Kelly the Culinarian: That Time I Hitchhiked Because my Luck Still Sucks

Saturday, August 24, 2013

That Time I Hitchhiked Because my Luck Still Sucks

I cannot win. There was the CrossFit injury, the car troubles, and my broken bike chain. And now this.

I slept 12 hours last night, solid. I was exhausted and skipped my second workout last night in favor of rest. My company's summer outing was awesome, but I was strangely wiped out.

This morning, I biked to meet my sister and pick up my packet for tomorrow's Fort2Base Race. I'm running the 10-Nautical Mile race, just like I did in 2011. I cycled the 20 miles and picked up everything for tomorrow (Thanks Scott and Mandy for saving me a trip into the city) then set out for the reverse trip.


I pulled into a forest preserve to use the toilet, then realized my rear tire went flat. I still don't know how to change a tire and don't keep a tube around as a result. I didn't have anyone to call, either, so I googled the closest bike shop on my phone and started walking that way with my bike, in cycling shoes. It was 3.3 miles away, and halfway there, a guy stopped and asked if I needed help. He had two very expensive mountain bikes on the back of his car and was wearing a full cycle kit, so I decided he probably wasn't going to chop me into bits. He also knew how to take apart my bike and where the shop was, so I felt pretty safe in taking a ride from a stranger. The bike shop knew him by name and I was ready to go in about a half an hour. Unfortunately, my tire was dry rotting, so it was another $50 repair.

When I finally got home, I decided to try a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the waffle iron since I've been obsessing about it since I saw this article about 16 ways to improve your PB&J on BuzzFeed.

Verdict? Meh. Didn't do much for me.

Please oh please let my luck improve soon.

5 comments:

Katie Adams said...

Ugh. I want to give you a hug!!! At least the outing went well!

My body screamed at me to sleep today- I slept from 11:30pm-11:30am, was up for a few hours and then fell asleep on the couch for 2 more hours. Insane!

Losing Lindy said...

I have been super exhausted lately too. I am glad someone helped you out.

Lauren Wong said...

Glad to hear you weren't chopped into bits. But its maybe a time for a new bike. What did they have at your "newest" store? Let me know if you need a bike shopping buddy this weekend.

LOVE the PBJ article. I think I'm going to try the waffle & also the cucumber/chips/PB combo.

Kelly Janowski said...

They had a Felt, a Giant and a Specialized, all last season and in my size. It's meant to be!

Alyssa Neiers said...

Hope this week is off to a better start!