June came and went, almost. The last couple of weeks I have been on my bike a lot more.
On May 27 I had a nasty accident in a bus here, after I got on the full bus as the last passenger, I asked the driver to give me a moment so I could sit down, because it’s hard for me to balance in a moving vehicle with my leg. He pulled out anyway and I fell backwards with my right arm, just above the elbow, hitting the fair machine. It was extremely sore and got swollen and bruised rapidly, check up in the hospital showed a small crack in my humerus and I was put in a sling for 2 weeks.
At the one week check up there where some concerns about other damage and an ultrasound was performed to check the status of the triceps tendon. Images were also sent to Amsterdam for a second set of eyes, long story short, I didn’t damage the tendon but damaged the muscle, luckily this heals better then a tendon injury and I have a grade 3 tear in my ulna collateral ligament, that last one is pretty nasty because it makes my elbow very unstable. So I got a big as brace and I am back to normal life again, can’t do weights right now or use crutches but other than that it’s ok.
So After I got the brace I was able to bike again J I have made some great bike rides around here, it’s beautiful. Vancouver is pretty hilly so my climbing skills will definitely improve here. I joined 2 different cycling clubs. With one club we train in Stanley park on Tuesday night, we circle the park 3-4 times (9k per loop), there is a big climb in there too. And with Lululemon Kitsilano cycling club I train Wednesday night, we usually ride up to UBC (last Wednesday twice) which is a though climb, other than just riding we also do a lot of different drills with Lululemon, a good combination.
Both clubs have long rides during the weekend, so enough options. And I have made some good rides alone or with friends.
On the left side of this picture is UBC, Stanley Park is top right
Thursday morning means 7am yoga, always tough to wake up but really nice once I have done it. Add some one legged squats and jumps and I have a nice training schedule over here.
Also I have been hiking a little bit, never expected that I would be able to do that but my walking has been pretty good lately.
The next Whistler camp I will attend starts July 8 at the glacier, excited to ski again and get back in the gates, will see how that goes with the brace, maybe use one pole, don´t know yet. I will see how it works out. This is a short overview, there are a lot more stories in the Vancouver blog.