Well, I was hoping to keep up with my blog like I said I would. But things have been really hectic lately (when aren’t they!?). My husband’s been doing a lot of travel. This week he is in Mexico. with two kids and getting ready for school, and Hotter than Hell, there hasn’t been much time for anything else, well except for work.
We had a great Tour de Cure!! Eleven members rode on July 24th with 4 of us riding 100 miles, 4 riding 100k, and 3 riding the 15 mile routes. Everyone had a great time. One member completed his first ever century! Another member completed her 2nd 100k and 2nd rally ever! We had a first time rally rider who was 8 years old who completed her 15 miles!! I was and am very proud of our team. There is nothing that can stand in our way to support such great causes!!
Part of the team is in the final preparation stage for To Hell and Back. What’s that you ask? Well, there are about 12 of us crazy members who think we can ride 300 miles in one weekend at the end of August in this Texas heat. We are attempting to ride 100 miles from Denton to Wichita Falls on Friday the 27th of Aug, then ride the 100 mile route at HH100 on the 28th, followed by a ride back to Denton for another 100 miles on the 29th. The ride will be fully supported with SAG and support from our very own team sponsors, The Bicycle Path. Our final logistics meeting is Wednesday of this week so hopefully, we’ll be all good to go after this weekend.
We’ve been training all summer long with The Bicycle Path on Sunday mornings. We’ve been a co-host to a Hotter Than Hell training program that ramps up the mileage and includes at least one rally a month to get ready for HHH. Last year, I had the opportunity to take tons of pictures. This year, our team has grown into a powerhouse of crazy fast riders. Needless to say, in hopes of hanging on to the end of the pack, I’ve opted to not lug around the camera. Even without the camera, it has been hard to hold on. But I am very proud of the team and I just keep telling myself – “they’re younger, they’re faster, and I just gotta stay with them!” : )
The kids have been keeping me busy too. Between summer visits with the grandparents and Boy Scouts and ushering at church, it has kept me on my toes. But there is nothing better than seeing my kids grow to be mature and thoughtful and mindful of others. We’ll be starting to get them to ride the local Monday night rides with The Bicycle Path hopefully starting next week. There are two other kids (both 5) who have already ridden with our Mon night group a couple of times. Before long, we’ll have a family friendly, easy paced ride for all to enjoy!
Well, gotta go. Tons to do!! Stay tuned!!
Oh! I finally did sign up for my first Livestrong Challenge in Austin at the end of October!! It consists of a run on a Saturday and a ride on a Sunday. I’m starting back on my Couch to 5k running program (because I don’t run) so stay tuned for some grapefruit stories (of my knee, that is!). : ))