Don't Make Change too Complicated: Just Begin!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

NOW She Tells Me

After this hill-acious ride, Gina looked at me and said,"This is where they bring the professionals to ride when they come into town." I asked, "You mean the ride we just finished?" "YES!," she replied. It was a VERY good thing I did not know this before hand...there are just some things that are best left unsaid!

You will notice there are no pics of the landscape...that is because whether going up or down I could not afford to even take one hand off the handle bars to take a photo...I know Heather will be happy! I had to focus! So please just imagine...canyons, cliffs, pine forests,,,,men cutting timber, big hills and me going down shouting "WHEEE" as my pig tails flew in the wind...or at least Dan and I thought about pig tails! He mentioned a web site......

Nick the chocolate chip cookie fiend kept asking me how I was doing as I was climbing up, up and away. I innocently told him, it does not seem like up...except that I am going so slow I know it is up. Well, when I came down, it was hard to believe I went all the way up..unbelievable! I was asked how I made it...I told them I was channeling Lance Armstrong...and envisioning him at the top and me freshening my lipstick to greet him! LOL. A girl can have a fantasy can't she?

Up, Up and Away (roll over pics for captions)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Recommittment...I Need to Write you a Love Song

Many mornings I had passed this very spot thinking , "Oh the light is so beautiful at this time in the morning! I need to photograph it." I do not think the pic carries the light and beauty of all these lines like it does in real life. All the beams and lines are supported by these beams much like our lives are supported by all the people that support the foundations in our lives....

It is time for me to recommit to Team in Training. That means that I must formally commit to doing the ride that I have been training for during the past 3+ months. I could not wait to do so! I am riding in honor of 8 individuals who have battled cancer or are battling cancer.

Will you recommit with me and make a donation if you are able? Just like in the photo, we need to shed light into the dark places...these dark places ... that are cancer. So many of us have been touched by this awful disease. We need to fund the work for a cure. All along I have said little by little the money will come in and it has, and I thank you... and funding cancer research is an awesome task and it takes all the beams and supports to found a program that looks comprehensively at this problem called blood cancer. Please make a contribution if you are able.
Love, Cece