It rained a lot on Friday evening so I chose not to go to the bike shop to get Nellie a new tube. We've needed rain but honestly, I've gotten used to not having rain that I kinda like it. It reminds me of when I lived in California. *sigh*
Anyway, Saturday morning I got up and loaded Nellie into my mom's van and went to the local bike shop. I usually go to REI, but this shop was closer, and closer meant I could get home faster to clean house and do all my lovely chores. It took them 5 minutes to change the tire but they really didn't have time to show me how it's done so I just paid the man and Nellie and I rolled out the door.
I got home and cleaned and washed and wore myself out. I was too tired to ride and figured I'd already had quite the workout so not riding wouldn't be too bad diet-wise. Watched a movie, "The Soloist" (good movie, btw) and that was that.
So today (Sunday) at 6:30pm I decided to go for a ride. It was still very hot, but I was anxious to get some miles in today. I rode down the driveway and into the street and two houses down, POW! WHOOOOOSSSSSSSHHHHHHH! PFEEWWWWWW. $&%@ #$&@ and %&*$. WTH, I can't freakin' believe it. The same tire blew. Did they even check the tire for glass or a sliver of something sharp that JUST MIGHT bust the new tube??!! I'm really ticked off and the shop is closed so I can't even call them up and tell them how ticked I really am. *breathe*calm down*it's just a flat and that can be fixed, blah, blah, blah. I know that but it means I have to do this all over again and that also means no ride today. Arrrrrgh.
Tomorrow, some girls at work and I have decided to go in at 6am to the weight room at the school and start lifting some weights. One of the girls is a coach and tennis player and has agreed to mentor us and be sort of a personal trainer. I'm excited about it, but not about the 6am workout time. As I've said in the past, mornings and I try to avoid each other. Oh, well, I'll just have to get over it. I need to work with weights and that is something I'm just not motivated to do at home.
Take care and don't forget to drink your water.