Monday, March 26, 2007

Week ending March 26th,

140.4 miles, 196 pounds
The week ended in a 53 mile ride most of which into a 30 mile an hour wind. It was a great workout and a very good test for the Iron Horse. I did not have the altitude to worry about, but otherwise a good test. Contributions continue to pour in. The total, with matches from the sponsors are now over $9,000. Thanks to all!!!

Week ending March 19th

123 miles, 197 pounds
I could not get outside this week, but had good workouts. Donors continue to amaze me with generosity, continued thanks to all.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Week ending March 12

147 miles, 198 pounds
Another great week! I finally got some miles in outside as well as some incredible generousity for MAW! As of the end of the week, with Donor matching, we're over $3400! Well over halfway to our first wish! THANK YOU to all who’ve donated and those who plan to!
With deference to Holly Hunter, "Turn to the right" and you can see how we're progressing.

Week ending March 5th
144 Miles, 199 pounds
What a great week! Lots of miles, including 40 on Saturday as well as the first time under 200 pounds in a long time. In the picture, you can see I'm sporting the O.U. colors training in the garage! On top of the training side, I started receiving donations this week, and am overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity. Many have sent emails telling me what is coming, other brought checks and forms to my desk. It is a honor and blessing to be able to do this for the MAW kids! Thank you all for the help. Next week, I’ll start posting a progress chart on the way to “Three Wishes”!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

February Progress Diary

Week ending February 5th
140.6 miles, 205 pounds
This was my biggest mileage week yet, and I am feeling stronger! However, the weather is keeping me inside, and the garage is getting tougher to handle. Weight not cooperating either at this point.

Week ending February 12th
139 miles, 203 pounds
Another great week of training. Spin class seems to be my best simulation for climbing and it is getting easier. Weight is moving downward again.

Week ending February 19th
122.0 miles, 203 pounds
Happy Valentines Day! Unfortunately it was not a great one for us; my Grandmother, Lucille Irvin, passed away at 93 years old. Up until 30 days ago, she was able to live at home. She had a good long life, and I was very blessed to have her in my life. I am confident she will be doing all in her power to help me up those tough hills in Colorado in May.

Week ending February 26th
124.3 miles, 201 pounds
Major update this week was from my annual physical. It appears all this exercise does pay off, pulse, blood pressure and EKG all showed positive results. Challenge in training this week is fatigue. Just a bit tired from the day in/day out workouts. Going to try getting a bit more sleep and see if it helps. Otherwise, I may increase the length of time in each workout, but back off frequency. This would have the secondary benefit of increased time on the bike. (like the big day!)