Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How do you stay motivated to ride through the winter?

This one has been a tough one, and I find I'm riding indoors more than I did last year at this time. If we're not cleaning up from a storm, we're in the middle of a deep freeze from another polar vortex.

I've been getting my training done at the YMCA and at P2 cycling at B&S Fitness. On Saturday, March 2nd, (coming up!), B&S is hosting an indoor cycling event titled, Pedal to End Cancer. The three hour event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society -- which you're all well aware of. The ACS has been a workhorse in the fight against cancer.

I'm committed to ride at least one hour on the trainer. (Every $100 raised for the ACS will get me 1 hour on the bike -- although I'm getting a late start with the fundraising.) Personally, I'd like to ride 2 hours. Three hours on a trainer could kill me. Haha...

You can find the fundraising link here: Pedal to End Cancer. I'd sure love your support!

I've cut back my Pan Mass Challenge this year and will be riding several small charity rides like this one and the upcoming Tour de Cure. The smaller events keep my training and momentum going, making it possible for my big ride -- the Wounded EOD Warriors ride in the fall -- to be successful. Each ride works in tandem with the next -- and the smaller goals keep me motivated through the winter. Thank you for your support! It's all coming together.

UPDATE: Thank you, Nancy and Fred Cronin, for sponsoring me in this event! I'm now committed to ride two hours for the American Cancer Society on Saturday. So fantastic! Many, many thanks, xoxo Tam