I'm watching some of the wounds turn into scabs but its what I can't see that's scaring me. Two days ago I could barely move my arms, now I cannot sleep because my leg hurts. It feels like a knife is tearing through my leg. It feels like every step makes it worse. I hopped up after I slid to a stop following the collision, and was almost running around. Now I tell my child I can only go up the stairs one time.
When I do sleep I dream I'm riding my bike. Since 2009 I have never quit moving. I stopped running because marathon training forced me to take breaks, and those weeks of inactivity were too much. I am in so much pain that I wonder if I will pedal again.