1. As I said in my post on Wednesday, I got back on my bike. It was hard. My physical injuries were relatively minor, but the mental damage was pretty significant. As I said back in my first post about my thoughts on biking, I came into this with a great fear of falling. Once I started riding more I started feeling much more comfortable and in the last few weeks I finally was confident enough to make the switch to clipless pedals. I had two newbie shoe/pedal related falls and those did not trigger my anxiety. I think I knew that they were inevitable, and since both happened when I was essentially stopped they weren't too painful. Saturday's crash was completely different. It was at a decent speed and doing something that already made me nervous (picking up speed on a downhill). So, as a result, all of my original scared feelings came back to the surface. I felt much better after Wednesday morning's ride, but was extra nervous for my commute home and again when I went out this morning. I know it's just something that I have to accept and that over time I'll feel less and less nervous (until I fall again, haha).
2. I'm participating in a CSA for the first time, through my office (so convenient!), and this week was my first delivery. I'm not much of a foodie (and my skills in the kitchen are extremely limited), but will probably try to do a weekly post about what I received and what I managed to make. I signed up because I wanted to motivate myself to try cooking new things and push myself out of my cooking comfort zone. I'm hoping that by sharing it here, I'll be even more motivated to try new things since no one is going to want to hear about how I made a ton of salads.
3. Look what came in the mail yesterday!
I feel like I should put a little piece of tape on it to correct 10k to 5k. Or I could just let people be really impressed when I tell them my time for the "10k."
4. I don't talk about it much on this blog, but I am a sports junkie. I'll watch pretty much any major sport (excluding NASCAR) on TV or in person, as well as all of the minor ones that fall in what I would call the "Olympic" category. Having grown up in the area, I'm a big fan of all the DC teams. I've been happily following the Nationals' recent success, so I was shocked yesterday afternoon when news popped up on Twitter that manager Jim Riggleman had resigned. Only in DC would a manager leave (over a contract dispute) when the team had just won 11 of 12 games. Clearly the universe doesn't like any departure from mediocrity!
5. And to end on a happy note, here are some cute cat pictures!