It’s a Bright, Sunshiney Day

Isn’t that beautiful?  I am so excited!  I rode my bike to work this morning, and even with the new clip-in pedals, it was almost without incident.

I made it past the two kinda scary places that involve big trucks.  I stopped at all the lights.  I was not run over.  I got my bike on MAX without killing myself or anyone else.  I got my bike off MAX – also safely.  I cruised the 1/10th of a mile from the MAX station to my office.  I stopped my bike.  I could not get my feet out of the pedals.  I ran into a fence.  I didn’t, however, fall down (because of the fence).  My feet FINALLY came out, and I cut my calf on the pedals.  Of course, I don’t do this in front of 10 strangers at Pioneer Square.  Oh, no.  I do it in front of people I work with.  People I see on a regular basis.  (Well, actually only one person, and to his credit, he didn’t even laugh at me.)

Dammit.

But – tonight, I am riding to downtown to meet the architect.  I am planning on sitting outside & having a martini.  And then we will ride our bikes home.

And tomorrow, I am running 10  miles w/ my friend the Cheetah (fast like the animal, not someone who is dishonest).  And then, I am going to prep my garden space.

Sunday brings a 40-mile bike ride, and then some garden planting.

Monday will bring an exciting new announcement.  And probably a short run.

But seriously – did you SEE this?

I’m so glad we’re having a little spring.

5 responses to “It’s a Bright, Sunshiney Day

  1. martini + bicycle = trouble for Leslie

  2. I am a strong believer in that drinking to a certain extent will help the gracefulness…however, there is a line that can be crossed and then is definitely equals trouble. Good for you for biking to work and doing all things wonderful to enjoy the sunshine in the next few days. Makes me want to have a bike and do the same with the chef!

  3. Good luck with the run tomorrow! Yes, this weather is so wonderful! I am actually already sunburned!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. I am sooooo jealous of your beautiful weather. It was winter-y here all weekend. Major suckfest!