I Never Know What to Expect

For some reason this week was a bit of a challenge. First, I shot my eye with full strength Peppermint Dr. Bronner’s soap. Let me tell you don’t do that ever. It’s very painful. Okay, it’s not the first time that I have done this, but this was the most painful. Yesterday, I decided to do a bit of bike care by re-wrapping my handlebar tape and wiping down my bike. I loaded bike into the train for a nice easy spin only to find myself falling over onto the bed about half way through. Apparently, the skewer wasn’t secure in the trainer. Go figure. I’ve never had that happen before. To me it was in slow motion, but apparently it make enough noise and burnt rubber smell to have J. running in to check on me before I had fully comprehended what had happened. I was okay, the bike was okay, but the floor was not so lucky. There was deep black skid mark along my floor. With a little patience, and some Bon Ami I was successful in removing most of the evidence of my folly. Note to self: Double check that everything is secure.

In brighter news, I received a letter stating that I had been awarded the KES Distinguished Student of the Year award. That made super happy, and it comes with a small prize that I can put towards my winter classes. I also officially completed my 2022 Honu Ironman registration. I have been deferred since 2020 due to the pandemic. Luckily, I am now fully vaccinated, and feel that it would be okay to start heading out on adventures again. I admit I’ve enjoyed staying close to home, but I do miss swimming and the local races. I almost talked J. into getting a swimming pool last week..

I do have one running race to look forward to in September, but for some reason I haven’t signed up for any of the other races that have been announced. I suppose one at a time. =)