It's just like riding a bike.
It has been a crazy couple of weeks. I did not end up taking the new job. It is a long story, but is all for the best. I am happy where I am, and I feel like this is directing me in a different way, so I am moving on and looking forward.
Around the same time we got a call that Seth's Grandma White, who was battling lung cancer, had taken a down turn and we should come see her. We spent some time with her for a couple of days, and then she passed. Seth's dad took it very hard, since Grandpa White passed away less than a year before. Seth was sad, but knew that in the long run it is better that she is not suffering.
On August 8 I dedicated my 25 mile ride in Pelotonia to Seth's grandma. I had decorated my bike, and it looked so cute. I also made a black arm band that said "riding in memory of Charlene White". I learned a lot in my first year. I will never ride it again on a cruiser bike, there were hard core riders passing me telling me how brave I was; um, what?! I also got many votes for best bike, lol. Maybe that evens it all out. I had to walk up a hill or two, but I am sincerely proud that I made it all 25 miles. Next year my mom is thinking of joining me, and we will train up to 50 miles.
|Handlebar streamers made of ribbon, yarn, lace, etc,|
|Skull and crossbones on my basket.|
|Matching Streamers for my hair.|
|Almost ready to go.|
|Waiting to start photos.|
|You can really see the armband in this one.|
|Almost time selfie.|
|Half way point selfie.|
|Crossing the finish line.|
|Ready for a margarita. |
This was an amazing experience. I am so proud of myself for making it through. And for meeting my fundraising goals. Go me.