I have 4 weeks to go and although that freaks the poop out of me, I know I can do it. I went on my first serious long bike ride today. When I mean serious, I mean not just a quick 15. I've done those a few times but nothing of leg burning heart pumping variety. Today I did a great one. 55km in about 3 hours. So I'm not all that far off my 20km/hour that I was last year.
I remembered something too. I enjoy being outside. I love cycling and love the mind spirit connection that comes with it. I feel happy. I still have 4 weeks until I have to somehow bring forth some serious reserve and bike 200km. But I can do it. I will do it.
Dad and I talked today. Well I talked and he listened lol. Mom had told me that the fish creek memorial forest plaque was up and I wanted to see it. So at the tail end of my bike ride, I went to Lafarge Meadows and cried. Wow, I didn't realize I had bottled so much up. But I needed to cry. I must have been quite the sight to the couple of passerby's. But man I needed it. So I cried. And I cried and I talked. And I talked some more. And when my tears were done, I got back on my bike and biked home.
On a quick fundraising note, I am a mere $400 left until we together have raised $14000 in the last three years for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Very excited and very proud of that accomplishment. Now if you can help, please do. You can click here and you will be directed to my personal conquer cancer homepage. If you've been waiting for the time to donate, the time is ticking by (because again 4 weeks EEEK)
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