The break felt good ~ from miles and blogging. I completed The Great Cycle Challenge for the month of June. I logged 300.69 miles on the bike and raised a little over $600 for children’s cancer research. Although the donations were raised for children, I dedicated my ride and miles to my Illinois neighbor and friend, James Boivin. I love a challenge and it was for a good cause. The month of June were the most miles I’ve ever logged in a month. Even on school days I had to get up. I got up every morning and tried to get out before the heat. I think there were about 3 days I didn’t ride due to rain or other circumstances. Well, worth the effort and time. When I first thought about the challenge I was throwing 500 miles around, I’m glad I came off of that number just a bit….;-)
During June I finally took a bicycle maintenance class. Especially, since my chain fell off on one of the long rides and I had to learn on the fly. I can now replace the inner tube and reset the chain. The correct patch to use because of the high heat. I know what I need to carry just incase. I’m glad I went and I understand the mechanics of my bike much better. Also very important to carry a phone. I was warned that someday all of the above just might not work.
It has been a challenge to re-engage running after riding for a month and basically taking the next month off. I have gone on a few small runs. The first one I had to walk just a bit. Breathing a little too hard. All in all I’m getting it done.
I completed 300.69 for June and 23.90 for July ~ another 324.59 to add to the count. So far a total of 793.99 for the year, already passing 2014 total. There are 8,740.76 challenges remaining. Happy Miles To You!