Monday, July 26, 2010

Going Virtual This Year

Cycling has taken a back seat to family and restoring my health this summer as I take a break from the PMC this year. No massive fundraising campaigns, no training schedule and long weekend rides. It's been nice to have this break after 7 straight PMCs -- especially after last summer's bone marrow infection.

This year I'm registered as a "Virtual Rider", fundraising for The Jimmy Fund, and still an official PMC rider. (Afterall, it is the fundraising that truly counts, not the miles.) I am just $255 shy of raising $30,000 for the Jimmy Fund since my first PMC in 2003!

My health is improving (bone marrow, kick ass!) and I'm working on getting stronger despite the ups and downs. Yesterday I rode a shortened version of the Tri-State Cohen Classic, looping a 40 mile route from North Hampton to Portsmouth, NH. In the past I've been able to fly on the 75 mile ride, but yesterday I found myself taking it slow, happy to complete 40. There's always next year.

The PMC is just a few weeks away! Mike and I are hosting the team's annual Pre-PMC Pasta Dinner/Cyclopath Summer Gathering next week to cheer on the riders. Go Team North Shore Cyclopaths!

If you are able to make a small donation towards my virtual ride, that would be terrific. Please visit the donation link in the right column. Thank you for your continued support! I'll be back in action next summer! -- Tam