Well, it seemed a few weeks ago that I might be getting a little more skating time in. I signed up for a weekly “Skatercise” class that seemed perfect: a small group, socially-distanced, everyone is wearing a mask. And we were working on lots of different edges, a few turns, and some general conditioning. Perfect, given the circumstances.
Well, a little over two weeks ago my husband and I went out for our morning tandem bike ride. After hearing our warning bell, a group of runners moved off the bike path to let us pass. But at the last moment one of them jumped in our way.
I didn’t see her; I am the power generator on the back seat of the tandem. So all I remember is my husband yelling and then I hit the ground hard. As it turns out, I broke three ribs and my right collarbone. Ouch!
So the good news is that the surgery on my collarbone seems to have gone well. A titanium plate and screws is holding everything together, and I didn’t have to have soft-tissue repair done. I am gradually getting back to work and am able to hold things together under the early semester onslaught of preparing for the fall semester (starts next week).
Everything will be online this fall for me, and hopefully will go smoothly. At least I don’t have to commute, and can take frequent breaks in my comfy rocking chair nearby.
I am sad that I won’t be skating (at least for a little while longer). But the good news is that everything seems to be healing up just fine, and hopefully there will be more happy skating (and other) news to come. Fingers crossed!
Here’s pictures from earlier in the summer, with some happy skating and gardening times.