As many of you probably realized, I decided not to race at Wasa. I’ve been having IT band problems lately, that have kept me from running consistently. I did get a fantastic run in the sun yesterday. I was feeling great, but today the leg is sore again. The physio I have been doing is keeping me moving, but I’m having a hard time moving forward.
My parents are out of town and so I was busy in the afternoon mowing their lawn and taking care of things on the farm. I only tell this because it sets up the following story. Because I spent all afternoon checking horses, mowing lawns, weeding etc I was only able to leave for my bike ride at 6:30pm. On my way home I noticed a really big bird shadow. I thought to myself “that must be a big bird”. Next thing I know, I heard a screetch and a hawk was trying to grab my helmet. I didn’t really know what to do, so I yelled and started sprinting. In the shadows I could still see the hawk above me. After 2 more dive bombs I finally got out of the danger zone. Good thing I was wearing my Oakley’s otherwise I might have lost a eye! Ah the joys of training.