November 18, 2008

20 miles Down 80 to Go!

I just finished my first ever 20 mile bike ride.  I have to say it totally sucked eggs after 10 miles until about 18. Then after that I started to realize that I only had 2 miles to go.  I told myself I could go 2 miles anybody can go 2 miles.

It was hard and I had moments of doubts that I will be able to make it to 100 miles.  However, I made it to 20 so I just have to keep going.  Not that I don't think it will be hard and not that I don't think I will have MANY more moments of doubt but all I have to do is keep going.

The whole concept of enduring to the end has been on my mind over the past few days.  Not just in regards to a 100 mile bike ride but in regards to everything.  I am committed to this bike ride because I think it will help me to understand and apply this principle to my life more completely. 

I know that life is always going to have its ups and downs.  Hard times, good times, blessings and curses. However, in the end what matters the most is that we cross the finish line knowing that we trained, endured, and worked as hard as we could.

Okay, so now you are all aware what endorphins do to my brain.   They make me sappy and a little bit crazy.  Hey, isn't that better then me trying to blackmail people to give me pies?

Hope your having an awesome Tuesday.  I'm going to go hit the showers I STINK , good thing computers can't smell. :)


Heather Bowles said...

Okay, so I bought a thing to hook my bike to and I did it for only like 10min. and my butt is killing me. It fills so bruised. So today I got on there and I could only stand it for 5 min. and then I had to do my treadmill and eliptical instead. So how long does it take to get your butt used to it, because if my butt is going to hurt like this forever I just might not be able to stand it. I took my kids on a bike ride and I don't remember my butt hurting until I got home and we were gone along time on that bike ride. Any advice on what to do to help this problem. I still am not commited to the bike ride, but I am really thinking about it.

Willow said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You are amazing! If you can do 20, you can totally pull off another 80. I am still working up to 20 miles, but I am starting to like the process more and more.

In regards to bike seats, would it be totally uncool to mount a banana seat on my bike? I don't ever remember my butt hurting when I had a banana seat. Of course, the lack of pain could have something to do with being 6 and in good physical shape.

Oh, my finishing strategy is to actually tell people that I plan to ride for 100 miles. Then, if I get flaky, I'll have to confess to those people that I suck! So far it has kept me fairly honest. =)

The Larson Family said...

Way to go! You are my hero with all your goals. I'll have to cheer you on for your ride because we'll be living up there by then! I'm hoping to be pregnant other wise I'd consider trying the bike thing. In the mean time keep it up! You're awesome! We are moving to Utah the last week of December! When we are up there I will be calling you so we can visit you! I've been so excited to see you guys and your garden but I know it's not garden time anymore so I'll just get pointers for the spring!

Scott and Stacy said...

Wow Krissi that's great. I can't wait until I get this thing that's wrong with me figured out so I can start trainging again. It's comming up on us fast so I better get better so I can get my but ready for this thing.