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.