We drove down to Big Bang Bikes last night to get Kat (who just turned 10) sized for a new bike. Her Barbie bike was falling apart, and it’s time to upgrade to big girl wheels. Glenn had just the perfect pearl white and purple Scott with Kat’s name on it. He made a few adjustments, added the bottle cage and cat eye, and we were on our way to meet Carly for a quick dinner, and then I was heading out with the ladies. My big plans quickly changed. As we were approaching the intersection on 910 to turn up the ramp to 19, a guy pulled out of a parking lot right into our car. I swerved, but he clipped the back passenger door, wheel and into the rear of the car. Stunned, we did not move, and I checked on Kat right away. She said, “Is my bike okay in a low whinny whisper?” Priorities (gotta love it). When the police man arrived he approached the car and asked if she was okay, she said yes but if he would please check on her bike. He chuckled, walked to the rear of the car and told her he thinks it is fine. Not a great way to end the evening but so thankful no one was injured, and her precious bike is okay (haha). Dealing with insurance companies, body shops, etc. was next on the agenda. It is now the next morning, and I still have butterflies in my stomach. I wonder if little things happen like Kat at Big Bang this to make you pause, and appreciate every moment in your life not knowing when it might quickly change?
Unfortunately, Kat did not get to try out her new wheels last night, but she is excited to get ready for her 1st Triathlon on Saturday. We just received our registration confirmation email this morning and decided to sign up our 7-year-old, Zane as well. He is incredibly excited and practiced his swimming last night.
I had plans to get a long bike ride in today and hope I feel better soon. This is my last day of training before Saturday, and I need to practice on roads with cars and not just at the park. I did a quick map my ride of the course for Saturday, and it looks okay. So excited for our first race! Following the race, I have my first USTA 4.5 Tennis Match in 3 years away against Wheeling, WV. What a fun day it will be, hope my legs are ready!
A funny story – A few months ago our alarm went off at home…false alarm but Pine Township Police came to check it out. The police man was kind and welcomed me to the neighborhood. The next morning when I was driving the kids to school my cell phone rang, and it was the officer. He had called to wish me a happy birthday because when he was filling out his paperwork, he realized the date. It was the same officer as the crash. So sweet and thanks to the Northern Regional Police Department for having such kind officers.