So, I took the day off from running this morning and I went for a bike ride instead. If you’ve read my blog you probably know that I am not the best biker in the world and you probably also know that my bike is a piece of crap. Both of these things are still true, but I can’t run 7 days a week, so the bike it is.
This morning I rode 11.5 miles in just under an hour and 10 minutes. That’s not really fast but I don’t know how to change my Garmin to bike mode so I’m pretty sure that Garmin connect thinks I loaned out my 620 to Shalane Flanagan or Kara Goucher. Never in my life have I run 6 minute miles, and this might be a stretch, but I’m pretty sure I never will – but Garmin thinks I can and I’m pretty stoked about it.
My bike still has issues with the chain which is probably why, at mile 4 while changing gears, my foot slid off the pedal and this happened:
It happens to be located right behind my ringworm so that leg looks like a mangled mess right now, nice.
My computer is still acting up and I haven’t found another one yet. This morning I got the blue screen of death. I was able to bring it back to life by turning it off, removing the battery, blowing on it, replacing it, and turning it back on. I’m not sure blowing on it did anything but I was afraid to lick it. It’s working so I guess I did something right. (Tell me you lick your batteries…you do right?)
I also did a little weight routine last night. Since the kid has moved into the man cave, I don’t have a home gym anymore, which is okay, except for those times when I want a home gym. I improvised and worked out with a kettlebell out on the lanai and it wasn’t too bad. We’ve got a pretty sweet set up out there including 2 TV’s because you know, sports and stuff. I don’t know what it is about TV but it makes me work out way longer than I normally would probably because I forget I’m actually working out.
Once again I’m going to attempt to find a new computer today and maybe a new bike too. I found another pony bike on the internet and I think they’re pretty sweet and I’m convinced I need one.
If I had that bike maybe I could end my streak of hurting myself every single time I get on one….
On a completely random note, I just spell checked and imagine my delight when it suggested changing lania to labia. Oh spell check, you slay me!
Have you ever crashed your bike or had a major bike fail?
What’s the best thing spell check has ever changed for you?