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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's funny how your mind plays games with you. It can be a good thing or a bad thing.

Most of the time I think I can do anything, I take risks and have been lucky to have came through them with new knowledge. Every year I set goals to achieve something new. This year has been stressful, full of road blocks and yes I understand the learning process ( I am a work in progress) lol

As we get close to the end of the year one of my goals this year was to do a century ride. Which I have scheduled for this month. Of which I planned on giving myself 10-12 weeks to train for, well....
the past six have been busy and along with emotional, My Mom is struggling with depression after being on medication for cancer and my Dad had spine surgery and my best buddy (our dog) died suddenly at the age of 5, to watch her suffer like that was heart breaking. I still get tearing just writing about it.

Today I am planning a long ride to see if I can even compete. I have no doubt I can ride 100 miles. The question is can I do it within the allotted time ? So I am getting out of work as soon as I can and my hope is to do by the time the sun goes down. I would have liked to leave a few hours earlier but was not possible. You do what you can and work with what you have.

My mind tells me are you kidding ? you know you should have had this figured out weeks ago and if you couldn't go any earlier you should cancel and go another day when you can leave earlier, plus the roads are wet now and it might not be the safest time.

I am determined to know where I stand and besides it's only a bike ride no big deal. my motto is "just keep moving and you'll get there"

Let's see..........
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  • _LINDA
    Wow! Fabulous attitude! You are a winner for sure setting new goals and achieving new heights!! I can see you rocking this ride! Do be careful though, carry a cell phone if you don't already and make sure you are lit up like a Christmas tree after dark! You go girl!!
    I can't even imagine going that far! Like wow!
    So very sorry about your fur baby :(( To lose one so young and so suddenly, the pain is horrible.. Hope your Dad recovers well and your Mom gets the help she needs.. Tough to focus on anything with all that going on. I admire you very much for trying!

    2976 days ago
    You CAN do anything you set your mind to. I'm not sure where you live, or where the century ride will be. You know your own abilities, your own body. I applaud your desire to even consider it. A century ride is a 100 mile ride...Amazing.

    2978 days ago
    I'm not sure what time you are starting but make sure your bike has lights both front and back. I've also seen the neon riding vests that I need to get. Safety is key when riding at dusk/dark. I have wanted to ride a century for over a year and keep talking myself out of it. Mainly because I ride alone and those that do ride with me occasionally won't even consider taking on such a challenge. I've never ridden an organized ride let alone ride with a group. I decided that next year I'm signing up for one no matter what. I have been riding 40 miles one weekend day a week. That's all I get to ride. So I do with what I can. I bought a trainer so that I can maintain my cycling fitness over the winter. So I'm hoping that 2012 is my year to actually ride a century ride.

    Good luck with your ride! emoticon emoticon
    2978 days ago
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