Wednesday, October 04, 2006

It's good to be...



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 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.

18.5 miles
16.8 mph average