Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Day 377-Injury!

The other day I was thinking about what would happen if I injured myself during this challenge. Would it be the end of my challenge or would it pose another hurdle for me to work through? I guess that depends on the seriousness of the injury.

Well, last Saturday I decided to do something that I have never done in my 48 years of life...I went ice skating. It was a blast and I couldn't believe what I have been missing out on such a fun activity. As a family, we decided to go out last night to do some ice skating. We went to the Olympic Ice Skating Oval in Kearns, Utah. The first 90 minutes was great. I was telling my wife I really love the sensation of skating. Well, as I was rounding one of the corners, boom, before I knew it I was down! I remember hitting hard on my left wrist while trying to catch my fall and feeling some big pain! I saw my glasses fly across the floor and mt head hit the ice.

Well, I felt embarrassed to take such a spill, but even more as I tried to crawl off the ice with an injured wrist.

My wife suggested we head over to Instacare and see a doc. Within an hour I had been x-rayed and saw the broken bones in my wrist! Dang! DANG! They put a splint and sling on my left arm and I'll go see an orthopedist on Monday.

Am I over with the challenge? Heck NO! This is a small set back that will add some add some additional drama to this whole story. Ha ha.

I can still eat well, ride a stationary bike, and do my treadmill. I don't think I'll be riding my bike to work, etc., though for 4-6 weeks. Oh well, we'll make the best of it.

It's a long way down to that ice.
See the rising bump on top of my wrist.


  1. OUCH! I'm sorry you hurt yourself so bad. I Hope you heal up fast! I know you won't let this get you down. You continue to be an inspiration and this is another obstacle you will come through proving you can lose weight and be active no matter what! Keep it up Don!

    1. Thanks Erika! Yes, this is a small hurdle. I know there will be some pain through this experience, but I will continue to exercise in ways that don't require my left hand. And eating lettuce mix, avocado, salmon and lentils for dinner this evening didn't require my left hand. ;)

  2. OUCH, that looks so painful! I think you are smart to stay off the bike and let your wrist heal. You don't want to have problems every time you ride for the rest of your life. Any training will help you in your journey, so you won't be held back at all. I hope you heal up quickly!


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