I did it!!!
Monday, September 20, 2010
It's been way too long, have to make time to update my blog.
My ride went OK- I finished and that was important for me. We started out in Central Park, over the Brooklyn Bridge and ended in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Immediately after leaving we hit a couple of rolling hills and I was dead last & thought to myself how pathetic and I'm not gonna be able to finish this ride.
But I did not give up! I kept going, pushing myself more and more and finished the ride and was not LAST in the end! It was a great experience one that I will never forget and one that made me realize just how out of shape I am but I felt great that I completed my goal. My tears almost rolled down my face when I was on top of the Brooklyn Bridge because I knew the finish line was not too far away. It also gave me more determination to continue forward so I registered for the bike MS event on Sunday, October 3rd - 30 miles Yikes! I'm training and there aren't any hills but it is an extremely popular ride with almost 5,000 riders and that makes me nervous but looking forward to it! I also registered for the Tour de Bronx 25 miles on October 24th & may register for another ride in October - - - I'm hooked !
Below is a pic of me at the finish line, I will share some more pic's of the ride later.
Lost an additional 4.4lbs this week and it gives me more motivation to continue on my path to a healthy life!
Will try to post more later.