17 May 2008

Beautiful, gorgeous day

It's absolutely fantastic outside today in central Arkansas and I'm stuck not being able to do the fun things like riding my bicycle, running, or riding my softy. James, by the way, got to ride his bicycle this morning and is out right now riding my motorcycle--he runs occasionally but doesn't love it. I can't be mad though, I suggested that he take my bike out since I'm not able to ride right now even as a passenger.

My shoulder feels ok right now but I'm back to sleeping in the chair which means I'm not actually getting much sleep. Slept in the bed Wed. night but started to roll over onto my left side and the right collarbone crunched so back to the ibuprofen for a couple of days.

Dewayne and Becky have offered me the use of a trike to ride while I'm not able to ride a regular bicycle so I'm going to try that out next week. They say it doesn't take much to steer one and the controls are down by your side so no reaching up or out. Hoping between that, the trainer, and walking I won't be too out of shape. Right now I'm all puffy where my body is trying to heal itself, evidently that is one of the side effects of having a broken bone.

We rec'd our economic stimulus payment yesterday, YAY!! Even got the full $1200 so we brought James' bicycle home and bought some accessories. I now have a new Cateye Strada computer on my bike that runs off the rear wheel and measures cadence in addition to the speed readouts.

Congratulations Susan on your return to running!!!! You're my mental kick in the pants whenever I get too whiny about not being able to run. I'm in awe of people who have the mental toughness to complete a marathon. You ROCK!!

1 comment:

Annette said...

I can just imagine how rough it is to have to sit on the sidlines and not be able to do the things you love!!! I hope our injury heals quickly and maybe I'll see you out on the road's soon!