I was wearing this super nerdy, yet patriotic cycling get up.
The manfriend and I were at the NW Tandem Rally for his work, but also enjoyed a little cycling on individual bikes.
We opted to do both of the supported rides for the attendees in the 40-50 mile range that weekend. On Sunday, July 4, about halfway into our ride, I got too close to the manfriend going uphill and clipped his back wheel. I crashed immediately and left a little skin on the pavement.
Luckily, I had a good view during those last 20 miles...
After bandaging up my knee and elbow, we completed the ride and got back to camp. Another good story - we borrowed my parents' tent for this trip only to realize we had both left the poles in the garage at home. $100 and a little frustration later, we had purchased our own tent.
Anywho, by the time we got back to our tent, it was hot but I had one thing in mind. I was training for the Portland Marathon and I needed to do my long run. A wee bit overboard, I know, but that's just how I roll.
I finished 10 miles in the heat and called it a day.
But that didn't keep me from turning into a pathetic mess when we got home. I just had to show this photo. I was sobbing and kept saying to the manfriend "Ahh, I hate this. It hurts. I don't want to be injured." Go figure that I fell and scraped up that same knee yesterday on my trail run!
Being physically incapable of being active is extremely hard for me. Heck, I can barely take a rest day when I need it. Have you had any moments that your body was out of commission for a bit due to a serious illness or injury?
Random note: I love being able to look back on life over the past few years. The blog provides so many great memories of things that have happened since 2007 when I started Sassy Molassy!