As I was groaning about to roll out of bed Thursday morning, the beautiful redhead whispered in my ear, “You need to exercise today.” Rather than hitting her with a pillow, I agreed. It wasn’t just for the physical benefits of it, but for the stress release as well. I determined I was going to get on the trainer that evening.
@LIVESTRONG GO! Palmetto Peloton Project’s Challenge to Conquer Cancer! Hills of Hincapie to the Land of Lance. http://ridetoaustin.com
Here is one of the legs of my journey on the Ride for Mike that I get asked about the most. “When will you be in Greenville?” The answer is on day four. It is the final push for the long days and the end (I hope) will find me in my own bed that Wednesday evening.
Today at 2:10 PM, I’ll go to visit my neurosurgeon, Dr. Johnson. I have every reason to believe that he will tell me that I no longer have to wear my neck brace. Since my hand cast came off a couple weeks ago, that would mean that today the visible reminders of my May 22 accident will be gone. For months I have looked forward to this day, but this morning I realize that while it is an end of one part of my recovery, it is the beginning of another.
I didn’t mention this in yesterday’s post, but I will not be doing the 2010 Ride for Mike route alone. The beautiful redhead will be my support driver. She will be following me and supporting me from our Honda Fit along the way.
I went back to January 1, 2009 to check out what I had to say about the new year. There I found some goals I had set out for myself. Now on January 1, 2010, I’m looking back — and forward. One thing I know about it all is that I can’t go back and change what happened and I have no idea what tomorrow will bring.
I finished it! Not having a lot of time for reading for pleasure, it has taken me quite awhile to finish my latest read, Long Way Round. Finally, this weekend, I was able to complete it. With the end of the book come the beginning of my plans for my own ride.
Saturday I had the opportunity to drop in on the open house for the new Greenville Cycling Center presented by Jim Cunningham Coaching. Jim has put a lot of work — and investment — into this new business. It was great to see many in the cycling community come out to show their support.
First step to successful preparation for the Challenge to Conquer Cancer ride to Austin. http://twitpic.com/lshsv # Starting to fill out all the RideForMike.com Wall of Love magnets. http://twitpic.com/lq550 #
First step to successful preparation for the Challenge to Conquer Cancer ride to Austin. http://twitpic.com/lshsv