Did my “near Century,” 94 miles today, including the first 45 miles of the H2B ride itself. At the end of the ride, our neighborhood tom was in the parking lot to greet me.
The ride–if I am honest–was rough. I am not in the same shape I was in last year–the hills seemed really brutal, particularly those after 55 miles. But I did it, and lived to tell about it. I think–I THINK–that if I can do these 94 on my own, I should be ready to do the 122 with the support of the H2B riders and crew.
At the really tough parts on today’s ride, when I wondered wheter I could actually make it up the hill, or keep going until the next pit stop, I recalled all those folks living with HIV and AIDS, and all those families living with HIV and AIDS–my thanks renewed for the opportunity to push myself for this ride, for support of these terrific organizations and the communities they serve.
I know that these rubbery knees of mine are a reminder of my blessings. It is a blessing to be part of their village, if even temporarily. Don’t you want to join me in being so blessed?