I'm taking the advice and encouragement that you guys gave me to heart. I gave it a lot of thought and made a list of some of the things I'd like to do to in my "me" time. Today I signed up for a local charity bike ride! It's called Tour de Pink 2009 and its scheduled for September 13th at Prairie View A&M University which is just outside of Houston. I'm so excited! Starting in August, they are offering a training session and a few training rides to help get us novice riders in the swing of things. Even though I rode the MS150 in 2005, that was a long time ago and I need to brush up on my group riding skills.
I'm following the lead of Donna B. and MaryFran, in a way. They both are addicted to bike events and I'm so impressed by their dedication and determination! They are having so much fun and getting healthier with every ride. I'm going to start riding in as many events as I can fit in. I loved riding the MS150 to Austin and even though I don't have a team or anyone to ride with, I'm looking forward to meeting the other riders in the training rides for the Tour de Pink. The best part about this ride is it is for riders of all levels. I'm riding in the 23 mile course but the also have a 12 mile, and 47 mile, and on up. I don't think I'll ever be a "race" cyclist, but I hope to at least build my speed and endurance and lose some weight at the same time!
I think this is just the boost I needed to give me something else to work towards and not just focus on losing weight. Now I need to get busy and ride more and add some strength training in my weekly exercise. I like working with weights but I always feel like I don't know what I'm doing. I think I'll check out Mizfit's videos and go from there.
Since the Tour de Pink 2009 is a charity ride benefiting breast cancer, I have to raise money for this awesome cause. If you want to make a donation, please visit my personal page here. I'll be adding a widget to my blog later to make it nice and easy to make a donation.
Okay, folks, it's Friday! Woo Hoo! Have a good weekend and drink plenty of water! Whether it's hot where you are or not, drink that H20! See, you got me all feeling better and now I'm telling about your water again!