Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Even Steven's week.

Yesterday was the day for my second set of jabs. Today was my second attempt at tackling the hill and I am pleased to announce I did it twice. It's seeming that nothing is impossible with my new found love Aliyah. There is just such a connection between us that I find hard to explain. Maybe it's the fact that I waited so long to get her that has made every ride to date just supremely magical.

I no longer look at the hill as an unattainable goal, but rather I now see it as something I can conquer many times over. And the more I attempt it, I only imagine that I will get better at it.

Reviewing today's ride, the only thing that really sticks out in my mind is the fact that a truck tooted it's horn as it was approaching me. Was that to signal it's impending approach so I could hold on dearly when the gush of wind went past or was it to scare the living daylights out of me. Not sure, but I kind of got the wobbles when he did it as I was so not expecting it. Maybe that's why he did it, just to get a good old chuckle at the newbie (or as Macca likes to call it "Hubbard").

I also tried getting down into the drop bars - slightly awkward at first but I think I managed to look relatively comfortable in such a position. I couldn't hold it for long though as my back is still slightly tender. The injections haven't quite worked their charm this time around which is a bit annoying really. Anyhooo, complaining isn't going to make it any better.

So tomorrow is swim day and Friday is spin class with physio mixed in between it all. Got a phone call from Lisa today checking up on the outcome of my injections. She is so sweet, who else does that. Who else remember's that - I mean it's not like I am her only patient. I feel really blessed that she cares that much about me.

Anyway, looking forward to tomorrow. Looking forward to a good old fashioned swim.


  1. Happens all the time around here. Idiot drivers think they should TOOT the horn just to let you know they are coming. NEWSFLASH! I can already hear your engine and tires roaring up the road.

    Of course, he could have been admiring Aliyah!

  2. There is friendly honking and malicious honking. Unfortunately it is very easy to tell the difference.

    You really know it when someone is trying to be a jerk!

  3. How great you two are bonding still. In Australia, honking truckers would make me think of Mad Max.

  4. You are so addicted to this sport! Love it! Great to hear that the bike is awesome. The honking trucker, what come around goes around, those guys make me angry! AAAHHHH! Keep going, you are doig awesome!

  5. I agree with Kovas, paint some football shoulder pads black and go for a ride. That would be awesome.

    And pretty soon, you'll start to go looking for hills.

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