Well my last 2 rides have been drama free and pretty darn good! I am getting stronger every week and continue to out do myself each week.
This past Saturday we were introduced to the 3 sisters. They are 3 large hills each one steeper than the next. I am not going to lie...I was cussing up a storm up the last sister! My process up the hill I over heard another rider's chain lock up and down he went! My coach was there to yell at me up the hill so the same thing would not happen to me...THANK GOODNESS! Unfortunately she gave me a few pointers I tried that didn't work out so well with my coordination and I almost fell off my bike! Thankfully I was able to unclip from my pedals and did not take that DIVE!
My time up 9 mile has gotten faster...if you don't remember 9 mile is a steady incline for 9 miles. Going down with the rest of the novice group I took the lead. My descent was AWESOME! I left them all in the dust and actually kept up with the advanced riders. They must have been impressed because they actually talked to me. Sometimes they are a little snobby! Anyway...I thought for sure the novice group would catch up to me towards the end of the ride because I am SOOO SLOW up the hills. THEY NEVER DID! I was so proud of I HIGH FIVED myself when I got back!
Total miles for the day was 68...I didn't make it to 71. My coach said "NOPE" because of the heat...kind of annoying but still a good ride.
I have been riding pretty much by myself but I am finding that I have time to reflect on life, family, and work...I wouldn't be me if I didn't think about work! It has kind of been a nice break, especially surrounded by all the desert beauty. Last week I actually saw 3 coyotes...gotta wonder what that means?
I ride for my Dad, my Uncle Victor, my Aunt Carmela, and for my Cousin Rebecca (who is a survivor). Each one had struggled with Cancer in its' different forms. My thoughts of them get me through the hard parts of my ride and bring me peace.
Please join me in donating to the Luekemia Lymphoma Society...I will work hard for you donations!
Every little bit helps : D
As a side note...May 16th (Today) would have been my Dad's 59th Bithday....Happy Birthday :)