…before you roll up here to read my blog!
Are you cool enough? Because I am seriously to school for cool.
What do you mean, what do I mean? Do I need to explain how cool I am? Ok, I will. Let a jury of my peers decide. I will start at the beginning.
(Nelly makes my car look so good)
I had a 25 mile bike ride on my plan. Thank goodness I am not alone in my 70.3 training (Breaking Pace and JK are joining me in this endeavor). We met up to ride together around a 16.2 mile loop around the Army firing ranges. It is a great place to ride with minimal traffic. I could ride on the yellow line most of the way. That’s how I roll (well that and Commando, but I digress) .
The range even has Porta Potties (or Honey Buckets for my PNW buddies). THANK GOODNESS because as I was considering finding a nice tree to hide behind but then I saw this:
Uh, yeah. I would rather not find an Unexploded Dud while doing my thing behind a tree. That would not make for a good long weekend.
Anywho, we were riding along and having a great time, feeling the burn and just enjoying being out and on the bikes. We planned to do a short run after we hit 25 miles on the bike. I had pulled ahead a little bit on a huge downhill and decided to ride hard to the car, do a quick shoe change, you know…pretend like I was in a real tri. Then I was going to run back towards Christina and JK.
I racked my bike and quickly tore off my biking shoes. I was cold, my feet were super numb (is this a biking shoes thing? Or a cold weather + biking shoes thing?) They were COMPLETELY numb. How numb you ask? Well, here is where the jury will decide just how cool I am…I got my left shoe on, it felt funny. My toes were cramped. But I couldn’t tell if they were just numb and cold and tired of being in the other shoes. I put on my other shoe…it felt weird too but not as bad. I wiggled my toes and tried to get he blood to flowing. I tried to jog down the road toward my friends. My legs were heavy, by feet were heavy. I checked to make sure I had indeed put on shoes and NOT cinder blocks. Nope, I had on shoes. I turned back and jogged with JK and Christina to the cars so they could put their running shoes on. The whole time I was telling them how my feet hurt, “They are so numb.” “They hurt so bad.” “They are FROZEN.” Wah wah wah…..
We ended up jogging about a mile and calling it quits. No biggie.
I was driving home and my right foot was coming alive. It was actually normal. Me left, not so much. Once I hit a stop light I reached down and untied my shoe and pulled it off. AHHH! I immediately felt relief. I checked my sock because I thought it was bunched or something. Nope. What the heck? Then, something caught my eye. What the heck is THAT?
Oh yeah, it’s my iPod. Just chillin’ there in the toe of my shoe. I had no clue it was there. My foot was so numb I didn’t know. I was in such a hurry to get my running shoes on, pretending I was awesome sauce in a tri, I didn’t even notice it in there. So there you have it, I am a huge dork. Not really cool….unless of course the jury…..
Have you ever done anything like this? Please say yes. Please say yes…..
And now, for the random video of the day. I saw this just a minute ago while watching the Seahawks playing football. And The Hubs wonders why I am TERRIFIED of spiders. DUH. Seriously….
Are you scared of spiders? LB asked me, “Is there any girl who is not afraid of spiders?” “I don’t know, son. I just don’t know.”