I just got back from a beautiful bike ride. I love days like this. I get off a little early, I come home and watch Grey’s Anatomy, then I hop on my bike to complete the 11 mile loop. It was purely beautiful. Not too hot, not too cold, not too sunny, not too cloudy. I thought I’d take a second to update y’all on my Tour de Cure race coming up next weekend!
It’s been going well. As you know, I didn’t quite train very well this first part of the year. It really dawned on me how close the race was in early April, so I started riding my bike more. At that point, I knew I wasn’t going to survive 50 miles though, so I knocked myself down a slot to the 25 mile race. I was bummed, but sometimes you just have to do it. In all honesty, I wanted to just flat out quit right there. I didn’t, thanks to lots of encouragement! The hills on the 11 mile loop have been KILLING me, but they’ve also been making me stronger. I noticed a change in my exhaustion level at the end of the hills today and I’m thankful for that.