I sit down on the stairs to put on my cycling shoes and I feel something cold. Shit I think, I’ve sat in a puddle. I slide to the left and look down beside me. But it’s dry. Funny that.
Still, I’m in a bit of a hurry so I don’t ponder on where the puddle has gone. I lean back on my right butt cheek and I feel it again. Cold and wet…what the hell?
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I look down and the stair is definitely dry so I reach around and feel my shorts to see if they’re wet. And I feel skin. My right bum cheek is just hanging out there. Waving around in the breeze.
I’ve burst my shorts. Jesus I know I’ve been going a bit heavy on the cake lately, and the training’s been a little light but seriously? I’m bursting shorts?
To make matters worse this is the second pair I’ve burst in a couple of weeks. Admittedly they are (were) my favourite shorts so they do get some heavy use. But still. Two pairs of split shorts. Both in the arse.
I grab my right butt cheek trying to figure if it is actually getting bigger. Then I realise that I’m feeling my bum in the middle of the shop, not at home in the privacy of our bedroom. Not that I’d be admitting to measuring or feeling my arse at home in private either…
I think to myself that maybe this ride should include some actual training as opposed to it just being how I get to the coffee shop if I’m to continue to fit into any of my current cycling kit.
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