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30 Days of Biking [Apr. 3rd, 2012|03:41 pm]
Zoethe
I have committed to biking every single day of April. This is the beginning of my training for the Pedal to the Point Ride in August, where I will attempt to ride 150 miles in two days. (Or if you all donate a total of $2,000, an extra 25 on the first day.

I will be talking more about donations soon, but for right now, I'm just hoping to get through this bike challenge. I've ridden for the first three days of the month, but I'm coming off of being incredibly sick and I'm still fighting to get my strength back. 11 miles of riding feels like a LOT right now, and I used to do twice that quite casually. It's going to be quite the personal challenge.

I didn't get on my bike once all last year. Not a single mile ridden. This year I've already put 145 miles on my bike. It's going to be a better year.
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[User Picture]From: pachamama
2012-04-03 08:08 pm (UTC)
What a fantastic project! Best of luck!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-04-04 12:59 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: pachamama
2012-04-04 02:25 am (UTC)
BTW In case you didn't know my real name, I'm the one who has donated.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-04-04 11:07 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, thanks so much! My first donation! Yay; I'm so excited!!!
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[User Picture]From: tigerlily_blue
2012-04-03 10:14 pm (UTC)
Supporting you from afar! A little bit further each day - you can do it!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-04-04 12:57 am (UTC)
Today was 9, and tomorrow may be an "around the block" day with other serious exercise. My knee is grousing at me a bit. But you're right; every day counts!
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[User Picture]From: tigerlily_blue
2012-04-04 01:46 am (UTC)
Also, don't forget the power of Vitamin I - Ibuprofen!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-04-04 11:02 am (UTC)
My favorite vitamin! LOL!
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[User Picture]From: phillipalden
2012-04-03 10:49 pm (UTC)
Good for you! And Good Luck!

(I do 20 push-ups a day - at least most days.)

When I was a younger man I rode my bike everywhere.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-04-04 12:58 am (UTC)
I like riding to do errands. It feels very accomplished!
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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2012-04-04 12:07 am (UTC)
I missed April 1, but plan to ride every other day this month. Gee, wouldn't it be amazing if we both biked to Chicago and met there ? I think it's about half way between us.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-04-04 12:59 am (UTC)
That would be! Alas, there is that pesky "job" thing that keeps ruining all my fun....
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[User Picture]From: coyotegoth
2012-04-04 02:03 am (UTC)
That does it- you're inspiring me to get back on *my* bike :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-04-04 11:02 am (UTC)
WOOT!!!!
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2012-04-04 02:12 am (UTC)
good luck!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-04-04 11:02 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: samcallahan
2012-04-04 02:59 am (UTC)
I'm excited for you! I started biking again last year, and with the mild weather, have biked a lot this year. I'm up to about 309 miles this year, with a longest ride of 30 miles.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2012-04-04 11:08 am (UTC)
That's awesome! I would have gotten a lot more in but for being so darned sick during much of the good weather.
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[User Picture]From: unmutual
2012-04-04 11:54 am (UTC)
Good luck!
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