1. Transmission on my car went out 2 weeks ago! Fun times, got it towed, re-built, then back to the shop for the key stuck in the ignition. It's just a car! Been 13 days without it but it comes home today. Pain in the wallet! :)
2. First Solo Flat Tire: Only 6 miles from home on my 52 mile solo bike ride, I got my first flat tire when I was alone! I know how to change them but always have a little help. SO, I was fine, actually kind of glad for a chance to prove to myself I could do it alone. I could do it, not very fast, but changed the WHOLE thing. Don't get your hopes up, it was a failure! I changed it and got all the "hard" parts accomplished, only to break the valve off my newly changed tube when I tried to air up the tire with my CO2 cartridge. Literally the moment I had the mishap a young couple on road bikes pulled up and helped me out. They gave me a new tube and the guy changed the tire for me! I love happy endings, don't you? Free flat tire clinic, here I come!
3. Broken shifter cable on my bike: Yep, this weekend it was my shifter cable that frayed and completely broke making it impossible to shift out of my little ring and into my big ring. I was 3 hours into a 5.5 hour ride with my husband! This makes it impossible to shift into higher gears and ride at a faster pace. Great. He says we'll have to shorten the route or it will take forever. This "type A" addicted to my training girl cannot handle that! Ha ha!!! So, he got out his tools, took off my front derailer and put the chain on the big ring and I rode the next 2.5 hours in my big ring. Yahoo! This is only not fun when you are climbing a hill and don't have your low gears to make it easier to reach the top. There weren't too many hills though so I survived! Bike went straight to the shop when we got home for a repair and tune-up and it will be ready on Tuesday! Yay!
Happy Weekend: It was a great weekend! Got some great hang-out and training time with my husband after having barely seen each other or talked for the past week while he worked over 80 hours and was completely exhausted all week! Logged a 5.5 hour bike ride and 40 min. run in gorgeous weather, a long run the next day, and even grilled out on the deck! I'm all about quality time! :)