I'm now just a day and a half away from the big ride. I met and exceeded my fundraising. I cannot thank all of you enough for your donations. (Side note, they accept donations up to October! So you still can if you want.) I've been going through a lot of emotions this week with the ride so close. Excitement, fear, nerves, doubt, acceptance... on and on.
I'm truly excited to be part of something so huge and so amazing and to meet all sorts of new people along the ride. But I'm having a lot of self-doubt that I can make it. I know adrenaline will carry me the first hour or so, but after that.... it's going to be brutal. The good news is the weather is supposed to be amazing. MUCH cooler than normal and sunny. and i'm starting at 7AM so it will be nice and cool.
I drove my route last night to get a feel for what I'm in for. I'm glad I did, but I kind of wish I hadn't. I'm more scared. It IS a gorgeous ride in the country. With a lot of hills. I'm just not used to hills. Not to mention the furthest I've gone on any training ride is still 5 miles less than the actual route. I know I'll get through it. Because I have to. And when I think of the suffering my godmother and every other person lost to cancer has gone through, a little bike ride is nothing.
I feel silly. Heh.