Thursday, November 5, 2009

Exciting? Not So Much

Not much exciting happening on the running front. Such is the bane of recovery. The miles are racking up, but there's nothing earth shattering to talk about. I put in an easy 5 miles after dark. Final stats - 5 miles at an average pace of 9:45 with an average heart rate of 77% of max.

I *did* end up getting geeked out in my night gear and I was glad I did. I did a little bit of running (about a mile) on a fairly busy street and had to dodge more than one car. Let's be careful out there folks! I don't care whether the driver is at fault or not, the reality is he/she will win!

On a note related to collisions - my cycling accident is now officially a thing of the past. To recap, I was cut off by another cyclist on a bike path back in June of 2008. I gripped my brakes and tried to avoid a collision, went over the handlebars, and stopped the pavement with my face. I ended up with a concussion, a ton of road rash, a cracked jaw, a couple hundred stitches (most for an upper lip reconstruction) and some broken and chipped teeth. And a helmet that was in pieces.

Most of this was dealt with pretty quickly, but the teeth were an ongoing problem. I had numerous infections that resulted in four root canals, the last being Christmas Eve last year. There was some question whether the teeth would stay in. But, after a year, they looked stable. So, last week, I got them capped, and the last physical scars of the accident are a thing of the past. I can now smile without showing my hockey player teeth:


And yes Patrick - that is a Sabre's jersey (Derek Roy)

I'm living proof - cyclists - if you ride make sure you wear that helmet!

11 comments:

  1. Wow, Glenn! Glad you are still with us.

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  2. All for the love of your sport! Nice smile!

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  3. Thank you for that reminder that not only should we be careful, but we can also be resilient in the face of adversity.

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  4. I thought you were gonna tell us you were one of the riders who went through the back of that doctor's car and that the saga was over now that the doc was found guilty on all counts. I've been following that story all month on velonews.com.

    But always good that you can unabashedly smile now - even if you weren't the high profile case :).

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  5. OMG SABRES Jersey!!! Do you watch them? OMG i am so excited!

    I knew bike riding was dangerous but that just sounds horrible. Glad you are ok now!

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  6. yikes, I'm glad you're a-ok now, but I think an accident like that would have me hiding in my apartment forever. :(

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  7. Awwwwwwww Glenn! I'm glad you're okay!

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  8. OM Gosh! Four root canals?!! I've had one on Christmas Eve too( with a nerve block) but your accident tops them all, poor guy. You'd never know, great smile!

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  9. Wow, I didn't know it was so bad. Glad you are still hanging in there.

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  10. Oh my gosh- I had no idea you had been through this! That was majorly huge- I am so glad you have fully recovered and I totally understand the whole teeth thing- really. I hate hate hate the dentist and I hate reconstructive dental work and I hate root canals. Your smile looks great! Christine

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  11. scary accident! glad you are ok, and hooray for being 100% done with it! you may want to pick up a little cyclist's insurance though, just in case ;) kidding, kidding.

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