Happy Leap Year, Friends!
Even though I battled a heck of a tender back today and wasn't feeling strong enough to run, I still got to the gym for my plank a day and time on the mill. I walked 3.5 miles at an incline between 3-4%. Incline training is like taking my vitamins. I don't like to do it, but I know they are good for me.
Making my day even better, I'm so happy to be raising funds for this summer's 3-day 300 mile bike tour to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I love this organization and the good work it brings to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Not only do the children realize a dream come true during a difficult time, but families too step away from doctor visits, medical bills and the stress that comes with having a sick child/sibling.
As a former staff member I know that each wish is as unique and special as the child doing the wishing. I'm so excited to ride for these kids this summer and am determined to raise enough money to sponsor ONE FULL WISH.
That's $7,500 as a minimum. (I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....)
Yesterday, my dear friends and business partners made a wonderful donation of $1,000 (WOW!) getting me well on my way.
Every little bit helps. I'm so grateful for any sized donation, so if you're inspired to join me in helping to grant a wish, I would love your support! You can donate easily on line:
If you're thinking you'd like to join me as a cyclist - and raise funds too (YAY!!!!) there is a 3-day 300 mile option and a 1-day 50 mile option as well.
My team ROCKS and we'd love to add new people to it. Last year, this team "Tour de Wishes" placed 5th in their division for Small Team Fundraising totals. This year, we are determined to raise even more and send more kids on their wish. With many, many kids waiting for their wish - we can't do this fast enough. In some cases, time is not on their side.
Here is a pic of me (middle) last year as Co-Tour Director along with 2 of my buddies Mrs Mac(left) and Twa (right).
Don't they look like nice people to ride with?
Let me know if you have any questions! I could talk about the Wish-A-Mile Bike Tour all day :)
- What is the farthest you have ever ridden?
- Do you know anyone who has had a wish?
- What would you have wished for when you were 10?