|My new BFF|
To those of you that know me and the current level of my cycling ability, I realize this bike ride might sound a little crazy; slightly insane perhaps. As I've started telling people that I signed up for America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride with Team in Training, the conversations have gone a little something like this:
Me: Hey, Jer and I decided to sign up for a 100 mile bike ride!
Them: Wow! That's pretty far. You must be a serious cyclist.
Me: It definitely is far... but no, I'm not a serious cyclist. I haven't been on a bike in years.
Them: *Weird look on face* Oh, have you lost your mind??
|Measurements at my final fitting|
You may be asking, just how does a 100 mile bike ride do that? WELL... along with the training it will take to get ourselves to be able to ride that distance, we are also fundraising for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Our goal is to raise $8,200 that will go toward the fight. We won't be fundraising alone either - the entire Central PA Team in Training group will be fundraising as well (along with all the other Team in Training chapters across the country). As a team we will bring in tens of thousands of dollars for this cause.... and that's what this bike ride is really about.
So, while we will blog here about our training and our rides, we will also be introducing you to our honor teammates. We will be riding for them - as they have already fought, or in some cases are still fighting, some type of blood cancer. I look forward to those posts! I also look forward to our final post... once we have completed the ride... and telling you all, that with your help and support and donations, we did it!
Here we go!
Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things - Joe Paterno
P.S. - This blog was originally going to be about my experience getting fitted for a bike, picking one out and all that good stuff. I got a little off track... I guess we'll save that story for another time. :)