Sunday, September 19, 2010

I am a Wonder Woman !

this is me before heading out !
Record heat...bugs...wind resistant....killer hills....crazy drivers....smells of cattle....Sound Like fun? Despite these minor hurdles the Wonder Woman bike ride was amazing ! And the west desert was surprisingly beautiful. I loved being out in nature, just me and my bike. Peddling with everything that was in me. Actually the first 12 miles was quite nice. The last 3 miles to the aide station was alittle long. I wasn't used to going so far without stopping. But once I got there i had a snack, refueled, caught my breathe and was on my way again.
Halfway through the second round is where it started getting tough for me. I had about 8 miles to go. Every part of my body was burning. The heat was intense (it was 90 degrees outside) and I really wondered how I was going to make it. But then I could hear all the words of support of my friends and family echoing in my head...just keep going..just keep can do it. And I knew i would regret it if i didnt finish. So onward I went. Once I realized I could do it, i just wanted to be done. Thats when my second wind kicked in and im sure the pure will to want to finish is what got me there.
Crossing the finish line was the most amazing feeling of my life ! My family, including my parents were there. As I came around the corner I could hear the yells and name being called. It was such an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment. I loved every minute of it and I cant wait to do it again.
I for got to mention I biked 30 miles in 4 hours. As of today I have biked 238 miles since July 17th.


br_oden said...

That is so awesome!! I wish I could have been there to cheer you over the finish line. It is a good thing it wasnt in AZ> We had record heat at 109 yesterday. It does sound nice to be out in nature, peace and quiet. Oh yeah and the burning of muscles. ha ha You rock wonder woman!!!

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