You know how some people are physical creatures (running, water-skiing, dirt bike riding, quadding) and others are slightly more intellectual and then there are those who are some of both? Well, I was once the “both creature” but somewhere along the way I lost my physical edge.
Yesterday (Saturday) I went up to Ashland, PA for an exciting adventure into trail riding. I had not ridden a quad (four-wheeler) in almost ten years. I was given a speedy lesson on how to operate the controls, how to steer, yadda yadda.
I lasted seven whole minutes before I could not steer the darn thing to the left away from the hill (and the tree). I screamed (yes! I could not believe it either) as I tumbled down the hill, the quad staying with me as the handle bar drove into my pelvic area and I almost hit a tree. The quad landed on top of me as Andy (my BF) and our friend Steve ran to my rescue.
I broke no bones, I did not go to the hospital and I did not bleed! So it was a good day. I did almost throw up from the adrenalin rush as I gingerly walked up the steps to the bedroom to lie down. I still cannot really move my left shoulder well and my left leg is not moving the way I want.
These are the moments I know someone is watching over me. I could have broken my collar-bone and my pelvis simultaneously. These are also the moments as I realize I am a writer first and foremost. My daredevil days of flying down highways (and dirt trails) and risking my life for the “rush” are over.
It was still an amazing day as I snapped pictures of birds, flowers and other oddball things.
Now onto the ROW:
- continue to edit WIP
- continue to write in Penzu each day
- read/comment blogs
- Triberr at least three times a week
- AA meeting this week
- start looking at publishers.
That’s my ROW list of goals. How is your ROW coming along? Did you have a good week/weekend?