So, I am out of the Livestrong Ride this Saturday due to a busted up thump and hand. I feel on my left thumb/hand when I said hello to that blackberry bush during the Ski to Sea race on 5/30. It swelled all up and hurt bad for quite a while. Just as it was starting to get better, I tripped and fell on it again this Saturday (wine might have been involved). Now it is back to being swollen with a bit of blue for color. Went to the doctor, and the good news is I didn’t break anything in there. The bad news is – it is a tendon injury and I need to keep weight off of it for three weeks. I am not even supposed to open a jar. Great. It finally got sunny and I have to go back to a stationary bike for a few weeks.
I might try my sit upright commuter bike with the really good disc brakes (so I only need to use one) to commute to work. But sustained rides are out for a bit. It is a bummer. At least I helped raise a wee bit of money to fight cancer, which was the whole point anyways.
So, I will set my sights on the Tour de Whatcom. I did the 25 miles distance last year with my 8 year old son. He did the whole thing on a mountain bike! He wants to do it again this year. We bought him a 24″ wheel road bike last summer (old steel peugeot ) and he is looking forward to riding that this year. He wants to do the 50 – but not sure he’d finish it. Maybe next year!
I am also going to think about the Chuckanut Century, maybe try to do at least the 50. We shall see.
In the meantime, once the thumb heals up, I am going to start training here (but ummm, much much sloowwweerrr…)!