So, life things have settled a bit over the last few months and I have had the opportunity to look around and ask myself- ‘what’s next?’
I realized that I needed a new goal.
I found it in the form of a bike ride.
A 126 mile bike ride to be exact.
The Harbor to the Bay ride goes from Boston to Provincetown- all the way at the tip of the cape. It is a fundraising ride for AIDS education, treatment, management and the like.
While the ride itself is very daunting for me, so was the notion of fundraising. I need to raise at least $1000 for the ride.
As of today, I already have half of that. To say that I am touched, humbled and grateful for the generosity people have already showed me would be an understatement. Their belief in me and my ability to do this is inspiring and motivates me to do a good job.
Which leads me to the training. The plan right now is to do the whole thing, and therefore to train for the whole shebang. Right now my goal is to complete the entire ride under 11 hours. I have just over 3 months to train and have a schedule of training rides to follow. I’ll be sharing my training adventures on here as I am sure some of them will be hilarious. Here are some notes from this week-
Miles ridden: 2.5. Total miles to date: 2.5
Confidence level: 1.5 (Out of 0-10. 0= what the SHIT am I doing!?!? 10= Dude, I’ve got this)