Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Zapped!


I got stung by a wasp yesterday - or bit, whatever, the sucker got me! Lower leg - got me good. No big deal yesterday, but today, after my little bike ride, it's HOT and RED and SWOLLEN and it HURTS!


Yea, sounds like a good excuse to take it easy for the rest of today.

Happy Independence Day everyone - enjoy your parades, bbq's (yes, it is a noun and a verb, Winzy) family, and friends. And if you get some training in, enjoy that too! We took this picture of both my legs - the right one is the freakishly swollen one - amaizing what one little tiny insect can do!






17 comments:

Duane said...

Beer is a recovery aid, yes?

Shelley said...

owiieeeeeee..you do know that if you don't shave your legs, we'll have to revoke your triathlete card..sheesh..:-)

JohnnyTri said...

yooouch! how that happen?

and shelley has a point.. I better go shave too!

rockon` and Happy 4th July.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

effing wasps! Is it true that it will help if you can pee on it? Maybe you could get someone else to pee on it if you can't?

Comm's said...

Those look like the legs of a age grouper not a Clydesdale.

Wendy said...

Happy Independence Day, Bigun!

Spokane Al said...

I think you should have worn a pair of stiletto heels for the picture. They make your calves even tighter.

Dan Seifring said...

Yeah what Comm's said, they look like a 170 pounders legs.

Hope you had a great 4th, you and Di.

Tea said...

Why don't you try Windex?

SkiRough said...

I am guessing you didn't kill it afterwards? Did you pull out the stinger?

Myles said...

That's quite a sting! I'm curious about your iron week goals, why so much volume on the swim and run?

I got that accelerade e-mail too but have't responded yet.

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

Whose legs did you use for this picture? ;)

Wrenching Winz said...

at least your not allergic like me.

I still believe bbq is a noun.

ShirleyPerly said...

I HATE bugs that sting. Hope you killed it and all its relatives. Nice quads, BTW :-)

The Clyde said...

Could be worse....I've had two run ins.

1. Stung right in the middle of my left butt cheek as I as riding.

2. One flew into the vent on my biking helmet and stung me under my helmet, almost crashed on that one.

J-Wim said...

Hair Pants! BWAHAHAHAHA!

excel man said...

Hey Shelley -

You can collect my card right now!

I contend that if he didn't shave his legs the wasp couldn't have stung him!

I had a wasp incident a couple of weeks ago while I was riding. It hit my new Tifosi sun glasses and came to rest on the inside of the lens! No stinging - that could have been ugly.