March 2012 (3 months to Hamm)Posted: March 7, 2012
My Birthday weekend away in the Lake District! Friday 2nd March, fine sunny day, off we set in the car with Mountain Bikes loaded ready for a ride round Grizedale Forest, near Coniston.
After lunch in the visitor centre, off we set on the red route, a mile in and there were other bikers behind so on a corner I pulled into the side to let them pass. As I did so I toppled over somehow and heard a sickening crack in my foot.
Anyway to cut a long story short, we had to call out Mountain Rescue (no helicopter) and I was stretchered off the hillside, into Land Rover then ambulance and off to hospital for x-rays and a pot. I had broken my fibula on the ankle joint on left leg.
I hopped around the rest of weekend (very short distances only) and enjoyed the rest of the weekend, I could worry later.
I am improving my upper body strength, my right leg is getting even stronger and my 1 legged squat is improving every day! This is NOT what I had in mind for alternative exercise!
I have rollers and turbo (when mended) so I hope to get going on that when fully potted and allowed!
Total miles 1.