Day three of #Ragbrai was a tough one.
Not only did we face a 20 MPH headwind most of the way, we opted to do the 23-mile “extra” loop! Yes. I know you’re probably thinking, “What the he–?”
After mile 80-something I was thinking the same thing.
No, really, it was an awesome challenge. I learned something HUGE that day.
I can go on, even when I want to quit.
It’s amazing the strength you find deep down when you’re really challenged. Ever notice that? My thoughts went to Penny who was–at the very moment I was biking–lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to chemo drugs. She would have given anything to be experiencing the pain I was instead of her cancer pain.
So, the 104-mile day was for Penny. Those who are struggling with cancer have to keep fighting on. Facing their mountains every single day. I faced mountains and discomfort for five days over Ragbrai–that’s nothing compared to what cancer patients face.
In other news:
We have a winner for the $50 gift card giveaway Emma was running on the blog while I was gone.
Krista J. McLaughlin–congrats, you won!
Email me within 72 hours to claim your prize: LynnRush (at) lynnrush (dot) com
We have another giveaway starting today!!