Tuesday, July 29, 2008

lesson learned

While in Sunriver, I had a battle with my bike. Here's how the story goes: my parents, Jefferson (brother-in-law), Dani, Nic and I went on a bike ride. As we were rounding the corner to head down the street where our house was, I decided to race Dani (she was in front) and beat everyone home. Right before I hit home ground, I put up my hands and yelled "WINNER!" and ate it hard to the right of our driveway. I ended up twisted and stuck under my bike. I landed in some yummy dirt and brush. Did I win? Of course not! Lesson learned: endure to the end and never celebrate your victory until you are safe on home ground. Let me also just say that these pictures do not give justice to the damage that was done - my mom and other can attest to this.

The bruise that ended up in this area is a lot bigger and is still here! Sunriver was 2 weeks ago.
This hurts a lot worse than it looks - there was dirt embedded in it - bruised the bone - swollen ankle.

I also have multiple other bruises but I won't share any pictures of them - just know that they are present.

8 comments:

Nic said...
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Nic said...

ok, seriously this did end up a lot worse than it was at first. she has nasty bruises all up and down her legs and her whole left side hurt for a couple days. no mention of me taking care of you like a good doobie though...i see how it is :-)

suzanne said...

The pictures make it look like a baby hurt........It was sooooo much worse! I will attest to that for you! However, you were a champ over the whole thing and have given us a really great story to re-tell every year! And yes, Nic, you did take such great care of her! She was in good hands..........

suzanne said...

And by the way Nic, love the 'good doobie' comment. You are melding well into our family language! Good doobie Nic!

Auntie Rie-Riem said...

hey Alli, where do you find your cute backgrounds? they are always soo cute!
marie

jacque said...

You got beat up pretty bad you competitive girl!

Aaron & Carrie Warnick said...

oh that is so sad. I am sorry how sad! Hope your healin' up now!

Bean said...

Ouch! I hope you feel better very soon.