After the Try this Triathlon life got a little crazy (which hopefully explains the huge delay on my race report). On the holiday Monday I was out running errands while the hubby stayed home. I was just about done my running around so I stopped for a quick bite to eat. As I backed out of my parking spot the car stalled. Hmm, that was weird. I restarted the car but I could tell something was off. Rather than heading out to the road I decided to loop around the parking lot of the Rona home improvement store next door. Part way down the lane the car died and was never to be revived.
Sigh…funny how these things happen on a holiday! Luckily AMA came to the rescue and we had the car towed to our Subaru dealership. Like I said, this was on the holiday Monday. We had plans to drive to BC for a vacation and mini-training camp on Saturday and our car was out of commission. The next few days were an exercise in frustration. Subaru didn’t even look at what was wrong with our car until Wednesday. We needed a new slave cylinder to repair the car and because of the back to back holidays in Canada and the US we wouldn’t get the part until early the next week.
Since we needed our car for the trip we decided to delay our vacation until the following weekend…
By the time the part finally came in it took them a few more days to finally install it. We hoped to leave on Friday morning and they finally installed it at the end of the day on Thursday. Lo and behold the part goes in and there is still an issue. Our clutch needed replacing and the work takes all day. Luckily they actually have that part in stock.
Rather than leaving on Friday I met with my Iron-in-training partners for a long ride while the clutch was getting replaced. The 80 km ride was the perfect opportunity to work out some frustration while also spending some quality time with Kelly and Tara. Sure it sucked that hubby and I weren’t on the road, but this was also my first ride with my girlfriends in a very long time! I had a really great ride that day. With just a few kilometers left to go I got the call that our car was finally ready and we could leave on our road trip…hurrah!
**I am super thankful that the issue with our car didn’t pop up a bit later while we were actually on our vacation. That would have been a terrible situation to be in!