Friday, May 10, 2013



Something very strange happened to me yesterday morning on my way to Crossfit. Our car is in the shop this week so I biked the few short miles to the gym just a little after 5AM. So there I am, minding my own business, biking downhill at a pretty good speed when, all of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye I see this small brown, furry thing zooooooming right towards me. Because it was still twilight I couldn't tell what it was let alone swerve out of the way to avoid it.

So I hit it! Or, more accurately, it hit me.

I felt whatever the hell it was hit my foot, then my back tire, and then I ran over it. It all happened so quickly! I feel pretty confident that I didn't kill it, though, as I didn't see any fresh roadkill at the scene of the incident as I biked home after my workout.

There are a lot of things that make me nervous about bike-commuting in Boston. Big trucks. Car doors. Oblivious pedestrians.

I just never thought that small, brown, furry things would be one of them.

Weekly Workouts: Monday - Crossfit: 30 ring dips + 15 wall climbs. Tuesday - Run! 3.7 miles, although I could've taken a rest day as my ribs were so sore from those wall climbs! Wednesday - Crossfit: Split jerks 7 sets of 2 (95lbs), then 24 push-press (65lbs) + a whole bunch of jump rope. Thursday - Crossfit: Bike to/from (2.6 miles), Dead lifts 4 sets of 4 (105lbs), then 25 box jumps (20in) + 3 minutes L-hang (my poor hands!!). Friday - Rest day!

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Front row at a tennis match. May 2013.


  1. Glad it didn't dump you off your bike. I wonder if it was a rat or possibly a squirrel. What other small furry brown animals are running around in the suburbs of Boston?

    Darling pictures of future tennis players. xo

  2. Eeek! That sounds so freaky! And yes, I'm with Grandma Julie. Thank goodness it didn't cause you to fall!


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