Recently I’ve heard about several incidents where bicyclists have been hit by cars. A friend in Savannah was hit on her rear wheel sending her flying off the bike causing road rash and broken rib(s) down her left side. Thankfully she’s ok but there was another incident several days later which resulted with the individual dying. All this on the same highway. Another local story here in the Dallas area caught my attention as well. A female triathlete was out riding around 8pm and was struck from behind by a car. She’s now in the hospital in critical condition fighting for her life. The worse part, it was a hit & run, they are in search of her attacker. Thankfully for her, she was wearing a Road ID anklet which holds contact information for this exact situation. If you haven’t heard of Road ID and you’re active outside (running, cycling, roller blading, etc.) please check them out. This one small item could be what saves your life. I urge you to purchase one. In fact, I just purchased one over the weekend and should receive it early next week.
Here is the article about the young lady hit in Plano – Plano Ironman triathlete hospitalized in hit-and-run
It’s been several days since my last workout Yes, I know it’s horrible! I took some time off over the weekend to try to relax, I did very little. Many hate doing such things, I find it refreshing and calming to not run around performing errands, shopping or whatever. Saturday night I did attend the Rascal Flatts concert with my mom. That was a great time, they put on an awesome show. I saw them 3 years ago and this one was by far better. Opening acts consisted of Chris Young, Kelli Pickler, and John Rich. Not bad though I did prefer the other show which had Eric Church and Gary Allan! An interesting tidbit from this concert (ok, not really interesting guess I should have said entertaining), John Rich had this little dwarf/midget dude on stage with him and I’m talking about 2′ tall! Anyway, watching the little guy shake his booty while John Rich was singing “Do the little nasty man dance”! Yes, I was dying! If only my old iPhone took video cause that was one for the books!
On Sunday, I did pick up a swim cap and a new set of goggles. I have this stuff but after the move, I really have no idea where it is. We also picked up a new brake cable for my front brakes on my bike. Once we can get that up to riding condition, I’ll be able to hit the road or the trainer from home which will be nice.
Now, the best news of all – I’m now an aunt! My beautiful niece was born yesterday morning. Mom, baby, and dad (my bro) are doing well. Another day or two and everyone should be heading home. Can’t wait to venture down there to meet her!
Goal for this week, will be to work out for the next several days alternating bike and treadmill with hopefully at least one or two swim days mixed in. If I’m doing the Labor Day tri, I seriously need to get my butt moving!! With that said, it’s time for bed. Work out tomorrow unless I get my tan on
Update coming soon on the new kicks! K-Swiss Tubes Run 100……………fun stuff!
While heading to the gym, I didn’t feel all that in to it. I knew I wanted to work out but wasn’t sure how the workout would feel. After changing and grabbing my triathlon book I’m reading, I jumped on the bike. I set the time for only 30 minutes, figured if I had more in me I’d try another cardio machine. The first 5 minutes sucked. During the session, reading definitely made the 30 minutes fly with minimal issues. Afterwards, I realized I averaged 11.66 mph which was better than last week so I guess it wasn’t such a bad work out after all Next, I did perform the row machine for 10 minutes. Surprisingly my back didn’t really like the machine so I didn’t push it. Finished up with some stretching but all in all it wasn’t as bad as I initially thought it would be.
On a funny side note, I was walking to the stretching area when this man walked in front of me heading the same direction. He was wearing a singlet! Yes, a red with black flame suit similar to one you’d see on a wrestler. It was actually rather disgusting seeing this and him strutting around in it. I guess that’s equivalent to a women strutting around in tight shorts and sports bra. Either way, it’s gross!