Thursday, July 2, 2009
In keeping with the daily video blogs my coworker, Jeanette, has a sister that was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma shortly after I was. Her treatments did not go as smoothly as mine did and she has recently been diagnosed with recurrent disease. She has a tough road ahead of her and today's ride was for her.
Having issues getting motivated to put in the required miles and time in order to get better on the bike. My end game is to purchase a new bike (next year), get up the west side of Snicker's Gap (1000 ft high roughly and this summer) and then ride in a half-century (50 mile ride this summer). After getting some inspiration from Lance Armstrong's Daily Video blogs where he dedicates a ride to someone, I though I would do the same. My dedications aren't specific to cancer survivors or victims, but hopefully by focusing on others and using their fights/heroism/etc, I can find the motivation to make the necessary sacrifices.