briar's team played at 3:00. Bo and Nicholas were playing on the playground during Briar's game. The game was about to go into extra innings when my friend called and said Bo had gotten hurt on the playground. J.T. ran and got him, and we peeked up his sleeve since it was his arm that was hurting, and we found this:













We rushed him to the emergency room where they gave him morphine and made him crazy, but didn't take away the pain. After 3 hours of trying to calm him down or get them to give him something to sedate him to no avail, we had him transferred to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. We felt it was better for him to see a pediatric orthopedist anyway, and the only ones available in this area are at Vanderbilt. As it turns out, he had a compound fracture of both the radius and the ulna. He also had two bruises where the radius and the ulna were about to break through the skin. The resident pediatric orthopedist at Vanderbilt was able to set the bones back into place without surgery, though, so we were thankful for that. He is doing much better now, although he's a little upset about missing out on T-ball. The ortho said he would probably be in a cast for 4-6 weeks. If it's 4, though, he might make it back for the end of season tournament. We'll have to wait and see.

Needless to say, the training has been on the back burner. I didn't go to swim class Sunday. I was supposed to ride my bike 45 minutes yesterday, and I almost pulled that off until I had a flat tire. I had changed my tires Sunday, and I evidently damaged the tube of the front tire in the process. So when I went to pump it up yesterday for the ride - no luck. I attempted to change the tire, but for some reason I could NOT get the tire off the wheel. I had to get J.T. on the job, and he finally got it off, but not before it was dark and everybody was hungry and wanted dinner. So I cooked dinner, we ate and went to bed. Maybe I'll get back on track today.

19 comments:

TriSaraTops said...

AGGGGGGHHHHHHH! That picture!!!

Poor Briar!

Hope he feels better soon.

david said...

Yeow....it hurts just looking at the picture. Hope it heals soon.

Mallie said...

Poor baby! So sorry about his poor arm, but glad you got it taken care of in such a quick fashion. I know that's hard to deal with at any time, but especially since you're trying to fit so much into an already jampacked schedule.

Take a day or two to let life return to normal. It's not going to throw you off stride.

Joe said...

Ouch! Oh man that looks painful!

Michele said...

I can NOT even look at that first picture of his little arm. Poor kid. I hate he is out for the rest of t-ball season.

At least YOU know how to change your tires, mine has to go to the bike shop.

See ya in the monring.

Lance Notstrong said...

Yikes!!! I hope he's doing better. Poor little guy.

LeahC said...

oh my god that picture had ME screaming in my office! poor kid. hope he feels better!

Bridgette said...

HOLY CRAP! If my kid's arm looked like that I think I'd cry, so you're one up on me!

Cliff Tam said...

Lana,

U got a brave kid. I will pray for him.

Phil said...

Wow! How did he do that? No wonder the moriphine didn't touch it. That's one brave kid.

Tri-Dummy said...

Dude. That kid is hardcore to say that his arm just hurt.

I would have been squalling like a mashed cat.

Give him a hi-five from me...with his other arm...and tell him he's the man.

Kate said...

Your Bo is amazing- that's one heck of a break! It's great that they didn't need to do surgery. It sounds like you're handlig it really well!

TJ said...

wow. that is one gnarly break for a little guy to deal with.
hope it heals up properly.

Papa Louie said...

I hope Bo is feeling better and that his arm heals well. Kids do bring excitement to the family.

TRI Vortex said...

That looks like something from the stretchy guy from Fantastic Four. Ouch! Funny that the only thing he is worried about is the game. What a sport. With all those bricks, it looks like the little guy has the same high tolorance for pain like his mommy.

jkrunning said...

Oh my, I hope the little guy is feeling better soon

Rae said...

Oh no!!! Poor guy!!! I've always heard awesome things about the docs at Vandy, I know they will take great care of him.

Danny said...

ouch!

at least i'm seeing this late. by now i can already see the followup picture of him smiling with his sling.

DaisyDuc said...

Holy cow...the pic says it all. Speedy recovery to him. The picture above is just too cute in his sling!