So last week we started this new initiative as a staff at our school. We got put into teams and get points based on how much we exercise. 10 minutes = 1 point, 20 minutes = 2 points, 30 minutes = 3 points.
I ride my bike to work every day and it takes about 17 minutes round-trip. I didn’t want to disappoint my team by only getting 1 point yesterday, so I decided to go a different route on the way home to pick up the last 3 minutes for the 2 points. Well, on the way home from the extra 3 minutes, I saw my neighbor who I hadn’t seen for a while. I was turning left into the alley and took my right hand off the handle bars to wave. This caused me to lose control, fly over the handlebars, and do a face plant into the pavement. I had several cuts on both hands, my face, my shoulder, and my thigh. When my lovely wife realized that part of my hand had a cut where the two parts of flesh needed to be pushed back together, she took me to the urgent care where I got cleaned up and received five stitches. They took x-rays of the hand and no breaks or fractures. Picture day at school is Monday so we’ll see how that goes.