My HC Cycling), as well as my co-worker and newbie triathlete Liz, and another co-worker and seasoned triathlete, Amy. Amy's fiance Tim, who is also taking on IMMD, was there too, and one or two others. The ride is sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department. For thirty bucks you get a well marked road, a rest stop with tons of food and drink, and a fantastic lunch afterwards. Even a "pretend cyclist" like me had a good time, and it is definitely more fun to cover mileage like that with good friends than by myself.
|The Group: Chis, Amy, Tim, Jack, Liz, Me, Sean & Jerry|
|beautiful covered bridge at the rest stop, around mile 30|
|Liz, taking the bridge|
|kickass triathlete Amy -- we solved the world's problems on this ride|
|Sean & me|
|super proud of him|
Which brings me to this next 10 Day Dedication Block, from August 4 through 14, 2015. I have already highlighted several of my wonderful girlfriends, who also happen to be my co-workers (past and present). I can't imagine life without them in it. But I am also blessed with several girlfriends outside my office; they have been with me through so many different times and stages... some longer than others... but all significant and important to me.
I dedicate these 10 Days to My Girls... I don't know where I would be without you, and I don't want to ever find out.
I have to highlight these 6 amazing women in particular. Their impact on my life is immeasurable:
|Carrie, me and our boys, 2011|
"Cheddar": I am using your fake name. You know who you are. The moment we met in
|Shamrock Half 2014|
|California trip, 1999|
|40 year olds|
|Arbutus Firecracker 10K, 2014|
|at Jen's first half marathon, Annapolis 2014|
|Kate & me, and our girls|
|Tricia, after my very first 20 miler|
|With Tricia, at her marathon PR in Philly, 2013|
For all of the outstanding women I am lucky enough to call my friends, I have the following over the next 10 Days:
6 miles of Swimming
180 Miles of Biking (including my very first Century/100 Miler)
28 miles of Running
You will be in my heart, like you always are. When I am struggling or getting tired, I will draw upon any number of hilarious memories I have from each of you, and I will smile.