Last weekend kicked off the first race in the Subaru West Coast Triathlon Series at Shawnigan Lake. Normally this is the first half ironman of the year for me but i had to pull the plug due to a rather large pain in the butt. I had a bit of a significant crash 2 weeks ago and landed on my hip/tail bone with exceptional force. I was listed as day to day heading into the race but decided on physio orders to pull the plug last minute. After some diagnoses it looks like I sprained my SI joint and of course have some significant bruising and swelling on the backside. The bruising came out about 5 days ago and as you can see it looks very attractive. It was definitely one of my scariest crashes. It happened almost at a stand still but I could hardly walk and hardly move for about a day. Everything was swollen and siezed up around the buttox.
I did manage to score myself as the swimmer on a relay team however which was great fun. A shout out to Chris and Steve who both did a great job this weekend. Chris in his first true Olympic distance with an open water swim and Steve, the machine, Kilshaw who raced smart and fast and won a big trophy. Fun to watch!
Next up Couer D’Alene in two weeks.