** ENDING 47 with 66 ** So I’m ending my 47th trip around the sun with a bang. I had a goal of completing a metric century ride in preparation for something bigger next year.
This is a 100 km (66 mi) ride. 🚲 For those that don’t know me well, this is a big deal. Reason is, I’m not really a cyclist. I’m an old-time skater who has equally enough of a hard time getting over wearing tight pants as I do peddling this distance 😂 Anyhow ... I went for it solo because my good friend Luke couldn’t make this one ... AND I DID IT‼️ I was spent after I completed it 💀and was only focused on nutrition 🌮🍺, a shower and a nap. lol. Which is why I’m just getting to this post. So here are the stats:
Distance: 66 miles (106 km) Time: 5:28:37 Calories Burned: 4,675 Average Speed: 12.0 mph Max Speed: 31.6 mph Elevation Change: 677 feet Total Pedals: A metric __ ton!
So what did I get out of this experience? A lot.
First, the obvious, the exercise. 🚵♀️ DUH … and the opportunity to support an inaugural event for a great cause. Beyond that, I achieved something that was tough. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I could do it, especially alone. But I stayed with what I’ve learned about achieving goals. Stay focused and don’t quit! Just don’t do it, DON’T QUIT. Focus on the prize at the end. 🏅
Even when it’s tough. My Dad’s voice is always popping into my head. “You can achieve anything you put your mind to.” Well, I certainly did that Pop! 🤜🏻🤛🏼 Finally, I got alone time. Time to reflect on things and hash out future goals. Time to focus on what’s important, what I’ve achieved in the last few years and what I want to achieve next. 🕑
I’ve been through a lot of tough situations in the past few years being an entrepreneur. But one thing that I know that is absolutely 100% true. Don’t let ANYONE steer you away from your dreams. Focus on what you want out of life and go for it! Find a great partner and build an even better team. Obtain laser focus. Go after your goals and don’t let anyone/anything stop you. Because you got this! ♥️🤗 It’s been one hell of a year! 🔥