I know I said I was going to write about happy things and other people but I swear I can’t make this stuff up! I have a bunch to say but I’ll keep today a little light, I think it's what I do best. A bunch of things have happened over the last couple weeks and I swear I am that cartoon character Cathy, although my friend Alexis keeps calling me Murphy..
My shoulder started to really bother me around the halfway point so I told my two riding partners to just go on without me. I was REALLY slow, they were hesitant but I insisted. The bike path crosses traffic in a few places, and in those places there are STOP SIGNS! The key word here STOP.
I approached one of the crossings, I saw a car so rather than "yield" I went to stop and pull my foot out of my cleat. I don't know what happened, DIRT? STUPIDITY? but I just FELL OVER! It was like a slow motion cartoon. WWEEERRROOOOOPOOFFTTT Complete with the bike flipping up in the air and my feet still attached. The car stopped and was very concerned. I could barely speak because I was laughing so hard. Then I couldn't get EITHER of my feet out so I had to remove my shoes to get untangled from the bike! There's nothing like falling over BY YOURSELF to make you feel so stupid, but MAN it was funny!
Then I realized "CRAP" I just fell on my dislocated shoulder! I had no idea what would happen, I could move it, nothing appeared to be broken. I had a little scratch on my thigh from landing on a stick, and I took a chunk out of my handle bar tape but that appeared to be it. I thought I'd move on!
I started moving again and then see my two friends STANDING there, I thought "CRAP" did they WAIT FOR ME??? - nope flat tire, AND missing tools too! (so all of you reading this? check your tool bag make sure you have everything you once thought you did).
We rode for another couple of miles and ANOTHER FLAT! Seriously? I couldn't stop laughing.. REALLY?? So at this point my friend just stopped and had us come get him with the car. When I eventually did get to him, his SHOE was stuck to the pedal! Really, REALLY wasn't our day!
So, after the 30 mile ride, I get in the car and my leg was starting to hurt a little more. I realized that maybe I hurt it? Every day this bruise has turned a different color. It's along my IT band on my leg and is the craziest bruise I've ever had!
Now the most bizarre thing... I must have fallen in the most perfect spot, because my shoulder feels SO MUCH BETTER, I think I shoved it back in place by landing on it! So who needs the chiropractor anymore, I guess I'll just go fall down next time!