Jury duty. Fortunately I slipped through the cracks last year when Baby A was a newborn, but I’ve now reported for duty three times in the past five years! Yesterday I hired a sitter and left the house late on my bike. I raced toward the civic center area then glanced at my summons to confirm the address as I stopped for a red light. Surprise! I was supposed to be heading toward the Hall of Justice in a different part of the city. The same part of the city where I walked to recover my towed car less than a week ago! I’m pretty good with bike lanes around the city but this was one trafficky route I wasn’t familiar with. I didn’t have time to stop and call my husband or look up a route so I did the next best thing. I asked a bike messenger. He thought about it then told me the best route for sticking to bike lanes and avoiding wrong way one-way streets. I cruised through the traffic and made it to the courthouse right on time but found the streets blocked by firetrucks and mobs of people outside. Fire drill or fire? I’m guessing it wasn’t anything too serious because they had us lining up to go back inside within half hour. The best part of this (beside extra time on my bike) was that because of the delay, several cases didn’t proceed and I was let go. Fingers crossed for next year.
I’m back on a roll with my city riding. On Sunday, we did our first family ride across the city. We wiggled our way to Dolores park for asunny afternoon playdate. My husband’s chain kept slipping and the ride home in low gear was cold and foggy. We also stayed at the park too long and Baby A was ready to be done. Better planning next time.
My body is craving a run but when I attempted it yesterday morning I found that my neck was still hurting from last Tuesday’s fall. My half hour massage over the weekend helped a little but I’m sure the full hour I had to cancel when my car was towed would have been even better! Although impatient to get moving, I’m being gentle with myself and I even tried a POP pilates for beginners video this morning. It focused on abs, legs and arms. I could have done without the instructor’s extra commentary but I learned something about form and enjoyed the 28 minute workout. And nap time is great for finding quick, free workouts on YouTube!
the workouts: 20 miles of city riding over two days, 28 min beginner pilates video