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Ride for Missing Children..

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's Funny that when you read something that hits you right at the very time you need to hear it.. or read it..
Friday started out to be a beautiful Fall Sunny day in Central NY, great day for a bike ride and for a great cause.. I was very proud to be doing this ride to raise awareness for missing and exploited children. this was what I was training for all Summer it was to be my first century as well just the event in its self was so motivating and seeing all those riders and the police escort was really inspiring.. but the most inspiration was the looks on the faces of the children when we would arrive to the school, they would be out there music blearing, them screaming holding up signs and reaching out to you so you could high five them as you rode by.
it was the best..

The ride it self was very face paced.. I was really doing good the whole ride.. I am sure fellow riders will know what I am talking about that when your drafting and in a group the ride is easier your not working as hard.. as the people in the back, which of course I fell back a bit due to some large hills I would have to work really hard to catch up and the Sheppard's (those where riders who where to ride along the group making sure everyone was together where ok) they did great I would make it back up.. to the pack.. and then I would be able to ride at a really good pace..

Then at 65 mile marker, I hit the wall, leg cramp which caused me to put my leg down and out of the cage on my peddles, and I must of dragged my toe because all of a sudden I felt something major go numb.. .. I was out.. I had to pull it over.. get on the sag van.. I did not feel so bad there where about 20 people on the van.. but I felt the defeat more then the pain..
so the last 3 legs of the ride I was in the van with ice on my foot. which is doing better today I plan on staying off of it..

So like I said when you read something it hits you.. today when I went to my page a spark buddy left this on my page

The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
-Michael Josephson

Wow... just what I needed and how did she know I needed that? but I am so grateful that she left that.. it really made my day..

I did not was a set back but I know it has now made me stronger and more positive.. and it was and is a stepping stone.. to keep moving forward..

Thank you to everyone who has inspired me and motivated me..

sorry no photos for some reason I am having hard time uploading.. ugh

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