Life Without Lupus - Wheels for a Life without Lupus: The Transition

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Transition

Wow, it's been a while since I've stopped to update you on the latest in my training ventures. But, first....Christmas and New Years were great. What terrific friends, family and supporters we have in this venture. Aside from my mother, mother-in-law, kids, Grandma, the deli guy at 73rd/Columbus in NYC telling me to eat more, training has most definitely begun to push out roughly 30 years of "20 extra pounds" (my Dad used to tell me just to chop off my head to lose those ugly pounds) so that's been helping, too. At Christmas, training was indoors because of the variety of freezing cold days, heavy winds, snow, etc, so I had time for lots of intensity and power training. Now that I'm straddling NY and FL, I'm finding that those early mornings and late nights of various power intervals has helped my endurance and ability to sustain difficult speeds for long durations. Over New Year's Eve, New Year's and last weekend, I amped up my time in the saddle to 3, 3.5, 4 and 4.5 hours. Gatorade and Redbull, mixed, provides quite the extra boost as the miles pile on. Oh, and ears full of Pat Metheny, Bucky Pizzarelli, Stevie Wonder and even Beethoven keeps the groove on. Getting to A1A along the southeastern coast of FL is worth the 20 mile ride to get there - wow, it has to be one of the most beautiful rides in the country. With the help of a p/r person from the Life without Lupus organization, we're about to get the word out more, so be on the lookout. For anyone who reads this, if you see anything in the press, anywhere, pass it on. The Lupus community and my daughter are all going to benefit from this journey. One more note of thanks to friends Elissa and Alan - a huge thanks for including this organization in your wedding gift list. Thanks to all!


Blogger Sally Paradysz said...

All of us benefit from this venture Chris, as you show us commitment, courage, and compassion, with every turn of the wheel.

love you,

January 7, 2009 10:16 AM  

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