Sunday, April 3, 2011

Down but not out…

completely.

First of all, WOW! Thank you all for your comments and concern.  I feel so special and loved. It really means a lot to me that you all expressed such concern for me (and my bike, my poor  poor Nelly). I wish you all lived closer so you could bring me soup and chocolate so we could hang out and go for bike rides, er…. or runsthat would be safer. But alas, I just have to pretend that each of your comments are a nice piece of chocolate and savor each and ever word. Mmmmmmm……………………….

So, I know you all are dying to know if I am alive. Well I assure you this is not The Hubs posing as me. He wouldn’t do that. And he would never talk about feeling special and loved and chocolate. So yes, it is me. I am alive and I am surprisingly well. I mean I am bruised head to toe and I am humiliated to get in a swim suit and go to the pool…or wear a short sleeved shirt, or shorts… I look like I belong on a country song music video for Earl Had to Die (a song about killing a deadbeat wife beater…great song). But they are my battle wounds. I wear them proudly…covered up under clothes. I am sore and still taking 800 mg Ibuprofen and 650 mg Tylenol 3x a day.

So who wants to see some of the bruises? No? Not into seeing bruises? What if I told you I had to sport the *spankies so that I could actually show you???

I knew it!

Self portrait in the bathroom mirror:

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And those are the ones I can show you…there are more but you wont get those here, this is a family blog.

So there you have it. I am OK. Mild concussion, no broken bones, and tons-o-bruises…Not to mention a bruised pride, bruised ego, and bruised confidence.

So who thinks I’ll get back on the bike any time soon??? Maybe I already have? Maybe I NEVER will AGAIN!

*Not the way you expected the Spanky Debut to go, huh?

51 comments:

  1. OUCH!! glad you are okay! hoping you heal fast and get to eat some chocolate

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  2. OH my goodness!! I am glad to hear you are ok. That is some crazy bruise!

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  3. Ouchy! You will get back on soon I am sure! I am local. Would love to bring you chocolate and soup. Or chocolate soup. Glad you are on the mend.

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  4. OUCH!! thanks for the reminder about the care package.. What kind of chocolate is your favorite.. Text me...

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  5. Oh my goodness!! So scary! Glad you are ok...

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  6. Ouch, girl! I hope you heal very quickly. Chocolate and soup will help! :)

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  7. Wow! Just caught up on your spill. Glad things worked out without any major breaks. The bruises just make you look like a hardcore biker. Hope the healing comes quickly.

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  8. oh my goodness your leg... your poor poor leg. I'm glad you are okay!

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  9. Holy Ouch!!! And I vote you're already back on the bike!

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  10. Oh my goodness, that sounds horrible. So glad you're okay! And on the bruises - ouch!

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  11. Looks like you got some dirt on your legs. Might want to take a quick shower. Kidding. I'll have to go back and check out you previous post to see what happened. Glad you're OK.

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  12. Those are some crazy bruises! Take care of yourself.

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  13. OH. MY. LORD. Now those are some battle wounds. I hope you (and your bike) feel better soon.

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  14. OUCH! Those are some nice bruises! Glad it wasn't worse!!! Hope you heal fast!

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  15. Holy COW!! Knowing that you are ok, i can say that you should be very proud to sport those warrior bruises (i'm sure i'd hide mine too but show them to anyone who asked...maybe not the hiney bruises though).
    Now that I know what the spankies look like, i'm off to google what they're actually for!

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  16. I'm sure you'll be back on the bike in no time! After a little healing (body and mind) you'll be rockin it. Hang in there!

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  17. Holy bruises, Batman. Ouch. I'm glad you are OK, though. Hugs...well, maybe not. Might hurt too much. You get the idea, though.

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  18. Oh my, and I thought I bruised like a peach!

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  19. Geez Knievel!! Those are some big bruises!

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  20. Wow...those look like they hurt!!! Hope you feel better soon.
    Question- how do you cross out those words on the blog?

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  21. Wow not sure what is more amazing the bruise or the spankies Love ya! Please don't do that to your self you need to be able to do the Half Iron so I can come watch :)

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  22. I live south of post closer to Hope Mills. I work out at gold's gym on HopeMills Road. But I would love to meet up someday.

    Hope today you are feeling the best yet!

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  23. That is seriously so scary and I am glad you are ok. Those are some serious bruises...this coming from someone who bruises at the drop of a hat.

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  24. Holy moly lady!!!! Those are some serious bruises! I fell rollerblading once...I literally slid like a baseball player across the street. The best thing to do is get right back at it....when you are healed!

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  25. OMG (now that I know what that means, I totally love using it!) That looks like it hurts! I hope you feel better soon. After my two little crashes, I was scared, I can't even imagine the fear after a big one. But I know you are strong and brave and all that good stuff! So train on!

    Half-Iron... you better watch out... Amanda is coming for you!

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  26. AMANDA!! OUCH!! OUCH!! I'm glad you made it out in one piece.

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  27. WOW! Havent been on here since Friday.

    Nice bruises! OUCH!!!I am glad you are okay, how scarey. So glad the Hubs was with you.

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  28. WOW! I am so glad you were not hurt worse. I am sending hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery. Thank you so much for letting us know you are okay. And for the record, I would bring you chocolate if I lived near you!! :)

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  29. oh Amanda!!! I'm so sorry this happened to you. :( I hope you feel better soon!!

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  30. I literally gasped when I saw the photo. So glad you are OK. You are an amazing woman and athlete and I know you will be back out there as soon as you can!!

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  31. WOW! You got pretty banged up!
    Take special care of that concussion. That's not to be taken lightly.
    ...Mike

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  32. I'm glad you're alive! Those are some wicked bruises. Wear them well at the pool!

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  33. SERIOUSLY cool war wounds! I'd be showing those babies off!

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  34. Holy SMOKES those are huge bruises!! Girl, I am so glad you're okay!

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  35. I'm so glad you are okay. How scary. I'm so glad nothing was broken. Wish I was there to bring you some chocolate.

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  36. Oh my! How scary! I am so glad you are ok. Take it easy and heal up!

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  37. Ohmigosh Amanda, look at you!! :( You are such a trooper. I'm so happy you are okay and I assure you I have been eating plenty of chocolate in your honor. :)

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  38. You still make those spankies look good bruises or not... but wow they really do look like they hurt!
    No broken bones, then I think you will be getting on your bike as soon as she is all better too.
    How did your son react to the bruises? I know my son probably would have been a little freaked out at first but then would have thought they looked cool.

    Positive get well thoughts your way!

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  39. I'm so sorry you and Nelly tried to be a stunt team! OUCH!

    The bruises match the spankies! Those are some battle wounds--this tri-training is legit!

    You look great in the spankies btw!!

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  40. Terrible! I wrecked one of my first times out on a new road bike and it was embarrassing and painful.

    One of my cyclist friends put it best- if you haven't taken a major spill, you just haven't YET. But it's coming. So, now yours is over.

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  41. Wow! I'm glad your okay. Your bruises are awesome! Gotta love battle wounds. I'm so glad you posted pictures, I was hoping you would. Nice spankies BTW!

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  42. That just looks terrible. I'm so glad you are okay, but I imagine you are still in alot of pain. I bet you will get back on the bike - but take your time for sure!!

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  43. Ouch! Keep taking the ibuprofen and tylenol! It looks like it's much needed!! Rest, recover, and then, get back on the bike. You know you can. You know you will.

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  44. Oh My Goodness! So glad you are okay (sorta).

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  45. I knew you were tough already... did ya really need to go prove it again? Or was that a tactic to get more blog material?! Either way, it looks pretty bad. So glad you are ok. Like I told my kid after her concussion, you gotta get right back on the horse (or bike in your case!) Sending you healing wishes!

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  46. Glad you are feeling beter! Owch!!

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  47. W... O... W...

    Now that's a decent battle scar. Wear that one proud! But in all seriousness, I'm glad there's no real physical damage. I'd hate to hear that you're out for the season or anything - who else am I going to convince to do the American Triple T?!

    Obviously, take the time to heal up! Enjoy the chocolate-esque comments (and a care package here and there) and get better. You'll be back on the bike in no time and this will always be your horror story for the group rides.

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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