So I did it. I rode 10 miles last Saturday morning for the Tour de Cure.
I didn't die in the middle of the ride and I raised 200 bucks for the American Diabetes Association.
It was the longest bike ride I've ever done. I'd been training, but never gone more than about 7 miles at a time so I was a little nervous and I was concerned because I'd never ridden the route... but I took off with my pandora station set to Ke$ha and my water bottle loaded with cold water.
The first leg was down hill and great... then was the trek up a slight hill... which you know was so much fun (sarcasm)... and the majority of the trek was a pretty flat trail along riverside and through the neighborhood across from Riverside.
I made it all okay. There were a few spots where I would start to feel like I was going to pass out.. which I blame on the fact that I do not eat before I work out. I should have made an exception for a long ride.
Anyway I pushed through and kept going... eventually the only people behind me were fat kids. But I wasn't riding to beat anyone but myself.
I was pretty proud of making it the entire way without walking at all... until I got to the hill that took us back into the neighbhorhood. My knee could not take that motherfucker... so I walked it up the hill then finished up riding the rest of the way.
Then I had to haul the bike back to where I parked and drive home... but I was still feeling woozy so Mems was good enough to come and get me after I loaded my bike up and took me home to eat and shower so I wouldn't pass out.
It is worth noting that I lathered myself in SPF 50 before the race and still came away with about 700 more freckles than before. My shoulders will soon be one large freckle.
Now I need something else to train for. Ideas?