In the pink....
What an amazing long weekend. The weather was fabulous although we could have used a little more rain in our area. Friday night I bought a new bike. I was trying out the gears in the store and the sales person said that you are only supposed to change gears when the bike is in motion. I got out of the store and got on my bike to go home and realized what she meant as the chain came off. There is a lot of grease on chains!
Saturday Jonathan and I went for a nice long bike ride and we made it to Merivale Road when I feel off my beautiful new bike. Took a curb at the wrong angle. Thankfully my bike suffered no damage but I on the other hand.... some scrapes, bruises and sore muscles. It seems that I can't go a year without falling and damaging something. Hopefully this covers me for the rest of 2015.
Sunday was another beautiful weather day so I had to go for a long 18K run. I would like to thank the City of Ottawa for keeping the Sportsplex open so that I could go in and have a sink bath to cool off and have a drink of water before continuing on my journey. The most painful part was soaking my foot in ice water at the end. It helped keep the swelling down though, so a good kind of pain I suppose.
Yesterday (after some chores and repotting plants) outside beckoned me again (sometimes there can be too many beautiful weather days in a row - lol) so out I went for a 25km bike ride. I was about 2/3 of the way through it when the rain came. Glad it wasn't the thunder storm they were predicting but by the time I got home I was drenched and covered in mud - there was even gravel in my hair. A rear fender is now on my to buy list.
The weekend ended on a relaxing and fun note with Steph and Arun coming for dinner (and bringing a delicious apple pie). Couldn't have asked for a nicer long weekend. I hope everyone had a great weekend as well. And as an added bonus, its only 4 days until the next weekend.
I'm attending a cocktail party at work this evening...fun way to start the week.