I don't write this to be self-deprecating. Please know that.
I am so grateful for those in my family who could be at the finish line when I got there (a few hours later than expected), my ride buddy & team who kept me going, everyone who posted a comment on social media, sent a text, said a prayer (that reminded me to pray), & checked in on me when I went radio silent yesterday!
I don't think I'm a hero....I just rode a bike. Yes, a long way, in less than ideal (ok, sucky) conditions, but really, I just pedaled...a lot.
As I recovered today, I heard stories about complete strangers pulling peoples' babies out of upside down cars about to be carried off by storm water and police stopping a person from stabbing college students. These are heroes!
And really and truly, y'all are heroes. Everyone who donated last year to earn me this Superstar ranking, and everyone who donated this year to get me there again. Not to mention my endless banter about riding that y'all continue to follow! 😉
Thanks for being a great community of support and helping those who have MS know that people are fighting for them and praying for them. I'm glad I could shine a spotlight on this horrible disease, & raise money for better treatment and a cure.
If anything, let this weekend inspire you to get moving. We only get so many trips around the sun, so get out there & explore this world. You don't have to bike the MS150 or participate in an IronMan (it's cool if you do. No, I'm not doing an IronMan next). Go for a jog or a walk around the block before dinner. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Whatever you are able to do, do it! Last January, when I finished my first training ride of 16 miles, I thought "what in the heck have I gotten myself into!" Now I spent the last two days biking 140 miles (yes, I skipped a part. Yes, I know I "owe some of y'all 10 miles". 😉). The point is, you CAN do it, but you have to start. So GO, get off your phone and go live and move!
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