Friday, June 28, 2013

So after learning of my broken collarbone I figured I should stop riding my bike for a while. The next day I did something I haven't done in over 20years, I went to the library and checked out a book. I read "The Secret Race" finally. I never wanted to buy it, but did want to read it. There wasn't much in there I didn't already have an idea about, but it totally gave me a visual. It was a whole disgraceful culture, and I am so glad I was never exposed to any of it. 

Heres proof that not only did I wear my sling, but I also was reading. 

So after that day of going to the library and reading I decided that I was bored and I was going to continue to ride. I mean I was riding the days before, mine as well keep going. And by riding I mean just doing some short 1hr easy rides. Something I'm not use to, but did enjoy it for the first 2 or 3. 

A couple of days ago I started to add a small amount of intensity in hopes to do Nationals. Still a slim shot. Also for the first time I was training in the heat and humidity for the year. It was miserable as I thought my heart was going to bust through my sore ribs, but at least I was riding.

Good to be riding and enjoying the sun. 

I've also been home for a while now which has been the absolute best. Spending all this free time with Katie and especially Madelyn had been great. There is nothing better then that.

Sitting out on the balcony with Madelyn and Lucy. 

Madelyn did have to take her doggy out to go potty, so she sat it in the grass and waited. One of the funniest things I've turned around to see.  

Two days ago I decided that was going to go ahead and sign up for nationals. I was able to do some easier intervals and stand out of the saddle, so I figured in another week I should just be that much better. As I opened the page I saw only two spots. So I gathered the things I needed, but by the time I registered I was on the wait list. Darn. Well maybe it's a sign. It would only be 3 weeks since the break. But yesterday I got the email and call that a spot had opened up. Another rider had a crash at Mt. Hood wasn't going to be able to make it. So I officially have a week to be ready. Just get me on the start line and I'll be fine. 

Took Madelyn to her first dance class. Wow! She loved it. But I wasn't surprised at all as she holds her own dance lessons daily. 

Also a lot of this has been going on, and I think I'm going to go join her now. 


Breeze On