Saturday 11 April 2015
After breaking my ribs on 22 March 2015 & other impact injuries (muscle/ligament/blood in lung) from hitting the tree, I headed out in my Grafton - Time Bandit racing kayak today to test out the healing. I took my time bandit because at 12kg, that was as much as I could lift onto the car.
I headed out at Midway Point where the conditions get tidal flow moving water combined with a good breeze to make it interesting. I only did 8km but I started feeling a bit of 'movement' which felt like the ends of unhealed ribs grating against each other. I don't know if I was imagining that - but something was grating.
It will still take a few weeks to be able to put in a 'racing' effort where I can really drive hard with the paddle. I got up to 11.5km/h today for a while but I started to feel a twinge in the injury spot.
I will try a careful mountain bike ride soon and make sure that I don't crash.