Monday, March 4, 2013

One (more) small step

Yesterday I took a leap of faith. I had signed up for Ridin' for Research, an indoor cycling fund raising event for the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. My longest indoor ride since the accident had been 70 minutes long, so I signed up for one of the four 80-minute sessions at the event. But I made myself a promise that if I felt good at the end of the first session, I would go for another one. And I did. But the big unknown was how I would feel the next day.

Well, here it is, one day later, and I my legs are still attached to my body. I expected the quads to feel a bit more tired, as I also did more out-of-the-saddle simulated climbing that I have done since the accident. But aside form a very slight tired feeling in the quads, I feel great!

One more small step.

Today will be a recovery day, focusing mostly on Pilates, stretching, and massage, and maybe some light spinning.

My pledge requests for the Ridin' for Research event were to recognise my friend, Kari Lee Admundson, who has been battling colon cancer for the past year. Because of some generous people who answered my call when I was looking for donations, we were able to raise $140, $40 over the goal I had set.

Contributors in Kari's name:
- Ann Graf
- Eric Unrein
- Jacob Herber
- Mark Duchrow
- Sandra Cunneff
- Tim & Lis Neal

One more small step.
Thank you all, and God bless you.

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