|Six inches from all of God's Glory.|
I started out this morning excited to be rocking the winter knickers Emily bought me for Christmas. I wish I could say it was the most ridiculous training attire I have, but it's not even close.
|Emily said I couldn't possibly look more ridiculous |
in my Euro-roadie power ranger suit. I accepted the challenge.
Really though, what if this was the last picture she made of me!
Today's workout was an "important" one, a 30 minute power test. It's 30 minutes of absolute suck. Just after I finished up the interval, I sat up for my 5 minute recovery and something interesting happened. From my perspective, I was passed by broken pieces of plastic and glass just before hearing the screech of tires and being incredibly aware of what I can only imagine as a feeling of being shot in my left hamstring.
I went through a range of emotions as the driver pulled over to check on me. Interestingly, I was okay. Granted I was not real tickled about what just happened. I pedaled up to the driver side window and said "you've got to be kidding me, dude. The guy asked if I needed an ambulance or the police. He just kept asking what he needed to do next. I told him to go to work and try not to kill anyone this morning.
Pedaling home, I couldn't help but think a few things:
- I have never publicly confessed that I am a Christian and that I love the Lord. Well world, I am a Christian, and I love the Lord.
- I do not want the last thing I do in this world to be a 30 TT power test on a bicycle.
- If today was my day, and I was a hood ornament for Mr. Now-One-Mirrored-Mazda, I have really been blessed in this life. I could list a ton of things for which I am thankful, but the tippity-tip-top of the list is having the opportunity to share a few more moments with Emily. She is truly better than I deserve.
I can't say that it had a profound impact on me other than the Mazda shaped red mark on the back of my hamstring. I can say that on that long ride home, I decided I was going to have my first cheeseburger of 2012 today!