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My deep dark secret

I have to come clean. I have a secret. It’s embarrassing, and sad. And I’m going to tell you it right now!

I don’t

know how to

change a flat bike tire.

RIGHT!!!!!! I can’t believe I just threw that out into the universe but it’s true. And embarrassing. I’m the worst triathlete EVER!! See the thing is, all my friends that I ride regularily with all know how and keep telling me they’ll show me when one of us gets a flat. But we never get them. They get them if I’m not there, and I’ve never gotten one. I live in fear that one day, during a race, I will get a flat and be stuck crying in the mud on the side of the road because I can’t fix my own bike tire. So, as a general rule, when things perplex me, I head out into the world wide web searching for answers. I found a video that de-mystifies the changing of bike tires and hopefully will stop me from turtling and crying when faced with such an obstacle in real life.

I just wanna ride bikes!!

The weather has really been glorious the past few days, which of course makes outside training just the best thing ever!! A few days ago I went on a lovely road ride out to Sidney and back with an old friend. Pretty good time, about 5 mins a mile, a good place to start!! Ideally we will see that time drop in the upcoming weeks! We are going to try to plan a ride up to Comox and back, which is a pretty long trip so we would probably ride up, spend the night, and then ride back. I need to be doing more nice long rides if I hope to do well at the half-iron distance this summer!!

My visit to the physiotherapist went well. He does lots of IMS (intramuscular stimulation), which is probably my favorite and least favorite thing all at the same time. HE gave me some new excercises to do that will help me to not fall apart. The moral of this blog post is: DO WHAT YOUR PHYSIO SAYS……I’m so happy I have someone to put me back together when I start feeling broken.

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