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Where I’ve Been

A picture is worth 1000 words:

I completed my first triathlon.

And I went on my first Mountain Bike Ride.  And fell.

This is my arm.  I actually fell on my handle bars which bent vertical.  The real injury, which required minor surgery, can only be viewed by medical personnel, my husband, and Kelli Butenko. (Luckily I was riding with an EMT.)

I’m sticking to road bikes for a little while. (Because it’s really hard to ride a mountain bike whose handlebars are vertical.) And I’ll be resting for a few more weeks.  Then I’m sure I’ll look back at all of this and LAUGH.



  1. le0pard13 says:

    OW! I’m sorry to hear about this, Marianne, especially anywhere in the vicinity of “… which required minor surgery“. I sincerely hope you recover quickly. You didn’t to this in my neck of the woods, did you? Take care.

    1. Marianne says:

      This took place in the beautiful mountains of Montana. There was a really nice stream nearby. I didn’t really enjoy the view, though.

  2. Rick Alton says:

    Wow, no words.

    1. Marianne says:

      I had a few…

  3. Trish Loye Elliott says:

    Oh my goodness! Marianne, that looks so painful! I’m so sorry that your first triathlon turned out this way. I hope the ‘minor surgery’ was minor indeed. At least you were giving it your all. Take care of yourself. We’ll all be here when you get back.

    1. Marianne says:

      Triathlon was great… this was 48 hours later on a mountain. I think triathlons are safer.

  4. Elena Aitken says:

    EEK! Minor surgery is never good.
    But…YAY for your first triathlon!! Are you hooked now??

    1. Marianne says:

      Exactly how I look at it.

  5. Kelli Butenko says:

    Thanks for the shout-out. I’ve now seen more of you than I have of any of my girlfriends since high school gym class.

    1. Marianne says:

      Yeah… usually I get dinner first…

  6. Adrianne says:

    At least it wasn’t worse!

    Congrats on your first triathlon!!

  7. Ohhhh…. no! I hope, though, that you don’t get discouraged, that when you are healthy again you get back on that mountain bike and show that darn mountain who’s boss.

  8. Tami Clayton says:

    Congrats on finishing your first triathlon! What a huge accomplishment! I hope you’re starting to heal some from your post-triathlon injuries.

  9. Wow, that is a bruise of honor! Congrats!!!

  10. livrancourt says:

    Congratulations on the triathalon
    Hope you feel better soon.

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