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what's a little spill


Thursday, April 18, 2013

I am one of women that is really hard on myself....lots of negative self talk about my body and mistakes in life, so today Im going to compliment myself on how I handled the fourth two wheel spill on the arboretum bike trail yesterday.

The dog and I were on the last uphill mile. He runs on the grass next to the trail and I stay on the trail. Usually. He is harnessed to an arm off the seat post. My job is to keep the bike where I can see him. His job is to exercise and get his crazies worked out.

Oh well. As I was lying on the bike trail, I took a minute to just breathe and not worry about anything. My arm and foot hurt, but I didn't feel and stress or anger, AND I didn't think (Im a total idiot) which I hear myself thinking way too often. I just let everything go, lying on the ground under a bicycle on a beautiful spring morning. I did think, these things happen when I am sleepy. Coffee!

I got a pretty rotten bump on my ulna, put a hole in my Brooks from the pedal, but I let it flow. In a minute I was able to sit up, get up and walk it off. The dog was fine... just like after superman I and II falls, and the tipover on black ice.

If I can handle the big stuff well, I can handle the little stuff too. Today My whole left shoulder and side are reminding me it was a big deal. And I did great!
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FLORNH 4/19/2013 3:51AM

    Nice!! I often have to choose to be purposely kind to myself as well.

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68ANNE 4/18/2013 5:47PM

    Wow, you are awesome!

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APPLESBANANAS 4/18/2013 5:14PM

    Way to go getting back up and moving on. I had 2 falls in one week last spring, very discouraging! It stinks to fall, but the bruises will fade and cuts will heal. I think anyone who runs or bikes has some probability of falling at some point. It's not your fault, but it's hard not to feel silly. Great job handling it with grace.

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