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Next Year

Last year I rode in my first Tour de Cure ride. Our team of 4 rode 32 miles around Long Beach last spring. It was the hardest thing I had ever done physically but I did it! As soon as I finished I knew I wanted to do it again.

Having two stents put into my heart last November and the fact that my incision from the second surgery I had to have is still healing brought me to the decision to skip this year’s event.

More than anything I want to ride those 32 miles with confidence and strength which were not present last time. It was almost to the point of me crawling across the finish line. But in sticking to my Life Diet for 2013 I know I need to not push myself and especially rush myself into anything.

Now I am working on eating better, exercising, and not stressing myself out. It’s not easy but I am already seeing a change and the benefits!

Last Saturday I had zero plans. None. And I decided that morning to see if my buddy was up to maybe getting together for dinner. That would never EVER happen before. I would undoubtedly already have my entire day scheduled and if I even thought about having dinner with a friend I would email them and plan it for a month later.

I’m serious. This was like make believe or something.

Anyhow, we did the same thing Sunday. After church I called a friend and we met up at the movies.

It’s weird that this is such a big deal but honestly, it is like a whole new world (cue the Aladdin song).

So for now, and all this year, I am going to slow down and not stress. Get really into this Life Diet thing and make it happen.

Tour de Cure, see you next year.


Reader Comments (1)

I'm in! That was a crazy day, but I would totally do it again in a heartbeat.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClay

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