I went for a bike ride this morning with a friend from work. She is going to do the Triathlon with me in August, so we are training (but not real hard). So, 2 miles into a bike ride, I encountered an unexpected obstacle in the trail, and hit the brakes so hard, I went over the handlebars. Again. Thankfully my friend is an RN (and a darn good one too!) and was able to assess how hurt I was. She was concerned with the fact that I was seeing stars and my helmet was crooked. I was amazed that for all the road rash I have all over the left side of my body, I have no broken bones!
So goes another unofficial bone density test. If there were the slightest bit of osteoporosis, I would have broken my left radius, my left hip, and perhaps even my left femur! As it is, I am very very sore. I feel feeble and kind of shaky.
I am also emotional.
I am going to go to bed and read for a while and then take a nap.
And thank God that I am not hurt worse than this. And I think I am retiring this bike. This is the second time I have gone over the handlebars of this bike... the first time, I broke a rib or two and was out of commission for quite a while. I have never had an accident with my mountain bike. I think I need that stability.