Tuesday, 29 April 2008

First Bike Ride

Today was mellen burstyn as sister summersilsey first bike ride of the season.  I decided to ride my bike to work to:
a) get exercise (other than running)
b) save gas.

The ride TO work is approximately 8 miles downhill followed by a half mile uphill.  The ride home, as you might imagine, is exactly the opposite... with the steepest grade in the last 2 miles.  It was a good ride with the exception of me hitting the curb and flying into the grass.  Thank God it was grass, or I would have been hurt.  My legs are getting pretty gnarly looking with scars and scrapes and bruises from all my misadventures... not very becoming on a 50-something woman!

I am trying to fight extreme discouragement over my running.  I thought I would take the week totally off and try to get my hip to stop hurting and other things healed up.  I actually have an open wound all along where the bottom of my heart rate monitor strap was on Sunday.  I have no idea how that happened because I have worn that thing a million times and never had the slightest chafing.  The run on Sunday just sucked all the way around.  

Sorry to be such a complainer.  I just tried to call another member of my fund raising team "blisters for sisters", and she said she is in a bad mood and would call me tomorrow.  What?  Some people wonder why they are lonely?

OK, now I have crossed the line from complaining to outright bitchiness.  I took my estrogen tablet, and hope to feel human again soon.  But first let me say:  I am going to watch American Idol tonight and I fully expect little Mr. Dreadlock Rasta-Man to go home tomorrow.  What is he doing there?   


10 comments:

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

Hi Mary, thanks...it is good to be back...I hated the cold weather and all the travel I was doing. Not sure how much I'll be home in May we shall see.

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

Sorry to read about the spill from the bike...but it's almost spring time in the Rockies...omg..you are going to do the Mayor's Marathon in Alaska..that is awesome...the son of one of my running buddies ran that last year, it was the last of his 50 state accomplishment!

Wes said...

When life conspires against you, hunker down. Some of us think scrapes and scratches are cool :-)

ws said...

the marathon training blues stink but I think many of us have gone through that period during our training. I hope the hip feels better soon.

as for AI - I hope JC goes home, too. I'll still TiVo and watch next week if America votes poorly but it would be nice to have a good top4 and top3.

J~Mom said...

Next time call me, k? I will chat with you anytime. :>D We can talk about running clothes, bike riding and compare scars on our legs.

Running Knitter said...

Sorry to hear about your fall! Hopefully things will get better for you!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Remember: rubber side down.

I hope that picture isn't what you wore for your ride...although, it might explain falling off. ;-)

Mary Christine said...

ha ha!!! I just googled "crazy woman" last night and that is a picture I got. It summed up my mood last night - and tonight too!

Jess said...

As Wendy says, you're in that funk that everyone gets about halfway through training for a marathon, where you just want to curl up in a hole and die. It's weird, but totally normal. Just write off any bad runs at this point, and have faith that good ones are on the horizon!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Good job riding to work!! I'm sure the fall wasn't fun, but like you said, thankfully it was grass.