Friday, April 8, 2011

Good-bye Makeup, Hello Tanlines!

And so it begins! Its training time for this trip. Although it has snowed both times I have ridden outside so far, after my ride, the time to train has come.With fundraising going so well (almost $4000 raised!!!) it has made the reality of the trip more attainable. While I still can't really wrap my head around what we are about to do. I do know the reality of training.

I love cycling but each year at the beginning of the season there are pains and adjustments to make for life back on the bike. However, those slowly fade away as the miles increase and my tanlines become darker. I have been encouraged to keep track of those tanlines through the summer and share their progress with you, which I will do. I don't know if there are worse tans than cycling ones that cause interesting spectacles when where non-riding clothes.

I guess that is part of the trip. And I am realizing more and more how excited I am to share this adventure with you! Training makes it real, where before it was more like an idea to ride my bike cross country. Just like the trip to Americus gave me perspective on who we are riding for. Being on the bike gives me perspective that 80 miles a day will not be a walk in the park.

I have felt like this trip is special in whatever God is doing in my life and I don't know why. As I train, I am becoming more and more convinced that whatever He is doing at the end of all this I will have nothing to boast about. I will just be able to say, "look at what God had done!"

Let me know if you want to come and train with me, hill climbing starts next week! Thanks Everyone for sharing in this adventure with me. Here's to amazing tanlines!!!

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