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No Self Doubt

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I have always said that I am my worse enemy when it comes to believing in my self. I start out good and I have the motivation. then self dough sets in and it all goes down hill but then I stop and I think why not you can do this..

Saturday I am riding a charity bike event . which is 30 and 50 miles I would like to do the 50 mile ride. now this is not a race and was not advertised as a race but I have been in enough rides to know that these are no "Sunday stroll rides" lots of people who participate in tri's and ironmans events use these events as 'qualifying"
I did find out that there is a prize for the top 3 finishers in the age category so that makes me know all the more that this is a "race" so that kind of perked me up.. I did the math and I figured it out. and looked at the results of woman in my age group and how long it took them to do 50miles. well now the self doubt came back in... who am I kidding can I do 50 miles in 3 hours. when it takes me 1 hour to do 15... and that is only 14mph.. I would have to ride 17mp to get it done in 3 hours..

Tonight when I was riding I was really happy I was keeping right up with the front of the group. and I even was kind of racing with the leader.. but that is flat road.. where I lose it is hills.. but they are getting better for me, it felt good to have one of the riders who have done irongirls and tri's tell me I was doing great and stepping it up. I will be able to take those hills better, I know what my problem is I lose. site of the hill and I slow my self down when I shift or something so .. that is something I can work on.. other then that.. I am going to do this ride and I am going to ride giving it my all, and I am going to finish no matter how long it takes. one thing I am not going to have is self doubt.. I know I and will ride like I always do. with all my effort
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CINDYWAGNER1 7/30/2013 4:36PM

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GEORGE815 7/27/2013 8:34PM

    Good luck with that riding!

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HILLSLUG98239 7/24/2013 6:44PM

    You're going to rock!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/24/2013 4:33PM

    Awesome!!! HUGS

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HOPERISING 7/24/2013 11:30AM

    Every time I read your blog, I start thinking how I really need to get my bike out and get it fixed. Anyone who can ride 50 miles is already a winner, no matter where you come out. You are one of the most determined women I have ever met, you can do whatever you put your mind to!

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TONYATIME 7/24/2013 8:31AM

    You got this!!!! Just enjoy the ride, often times if you get lost in the fact that its a race and you just take pride in yourself, what you have accomplished, what you will accomplish and do your best you will be amazed by your own outcome! Have fun!!!!!

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CBLENS 7/24/2013 8:14AM

    You can do it!

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JLKCANADA 7/24/2013 7:44AM

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Wow ! You are an inspiration! Cheering for you! Have fun!

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CAPECODLIGHT 7/24/2013 7:28AM

    You go girl! Just think of how far you've come since you started biking. Good luck on your ride this weekend.

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NUTRON3 7/24/2013 4:40AM

    You can do it!!!!!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 7/24/2013 1:04AM

    I think you have heard me say how the first time I made it to the top of the hill near my house with out having to walk the bike I cried! We have SO many hills around here and I hate them, but they are good training. I have a hard time on the flat roads. You actually have to pedal more on the flats. So, you just go and ride and put your gears in 1/1 and yes, keep your head down and go. You can make those hills. You just don't know it yet!
If you need to stop for a break halfway up the hill, just turn your bike towards the left, jump on and start pedaling doing a slalom till you get your balance and emoticon speed up enough to go straight.

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VLINDER2014 7/23/2013 11:26PM

    Girl you can do it.. head down on those hills and pedal your A$$ off.. know you can and will do it.. I will be cheering for you !!

hugs,
Dawn

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LANOVY 7/23/2013 10:47PM

    Wow I admire you for riding so many miles! You will do great!
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