Challenge to Conquer Cancer – WHAT AN AMAZING WEEK!
The idea or riding relay from Greenville, SC to Austin, TX (1500 miles)is …well….. AWESOME! The days were long and riding so many shifts in the dark was a challenge. Knowing that we are making a difference with Cancer restores my faith in humanity. It is sad being home but also good.
This trip changes you… in a good way. It was a very emotional time. More than blessed to experience so many gifts of hope and love. One that I hold close to my heart was being able to share every mile with my husband! I am so proud of all of the hard work he has put in this year.
Here are some interesting facts:
• Total time on the saddle – 27 hours (this includes the LiveStrong Challenge in Austin)
• I got a saddle sore the first shift of riding and by the end of the second shift we named it Armando. He stayed with me the entire ride! Ouch! (He would praise the team in a sexy voice after each ride but only yelled when speaking to me..lol)
• Scott (my husband) managed to hit his head twice on the van back hatch, smashed his pinky finger playing air-hockey, and had his right hand smashed in the car door. There was more but I will save you the details :).
• I stayed awake 33 hours without sleep and did not kill anyone. I came close to smashing a girl’s hairdryer into 30 thousand pieces…. LOVE YOU DONNA :).
• Coolest moment during a ride for me was the lady who yelled out of her car window at a stop light “I am a SURVIOR”
• I believe I peed in every county that we covered. 100% hydrated.
• Our team may or may not have MOONED another team one night. Rumors are sometimes true. Lol.
• I ate 7 pb&j’s and loads of candy and crap. Gained 1 lbs.
• At the LiveStrong 5k we pushed one of our Warriors in a wheel chair. He had us stop about a ¼ mile from the finish and got out of the chair and walked the last bit.
• Our event raised $200,000!! Simply amazing!
So last week I took the entire week OFF! My recovery consisted napping daily after work every day and a few beers (maybe more than a few)here and there. Not the smartest plan but man was it nice.
Now I am easing back into things keeping it light. I start official Ironman training at the end of the month and want to be fresh.
THANK YOU to each person that supported both Scott and me during the past few months. You know who you are and without you we could not have reached our goal.