Tuesday, July 12, 2005

In Which I Discover That I May Not Be A Complete Wimp After All

I caved and bought the extra ball of yarn after work today. Since I've been biking to work this week, I had to get from the office to the yarn store in under 1/2 an hour. It's only about 6 km. Not too big a deal. I zipped home, ditched the extra weight of my work stuff, and then rode down the hill. I got there on time, chatted with M, bought the yarn and then proceeded home.

I would like to announce, for posterity, that I rode home, without stopping. For those of you who know where I live, Ahem and who also know where the yarn store is, then you will know that this was no small feat. I rode up PINE STREET WITHOUT STOPPING! Pine Street is the steepest hill in the neighbourhood. Going down it on a bike is a blast - it makes my toes tingle like they do when I'm standing near the edge of a cliff. Riding UP it on your bike? Well, I'm pretty sure that I am invincible at this point. And although I'm sure that one quick trip over the bike path on the bridge will prove me wrong, I am going to enjoy this delusion for a bit.

You may now applaud. (But please, don't look at my arse while I'm riding. I'm far from being Twiggy at this point.)

*Should I mention that I was huffing and puffing so loudly when I got to the top that I was sure someone would call 911 thinking that the Big Bad Wolf or some sort of pervert was outside of their house? Nah...*

Reminder: Halifax Stitch and Bitch is at 7:30pm tomorrow night at Uncommon Grounds - 1030 South Park Street. We changed the time b/c 7pm made it too hard for me to procrastinate between work and knitting.

Anyone who would like to attend and is having a hard time getting there due to the bus routes, etc, please let me know and we will do our best to arrange something. Perhaps we could arrange a "pick up" on Spring Garden Road?

Now, please excuse me. I need to go knit that bolero into submission.

2 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD! You are super human. THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE!
    unbelievable... AMAZING! you are still walking?
    amazing.
    Mommy has gotten REALLY lazy and not gone for a run in 4 days she is soooo bad....
    She's FIRED

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  2. WOW! I am really, truely, impressed. I don't think I have EVER biked up an entire hill. In my life.

    See you at knitting tonight!

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