31 years ago today I lost my mom to cancer. She was the strongest individual I have ever known. Not once did she say she hurt or complain about being sick. She made sure my life was full. So today I rode 31 miles for her, stopped my GPS and then restarted for +1 to hit my 300 miles I pledged. What a perfect day to hit it.
I know I email, texted, and email everyone possible. I am very humbled by all the donations. I came home and went out for a ride. As I was riding I received a few notifications that I had received a donation. This gave me even more motivation to ride. By the time I was done I had road 30.24 miles in 2 hrs.
So thank you to all from the bottom of my heart!
Today's donations will be matched by an anonymous donor. With your help if I raise $924 today I will hit my goal, and stop begging for money. lol.
In all seriousness today is the day to donate it counts as double!
Thank you in advance.
I have some great riding buddies. We had unscheduled electrician visit as I was getting ready to ride after. Hubby asked me to hang around to make sure everything was to my specs. (Happy Wife, Happy Life) Realized we need to run to ATM, I told them I would be right back and took off on bike...I mean every mile counts. As I was leaving my cycling friends had ignored my text message saying go on with out me. I found them outside waiting on me at that moment. Hubby had told me to "Ride like the Wind" to get to the ATM. Came back gave him the funds and he told me to get out on go. Asked how many miles I have left. Told him 78. He said "Ride like the Wind" but you don't have to tackle all 78 today. I really wanted to take that as a challenge, but it was a race against daylight so I would not have accomplished....not to mention alarm goes off at 6 am. I completed 16 miles so now I am challenging myself to complete 62 miles by Friday evening.
Phase 2 of kitchen prep had to be completed. Everything is done, moved, remodeled, relocated...this took all evening after work until about midnight. Although my heart I wanted to ride it was too late, the alarm goes off at 6am. Back at it full force tomorrow.
I will admit I took a muscle relaxer Saturday night. I was in pain, hate taking these things because they knock me out for hours, but I gave in because I needed sleep as it has not been a option with the arm pain. So by the time I got any energy to move around we had to tackle the kitchen redo to prep for new fridge coming this week. So by the time phase 1 was complete I was exhausted, and wind was blowing nicely. So did not ride.
I learned last weekend that iced coffee in the water bottle worked nicely. So, I made come cold brew for today's ride. Bike buddy and I got an early start, beautiful morning sky and not route in mind. Found some roads we have not road in years. Stop at Java station for coffee and home we road.
Back at it today. Taking the day off gave the arm a little break so it was no as bad tonight. Beautiful weather too.
As hard as it was for me to do take a day off I had to listen to my body. My legs and I are an great terms, it is my arm. My chronic tennis/cyclist/elbow has flared 100%. When you can't hold a cell phone you know your in bad shape. I have been riding in pain, but just listening to the kids stories in my head as to the reason I ride. They are going through so much more than me. But this day I had to listen to my own advice and listen to my body. Specialist appoint is the 17th.
Need some motivation while riding, let a Pitbull come chasing after you. Once you realize he is not chasing you but rather running with you, you find it entertaining to see how far he will go. About 2 miles until he runs into a fenced in yard of barking dogs...then he stops in his tracks and turns around. Then you slow your pedaling down. Had no idea until later we (bike buddy and me) were pedaling about 29 mph. I did say motivating dog chase.