Saturday, August 19, 2006

This is where...

Mary Christine went over the handlebars of her bike and flew into the ground, breaking a rib.... one year ago today. And I still have no clue what caused that to happen. The only plausible explanation is that I slammed on the brakes for no reason whatsoever. Because my bike just came to a screaching halt and I went flying. Mysterious....

I got back on my bike and rode it 2 miles uphill to get home. I thought about calling a neighbor to come and get me, but I didn't want to overreact. I did get a neighbor to drive me to the doctor later in the day, he diagnosed the broken rib, and sent me home with motrin and vicodin. Yuck. A month, and then two, and then three passed and I was virtually unable to exercise, which if you have read my blog for a while, you know is key for my mental and physical health. I gained weight and felt terrible and old.

But that was then and THIS IS NOW! This morning I ran 4 miles. 4 miles. Holy Moley! in 39:42. I am so happy about that. And on my new Nike + iPod thing, when I was done with my run, LANCE ARMSTRONG was on my iPod telling me "Congratulations, that was your longest run so far!" I LOVE Lance Armstrong. That was so cool!

It is a cool day, only in the 60s, it is rainy and wonderful outside. I took my sweaty self to the store after the gym, and got makings for chili. It is cooking now, and there is a Broncos game on later tonight. It is a good day. Someone asked me to go out for dinner tonight, a "date" type thing, and I put it off until Monday because I need some down-time so bad. This is a good down-time day!

Happy Saturday everyone. Sorry to be so long-winded.

"As you pause to worship, God will help you to raise your humanity to His divinity." -- Twenty-Four Hours a Day, Meditation for the Day, August 19.

11 comments:

dAAve said...

4 miles under 40 minutes.
No.
No.
No, I won't say it.

Shannon said...

you are soooo not long winded!
I love you!!!! did you know that??? Your attitude and how you put yourself first is truly inspiring to me
I was telling my husband this is the woman who runs and bikes miles sometimes before 6.30am!!!!! shoot did I tell you that for me by 6.30am, I have my coffee made and my shower done and am looking for something to wear????
I want to develope this habit

Alcoholic Brain said...

Wow! Good for you!! :o) I think I'll try that. I went to the beach last week and a group of greenpeace folks tried to put me back into the water...But I keep coming back...lol

johno said...

enjoy your meal monday, thanks for your kinds words on my blog way back :-)

Gwen said...

I LOVE You!!!!

That is really cool and I want to share it with hubby ~ he runs AND loves Lance too!

I have been good with my bike and am loving every minute of it.

(((((HUGS))))))

lash505 said...

I just ran 400 yards in 40 minutes. Its the breaks that got me.

Scott said...

MC you make me want to go get on ym bike and ride some mroe... I went on my longest ride yet last nite, about 15 miles... of course we dont have canyons and mtns in Ohio, just a few little gentle rolling hills... but on a mtn bike, without the nice smooth tires, I think its good exercise for sure though.... thanks for being such an inspiration, and I am glad your ribs are mended! I hear that can be very painful...

Greg said...

My nano is driving me CRAZY!!! I have a new computer and a week old iPod. I cant seem to get my songs from my iPod on to my "new library" can you give any advice? I really think I might start running agian. I havent ran for exersise in 14 years I need to start doing something...Broken ribs suck! I broke one. Then after it healed I wrecked my bike again and broke it agian. NOOOOOO lol have a good day

AAwoken said...

You are an AA jock studette. I get winded getting up from the computer to take dump. After said dump I'm exhausted and need a nap!

Wow! That was a weird, wild, inappropriate response. It felt good though.

Mary Christine said...

Aawoken - Thanks, you made me laugh. And Greg, I have no idea about how to get the music from your iPod onto your hard drive. But I want a new computer, so I better find out before I get one.

Greg said...

Nooooooo I lost $80 of music...Crap! yes find out before you get a new comp. Or burn cd's of your current library. hagd yfg