Friday, May 23, 2008

Bike Accident

Weight: 313.4
Total Weight loss: 36.6 pounds

Plus: I rode my bike today, just about 2.5 miles. I did much better this time than on my last ride, yay! Also, my knee didn't hurt at all while riding, which is great. And wow, could I ever feel those quads getting a workout. They felt tough, man.

Minus: I had a little accident. Toward the end of my ride, I was turning right onto my street, and a van was turning onto the street I was coming off of, coming from the direction I was headed. He didn't have his blinker on, so I figured that he was going straight, and when he ended up turning as I was turning, (it almost seemed like he was thisclose to hitting me), it startled me and I fell off my bike! The kicker was that the jerk didn't even stop to see if I was OK; he slowed down a little and I could hear him say, "Holy shit! Are you OK?" but then just keep going without waiting to get an answer or help me up or whatever. GOD.

I was fine, but still. WTF? F&%$er.

The ride took me just over 20 minutes, and I felt like I got some good cardio stuff done. I do enjoy bike riding, but it is in no way near half as great as running is to me. There's just something about propelling yourself, getting somewhere only by the sheer force of your own flesh and bones that is so exciting, I think. Ah well, soon enough I'll be back to it, stronger and fitter than ever. My knee does feel much better today, so far.

I feel really snacky today. I probably won't have much of a dinner, if any due to rushing off after work to attend a wake in my hometown (which is over an hour away from where we live now), so I guess it'll work out. I'm not too worried about it, what with all the gardening activities I have planned this weekend!

I have a lot of running around to do this evening and tomorrow, so I likely won't be checking in until Sunday or Monday. I hope you have a great weekend! (Us Statesiders get a nice three-day weekend, awesome!)


Michelle said...

I call that the "right turn of death". Good thing you were turning too because more often the cyclist is going straight and gets side-swiped. This almost happened to me and scared the crap out of me. Be careful out there! I'm so happy for all the movement you're getting, that's awesome!

Lisa aka water_nymph said...

oh man! glad you are ok!!

be careful out there!! lol!

Cammy said...

Yikes! Sounds like your area is as safe for riding as is Memphis! Be careful out there--no getting squished!