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!