More huge challenges
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Last week was the most challenging weeks I've had in a long time. Monday, I fell off my bike trying to add miles onto my new challenge goal of riding 3000 miles by the end of August. I wasn't just content with 3000 miles by the end of 2010, which was my original goal. Anyway, I now have lots of road rash and was discharged from the hospital with a new metal rod in my left arm. I'm in a lot of pain but am mostly just bummed that I can't ride for a while. I had a 40 mile ride and picnic scheduled next Saturday with my cycling group, The Procrastinating Peddlers and a 50+ charity ride for the following week. That was in addition to the 20-30 mile daily rides that I had been doing. before the fall.
I am so grateful to my daughter, Jenni, who drove up from LA to help take care of me and to my husband, Gary, who has been very helpful and sportive since the accident. Also my love goes out to my son, David and his girlfriend, Sharmeen for their love and support as well as to all my friends and relatives that have been sending me good wishes and prayers.
This morning I found out that my mother passed away at the age of 87. She has been both physically and mentally ill for quite some time. I wish that we could have been closer but the sad truth was we just were not. I'm just glad that she will no longer be in any pain. I also hope that some day I can "properly" mourn her passing.
Monday, I start a new part time job. Luckily, it is something that I can do out of my home office and won't get in the way of my personal training business or my health goals. I will also figure out what kinds of physical activities I can do to make up for my loss of cycling. I've been staying on my healthy eating plan and hope not to regain any of the weight I lost before the accident.