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Riding for 65 Roses

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tomorrow is the Tri-Cities Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cycle for Life. This is the fourth year, and my fifth CFF Cycle for Life. I'm hoping to ride the 65-mile route.

I've been slacking all week. No walks, no swims, no rides. There's no really good excuse other than I'm lazy. After last weekend's triathlon, I was worn out both physically and emotionally. Driving back to Pasco that night didn't help. I slept like the dead Saturday night, but we got home at 1-ish, and that really threw off my sleep schedule. So, recovery + lack of energy + laziness = me not doing a damned thing all week.

I'm telling myself my legs are going to be really fresh tomorrow morning. My IT band has been hurting. I'll keep in tune with my body - I'm not going to wreck myself just to say I rode the 65-mile route. But it would be nice to do it!

I'm far behind in my fundraising goals. This year, my church agreed to sponsor a team. A lot of my efforts went into recruiting riders for the team and fundraising for the team over all rather than raising money in my name. Also, when the Carlton Complex fire was raging, I told people that if they were debating between donating to my ride and donating to the relief effort in the Okanagan, I'd prefer they donate to emergency relief. I suspect some people took me up on that, because quite a few of last year's donors didn't donate this year. emoticon

If any readers are interested in donating, you can do so here: cffh.convio.net/site/TR?
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I've met the minimum fundraising amount, but a few on the team haven't. We have a month to turn in donations after the event, and I hopeful some of the folks - like The Hubs, who is way behind - will get crackin'. On the plus side, the event organizer will take move money among team mates to ensure everyone has at least the minimum fundraising amount.

Next weekend is Labor Day weekend. We're supposed to go camping. The following weekend is my birthday. The Hubs keeps asking what I want to do. Right now, I'd just like to have a weekend with no responsibilities. Maybe no traveling. Just go play on the bike, maybe get to the gym for a fitness class or a strength training workout. Just some me time. I suspect he'd rather buy me jewelry, though.
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HILLSLUG98239 8/24/2014 6:04PM

    I changed the link in my blog post - perhaps this one will work!

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EBRAINK 8/23/2014 9:04AM

    Yeah...I'm in the "nope, that's not lazy; that's recovery" camp. Getting back into a better sleep pattern (which I hope you've done) and allowing your body to rest and rebuild seems like good sense to me. Own that.

Have a great ride today - enjoy it, and the good you're doing with it!

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APONI_KB 8/23/2014 8:50AM

    I think after your tri and with the 65 mile ride coming, a bit of couch time is in order.

good luck out there

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GHK1962 8/22/2014 11:50PM

    So ... the thing I really like about ride events ... even though I proclaim the free beer is what draws me .... is really, when there is a worthwhile charity involved. And this is a good one. And the team you are on ... way good team. Normally I talk all goofball stuff ... but for one time I will be serious ... and say, I hope things work out well. I really do.

And ... I'll save my "have fun camping" for later in the week as I'm sure I'll be sending you goofy notes on blogs or posts or whatever.

And ... lazy? I think NOT. That was a hellacious weekend last week. I hope you enjoyed the time off ...and ride like the wind tomorrow!

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RAPUNZEL53 8/22/2014 7:07PM

  Enjoy your trip!

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