Monday, October 11, 2010
Good morning all!
It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted on my blog. I just read my last entry and I've worked hard to get myself motivated and focused on the bigger picture. I have lost more weight these past couple of weeks and I'm back on track! It wasn't easy, did some soul searching and realized that I'm the only one holding myself back, I know what I need to do I just need to keep silencing those excuses and just do it!
The Bike MS ride was absolutely awesome! I will post some pictures, I have never experienced NYC that way and I was proud of myself for sticking through it and completing the 30 miles in 3 hrs & 11 minutes. I noticed the improvement I have made in my cycling and realized I have lots of work to do also. My future goals and aspirations are motivating me to continue on my path and participating in these events motivates me more to go out daily and ride, I must train to improve on my time, stamina & endurance!
Below are some pic's of the Bike MS Ride on Sunday, October 3, 2010 start time 7:30 am but was there bright and early at 6:30am on a windy NY morning.
@the Starting line
The Brooklyn Bridge
The New Yankee Stadium
The landscapes were beautiful and encourage everyone to complete it at least once in their lifetime! I can't wait til next year!
I rode today, first time since my Bike MS Ride, it went well. I challenged myself and went back to Forest Park and only completed 2 1/2 laps. I could've completed another lap but I gave up on myself. I will work on this next weekend, this will be my weekend ride because the rolling hills are a challenge for me and I need to train on climbing hills. My goal for next year is to participate in the 5 Borough Bike Ride, 42 miles, 5 boroughs & 5 bridges YIKES! The ride is great for out of towners who want to experience a view of NY like none other & not to mention a physical challenge as well. I have 8 months to lose more weight and train, can't wait.
I have one more ride scheduled this month, I'm riding in the Tour de Bronx on Sunday, October 24th it's only 25 miles but the Bronx is also known for it's rolling hills. It states that it's a leisurely ride for every skill level but it depends on who actually wrote this - LOL. We will end up in the NY Botanical Garden & should be quite an experience as well. Purchased a camera so that I can take better pic's while riding and look forward to sharing it with all of you.
Have a great day!