Sunday, September 19, 2010


Running with my team GoRun (Greenville Organization of Runners)

MS Bike Ride

Last weekend I rode in the MS Bike Tour. I rode a total of 125 miles. On Saturday September 11th I rode 75 miles in 5 hours and 25 minutes. On Sunday I rode 50 miles in 3 hours and 17 minutes. It was very painful and I nearly cried the last 12 miles. I felt every emotion known to man and couldn't be happier to rack up my bike.

Here are some of my Facebook updates during the ride:

September 7 at 12:39pm
MS150 bike ride will be here before I know it. Im counting on my hard headedness and stubbornness to make it over that finish line.

September 9 at 9:50am
Up till 2am, packing my bags. Im finishing homework for the week so that I can be focused. Im already part way into "focus -mode" where I appear to be almost zombie like because I can think of nothing but the race.

September 10 at 12:08amFocused. Finally.

September 11 at 1:16pm 20 miles to go for day one!

September 11 at 3:09pm Finished in 5 hours 25 minutes, 74.9 miles.

September 12 at 4:44am Heavy rain in tent city. Wondering about the days ride...

September 12 at 8:41am 10 miles in and i have learned something. Men in tight singlets makes me giggle. Trust me you would too if you see what im seeing.

September 12 at 10:49am Im f**king miserable. 12 miles to go and id rather tear my legs off.

Finished. That was ridiculous.

September 12 at 6:33pm Icing my knees while driving to greenville. What a day! "a rollercoaster of emotions!"

September 12 at 8:58pm 125 miles - 8 hours, 41 min. What a weekend. Thank you for all your well wishes, motivation, and support. I hit the wall with 12 miles to go and I felt every emotion from anger to sadness to pure agony. Im so glad it's over for me, but we still have so much more work to do to find a cure.


Im now focused back on running. I have my half marathon in just a few weeks but in the meantime I am racing every other weekend until December! Hard to beleive I signed myself up for this craziness.

Fall is here and the weather is beautiful. I love the thought of being able to go for a run with the cool wind in the air and a bright pink under armour hoodie on my back :-) I just ordered sleeves (sounds silly, I know) so I will stay warm this fall and winter while I pound the pavement.