It’s time to zip up the wonder woman suit. I need all the” super muscles” that I can muster up at this point in the game. The countdown to the big race is here. The Bearscat50 is this Sunday, June 5. Not only is it my first race back post cancer diagnosis, but it is the longest race I have ever done. And it happens to fall on national cancer survivors day. For me the race will be about celebrating life. I have a lot of friends and loved ones that I will be riding for on Sunday.
Am I ready? I am as ready as I am going to be. The thing about fitness is, you either have it or you don’t. I have received some solid advice from some of my friends that I look up to in the racing world and I’ve noted all of it! “Hydrate and eat on schedule” , “keep moving forward, no matter what the pace “and “it’s us vs. the course, pace yourself”- just to name a few
My father offered up his own parental advice. “Remember you are a winner when you get to the starting line”. Right, well…tell that to my ego.
Sunday is going to be a really hard day both mentally and physically for me. While I have been through a lot over the past year, one would think I would be able to dig deep and get through it. The thing is, I have been digging deep all year long- it has been a push for me. Let us see if I can translate all I have been through back into the bike.
Wish me luck!