Friday, September 24, 2010

Kids, don't try this at home.

Seeing as I had my son home sick yesterday I decided to keep my run close to home. Just 3km is what was on the books and even though my body protested I still managed to run it all bar 30 secs, which I dedicated to trying to walk out a stitch. And when walking didn't help I continued running but at a much slower pace until it finally decided to relent. There is nothing worse than a stitch, feels like your about to split in two.

When I got back I asked Kurt is he could time me in my transitions. It was right about that time you all would have wished you were a fly on the wall. I had said to Kurt "time me from the moment I get to the gear and stop timing when I click onto the bike". Cool, didn't seem hard the last time I practiced it, but this time I had new shoes and a new bike. Aliyah and I are still getting to know eachother, even though all of our rides to date have been absolutely awesome. But she was just about to teach me a lesson I would not forget.

All went well up till the moment I went to clip in, and without thinking as I pushed my right foot down to clip in I took off like a lightening bolt straight into the wall in front of me. I had forgotten one crucial key step in mounting a bike indoors or anywhere for that matter, keep your hand on the brakes. The momentum with which I took off with gave me absolutely no time to fumble for the gears and before I knew it the wall and I were getting better acquainted. But then it seemed the floor didn't want to miss out on the party so I soon greeted it with a tentative thump.

Of course I couldn't floor to the side that was unclipped - Noooooo, that would be asking too much. Never mind lesson was learnt. Practice drills on bike outside.

Kurt came running over asking me if I was alright as I was not answering him. If I had of stopped laughing maybe I could of. I still am laughing everytime I think about it. The only injury out of this mishap was that my right back break is now making contact with the rim. Nevermind, will get that looked at soon enough. It's not making total contact, just slightly.

Tomorrow is my first Triathlon of the season. Wish me luck everyone. Only doing the Enticer again - trying to wean my legs back into it.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage