Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tour de Cure

Today I accomplished a 50k ride for Tour de Cure to raise money for diabetes. That was 30 miles, which is a lot for me. It doesn't sound like much when you consider that there were options for riding 100 miles and 60 miles. My husband completed the 60 mile ride. When I was on the last half of the 30 miles all I could think about was how glad I was that I wasn't doing the 60 mile ride. Maybe after some more time on the bike....and a much softer seat I could do 60. But I sure couldn't have done it today. Who knew that a bike seat could turn into a thing of torture???

My accomplishment pales in light of the "Red Riders"...the people with diabetes who were pedaling. We were suppose to say "Go Red Rider" whenever we passed them, but most of the time they were passing me. If that wasn't enough to make you sit up and take notice there were also riders from a team from the Paralympics. One of the gals was riding the bike with only one leg and kicking butt doing it!

There just isn't any excuse for not getting up off of the couch and moving. If someone dealing with a medical condition or a disability can do it...then what excuse does anyone else have? Mom