Wednesday, October 04, 2006
After an early morning Spinning class, I got the kids ready for school, dropped them off and then headed for Tiff's. I had to drop Marcellus off so Tiff could take him to preschool while I went in for my post-op appointment with the plastic surgeon. After feeling me up, he said that they're coming along nicely and that's when I asked him the question...can I ride my bike??? Please? Pretty please? Please say yes because I'm going fucking mental sitting here on my ass and I can't take one more day of this...pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Thankfully he said that he didn't see and problem with it and let me tell you, I couldn't have raced out of that office and home more quickly. Okay...I lied. I could have been home more quickly if I didn't see a stray dog in the road. I wrestled with the dilemma in my head...save the dog, ride my bike, save the dog, ride my bike, save the...ugh...the animal lover in me wouldn't let me pass on by, so I attempted for several minutes to coax the rottweiller into my truck, but he was scared, skittish and wanted nothing to do with me. :( I didn't have my cell phone with me so the best I could do after my failed attempt to save him was drive the short block home and call animal control. I'm hoping that they found him.
After calling animal control, I called Tiff and left her a message to tell her that I wanted to join in on the ride she had planned with Paul. I gathered my gear, slipped the sugar shorts on (they missed me too) and ran out the door. I pulled up at Tiff's honked the horn and out she runs...wearing the same thing that I was! Typical for us, we do this more often than not and today it was just what I needed. A matchy matchy riding partner! I don't know who was more excited, me or her, but we had Paul snap a couple of pictures and off we went.
The ride was short but sweet since we had to get back to pick up the littles and I can tell that I have some work to do to get back to where I was before. Little bumps in the road felt like mountains and I'm afraid I've lost my climbing legs...for now. I'm sure they'll be back soon.
16.8 mph average