Better Than Nothing
Today I took advantage of the fact that I hate my job and still have 5 or more vacation days left to burn. So I enjoyed a leisurely day at home fixing some house stuff, getting ANOTHER blood test, and rolling 2 hours on the rail trail.
The sun was out, temps were crisp (in that "I bet these things could cut glass" sort of way) and the leaves were giving off their last glimmers of orange and gold. I give 'em about another two weeks and the woods will be giving off nothing but various shades of brown and wet leaf smells.
I never thought there would be a day when I would actually be looking forward to time on the rail trail, but in my current "situation" I take what I can get. Speaking of my "situation" (sine YOU brought it up!) My sister in law works for a cardiologist who know more than a few things about veins/blood and is gonna see me next week to give me some more info on how to deal with the DVT and how long I can expect to have stay on blood thinners. He has already told me that for the most part I should be well out of the danger zone for having a P.E.. So at least I can burn some calories rolling the rail trails and probably the road without fear of sudden death.
Mountain biking while on blood thinners is still sort of a no go. One good hard fall and there could be the possibility of internal bleeding, death, etc., etc., So I have to hold off on that a bit. Snow/sleet will be here soon enough I guess. Big mega props to my S.I.L. for getting me the expert hook up. Muchos gracias.
The worst part of the day's ride was at about the 1:30 mark when the Nano ran out of juice. DOH!! Nothing but flat trail and lime stone to occupy my mind. The 2nd worst part was seeing a sticker on stop sign down near Boston that was promoting some White supremacist group. F*cking sad. Yep, the good ol U.S. of A.. So much for all men are created equal and all that. I took a pic and was gonna show it, but in the end, I felt too ashamed to show it. I'm not saying you need to like everyone, but everyone deserves a chance. Oh well, enough of that shit.
Glad to be out, glad to blow the stink off of me and glad to have my ass in the saddle. I also had some cool news (at least I think so) about my 2009 season today. I'll go into it more soon, but the right folks need to know first.
Time to get some rest.