Trek Women
February 14, 2008

2-14-08 Crush "60 @ 60 in 6"

Cayucos_132 It's not about how many miles or hours, it's about why we did it.  Did I say that?  Well, here it is.  I did it because I was afraid to try but thought I could.  I wanted others to know what can be accomplished and I did it so that next time I can improve upon it.  I tried to measure to the best of my ability and that was either or both time and mileage.  Here it is: 65 miles in 5 hours and 40 minutes.  Now the details.

It rained last night and this morning but I was out and about early to start with full expectations to complete all 60 miles on the bike.  The sun was shining for about ten minutes, it was then that I thought I was experiencing the coming of Moses with the "tablets".  The wind was so bad I could hardly stay on the bike and it was going through my mind to trash this whole idea.  Why could this be happening when I told everyone that I was going to attempt this challenge.  I quickly executed plan "B" and moved to the gym.  For those of you that think it's easier in the "Gym", let me just say this... you have to pedal for every darn mile and there is no coasting in the gym.  I worked hard for my miles and I am claiming them all.  So don't be sending me comments about not being out on the road.  I am happy with my results and I can now raise the bar for my own personal goals.

By the way, I did not eat any chocolate today, smell any fresh flowers, or exchange a kiss with anyone.  I was isolated, and I feel good about what took place today.  It shows me that I can keep going forward and find new roads to travel.  I hope your day went as well and that you feel good about something that took place during your day.  Now, let's move on. 

Come Ride With me 


Have I mentioned recently that you are the coolest person I know? You are amazing!!! Great job on the bike! I know your Loveman is looking down on you and is in awe of how fabulous you are...because you are!!! You are always an inspiration!

Posted by: Susan | Feb 14, 2008 10:43:37 PM

Wow Marie, you are truly an inspiration. Nice work! Congratulations on achieving your feat. That is so awesome I can't get over it, the people at the gym must have thought you were totally out of your mind. :)

Posted by: Tori | Feb 15, 2008 9:51:15 AM

Thanks to both of you for your support. This is part of what keeps me going. I get the feeling that every time I walk into the gym they say, "Here she is, the lady that has lost her mind, but isn't she fun to watch".


Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Feb 15, 2008 8:01:42 PM

Awesome :D :D instead of cashing in on a perfectly good excuse to postpone or bail, you charged forth. YOU GO GIRL!!!! And... I bet you discover that people at the gym are saying pretty darned admiring things behind your back :)

Posted by: Sue | Feb 17, 2008 2:40:27 PM

Sue, I appreciate it when y'all take the time to reply.
I was so anxious to get out of that gym, I didn't wait around to see if anyone had anything to say. :)

Surprisingly I didn't feel too bad the next day.


Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Feb 19, 2008 12:09:17 PM

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