Yeah, Yeah, I know what you're thinkin'! I meant a lace up brace bootie for my ankle, ha, ha, made you look. Anyway, doctor...he will be referred to as Dr. Tri (sports med ironman dock). I wait at Dr. Tri's office in my hoootttt cycling shorts and mismatched top full well knowing he's going to need to see the legs and ankle, plus x-rays, I'm prepared. I EVEN shaved my legs since he'd be 'right there.' Then he walked in and sat down. Few pleasantries, I asked if he needed to hear my heart, no, maybe my lungs then, no, damn. Are you sure Dr. Tri, isn't everything kind of connected somehow? No, oh well, nice try. He asked the question, What happened? I pulled this rock out of my pocket and said this little rock happened, now get me better.
After going over the sprained ankle, pretty straight forward, we discussed my knee. I had some issues leading up to IM but nothing debilitating. He says - your something something in latin muscle needs to beef up and pull the kneecap in. Your knee cap is hitting the bone causing the discomfort, kneecap is tracking out. Yeah, yeah, PT, Aleve, I got it.
Then I ask about my neck that is on fire, has been for a while. Dr. Tri says - how about going in for a bike fit? Some adjustments might just get you back into the right position and alleviate the stress. I had a bike fit scheduled at my LBS, Gran Fondo, that afternoon, perfect, love those guys. Dr. Tri says - you know XXXX Bike Shop does a really good job butttt (hesitates), I really like how XXXX Bike Shop does their fits butttt (hesitates)...I look at him and said - Yeah, but that guy is a douche, total d-bag, how he's still in business, I'll never know. Yes, I said it to Dr. Tri, that guy is a douche. He is, though, what can I say. He may be the Doctor but he's just an ironman guy at heart so I didn't feel too bad. He looked at me laughed and then had that extra pause just to make sure I wasn't a total freak. At least he had a good story to take home that nite, a girl brought me a rock and called a guy a douche bag in my office today. Ha!
All said, PT to learn some new strength building moves, riding is OK, swimming, pull only, no running for another week (duh). Still haven't hardly used my new Christmas Garmin and I've got a shiny new pair of running shoes just waiting for me. I CAN'T wait.