With any event at some point in training you reach the sometimes welcomed/dreaded TAPER. We have one last 100 mile team ride on Saturday followed by a 40-60 mile recovery ride on Sunday and then the two week taper begins.
Most people go crazy with this extra time once absorbed by training but I think I will embrace it. So many house projects that could use some attention, very much needed one on one time with my super supportive husband, tons of cooking for my 15 year old whom never seems to get enough to eat, and a stack of Runners World and Bicycle magazines to get lost in.
I will say that I am a changed person. Being apart of an event that is not about yourself, not a race, rather a STAND AGAINST CANCER. I feel rich with the blessing of new friendships that will last long after this event. Without knowing it I exposed myself to feeling the effects of those that are fighting the fight. I have shed some tears but even with that I am a better person for wanting and making a difference. For this, I am a changed person.
Relentless Forward Motion