Wednesday, I hit a rabbit on my mid-week ride, and dumped my bike big-time.... Suffered a banged up left knee and elbow, lots of blood, and a 30 mile ride after the wreck.
Got home from a short run last night, trying to get the knee to respond to a gentle run, and iced the knee down to prevent further swelling...
And I fell asleep with the ice pack on the knee. Woke up 90 minutes later with swelling and redness of the knee, seems the towel around the ice-pack had slipped, letting the ice-pack come in direct contact with the skin.
So this morning, I have a bum knee, a 1st degree burn on the back of the knee, and a Champioship Race on Sunday.
Just a warning to watch the ice-packs, and make sure you don't spend too long with the ice-pack on the leg/arm/etc.
I need to finish on Sunday to win the Ohio Clydesdale Championship (hfpracing.com), but it could be a very ugly race, if the knee doesn't get any better before Sunday.
Wish me luck!