I was very undecided about what to do this weekend.
Friends wanted me to come down to Houston for the renaissance festival since I missed last week. I wanted to go but the vehicle repairs were way more than I thought, so I am putting myself on a very strict budget.
The weather in Dallas is great! It was 71 degrees yesterday and was 75 today! I got out on the mountain bike yesterday and rode a trail near Joe Pool lake just south and west of Dallas. I completed the 12 mile loop and decided to make a second run and got about a mile or two into the trail when I shifted gears and heard this loud grinding noise and a pop! "Oh great", I thought; "The chain has fallen off again". I hopped off the bike and saw that the derailleur was just hanging there... not even connected to the bike frame anymore. Gggggrrrr! Well, I turned around and headed back towards the parking area and then straight up to a bike shop.
"We don't have the part" I was told the third time at the third shop. But this one said they have a local supplier and they could get it, hopefully, by Monday! The other two places told me it would be after Thanksgiving before the part would come in.
So, last week my vehicle was out of commission, this weekend it was my bike. DAMN IT!!
Oh well, changing plans is a part of life. So today I go get a message, then meet some friends out for brunch. I get home and decided to go running. I ran my usual three mile course but my left heel kept hurting! I knew my running shoes were worn in the back, but it hadn't bothered me before. When I got home I took off my shoe and my sock was bloody. And I still needed to get to the gym for a workout. Instead I headed to a local shoe discount store and got some new gym shoes.
So much for staying on a tight budget! I wish I had one of these: