Be Careful What you Wish For

Did I say I expected to be spending a bit more time sitting down this week after the exertions of our weekend in New York?

I’ll be honest, I was expecting to be spending at least some of it sitting on this

But instead of tooling around on my sister-in-law’s sweet little titanium road bike, checking out the best swimming beaches (and Dairy Queens) and learning not to be afraid of drop handlebars,* we have instead been sitting around on my brother-in-law’s back porch with Covid.

What can I say, it’s not a fun disease. The symptoms appear to be completely random, and change by the hour, although the ‘throat that feels like swallowing ground glass’ has hung about for longer than I’d like, along with sneezing, headaches, earache, eyeball ache (a new one for me) and – most random of all – having absolutely no desire whatsoever to go for a bike ride.

Today did feel as if we’ve turned the corner, so hopefully we are on the mend. Fingers crossed we may even get to meet up with the rest of the family before our holiday is over.

I might even manage to get back on the bike.

* The last time I rode my sister-in-law’s bike (about 20 years ago) I went straight over the handlebars, having failed to factor in the fact that some people actually maintain their brakes so that they stop the bike quite suddenly, rather than giving off an advisory squeal as mine mostly did at the time.


7 Responses to Be Careful What you Wish For

  1. Flighty says:

    My sympathies. I hope that you feel better soon. xx

  2. Anne says:

    Oh no! I’m really sorry to hear that. Hope you are better v soon.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh no! I’m really sorry to hear that. Hope you are better v soon.

  4. Bob McLean says:

    Ruh-Roh! At least you’ve been vaxed and will live to tell the tale. Hope you feel better soon.

  5. disgruntled says:

    Thanks all. Fortunately feeling very much better this morning

  6. Andy in Germany says:

    Eww, nasty. I hope you get better soon and can enjoy at least some of the time there with the bike.
    And the family too, of course…

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