Well it is only 10 days until the big ride. We have been training hard and the excitement has been building. Then a big 'real life' event changed it all. My friend who has been with me from the start, my inspiration, my cheerleader, the person I have spent all of my free time with for the past 3 months can't ride our race with me. There is nothing that can be done, she has a family event that can't be missed. But it just won't be the same without her. She has really taught me that I can do hard things, she has pushed me a long to do this when I never thought I could. It is really sad- for both of us. I know how sad I feel, and it must be tons worse for her. BUT we have to look at the whole picture. We have made it so far. We have overcome so much and we will always have those memories. Now more than ever I wished we would have documented it better- We only have a few pictures and nothing together. Oh well, I will never forget the experience and that's what counts. The good news is that my amazing son has offered to take her place. He is very excited, so it is very bitter-sweet. I will finish this, and take my good friend with me in my heart.
To update this blog here is what has happened in the past while since I have been too busy to blog:
I had a very big bike wreck on a day that we were doing so well! I crashed in a construction zone. I was fine, my bike was fine. But I did have a bunch of scrapes and bruises! They were terrible. But I am healing up nicely- not sure how long the hematoma on my leg will last. Ouch!
Also another AMAZING thing happened! I got a call from the trainer, I was talking about last post, she said that an anonymous person bought me 10 sessions of training with her!! I could not believe it!! It was like Christmas in May for me! I don't know who did it, and that really bugs me :0) But I am trying to accept this enormous gift. Actually I am super excited. I think NOT knowing who forked over the dough will make me work harder. They might be watching me!!???? So if you are the donor, and are reading this. YOU ARE MY HERO!!! I promise to work hard and give it my all.
Oh and I am starting to see better weight loss results! I think my mind and body is finally figuring this whole thing out. I feel so good!!!