As a lifelong allergy sufferer, I have had good springs and bad springs. This spring I barely even registered that things had started to bloom. Trees were almost fully leafed out and I was only sneezing a couple of times a day. I was only taking one medication. I could sense imminent freedom from Kleenex, eye drops, and that constant fuzzy feeling you get from taking too much Benadryl. So what did I do? Proclaim loudly and proudly to my husband that I might be “getting over” my allergies. I should have knocked on wood.
Friday, the trees decided that it was the ideal time to reproduce. Thanks, trees! I was looking forward to a nice spring full of warm, sunny days and gentle breezes as I cruised effortlessly down the river trail on my bike. I was thinking of all the restaurant patios I could sit on. I had dreams! I had hopes! Then the trees woke up and decided to rob me of that. I may go to work on Monday and throw some perfectly good computer paper into the trashcan just to get back at them. “See this trees? This is a stack of your brothers and sisters, and they won’t be recycled! What’s that? You hear something? Why yes, it does sound remarkably like a chainsaw, coming to cut you down to make more paper! Bwahahaha!” I need to work on my maniacal, evil-genius cackle.
Saturday morning, I defiantly rode my bike downtown to help the hubs staff an event for his business. Unfortunately, this event required me to be outside all morning, which meant that I was puffy-faced and unable to breathe by the time we got to Dilly Deli for brunch. The whole thing was especially sad because my new bike shorts arrived on Friday afternoon, and I was looking forward to going on my first training ride for El Tour de Tucson. Alas, it was not meant to be.
I think I may be sidelined from riding my bike for a few weeks… at least until the trees decide to stop “getting it on” with the intensity they have been this week. So in lieu of posts about riding my bike, I will probably post about commuting-related tips that I have learned so far. Cross your fingers that the trees stop mating soon.