Monday, June 1, 2009

Riding for Trista

I have to do something.

I just happened to see an ad in Facebook for the Blue River Century and Metric Century ride which is a benefit for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

While it may not be the smartest decision I have ever made, I feel like it is something I am supposed to be doing.

I signed up to for the metric century distance(62.1 miles, 3,500 feet of climbing). So on June 20th, I will set out to ride in Trista's honor.

I am woefully unprepared to do this, but who is ready to hear those three words. You have cancer.

I still have almost 3 weeks to train and prepare myself as best as I can to get through the day.

While I am training and able to take rest days if I need to or if I am just not feeling motivated, Trista has chemo treatments. She doesn't have the luxury of choosing.

So many times we have more than one choice as we go about our lives.

Kelly, Laiken, Brittany and now Trista and so many others, too many others.

Cancer, choose.

Choose your cancer.

It's not fair. It's just life.

Choose your life.



  1. Ross I'm so sorry to hear about your niece. She will definitely be in my prayers.

  2. Okay, just so you know. I cannot stand Lance Armstrong. There. I said it.

    But I freaking love that you're taking this on... And as you know, sometimes it really isn't the training, but the relentless mental preparation we put into these things... Three weeks is plenty of time for you to decide to rock the damn thing.

    And I have no doubt you will.

    For Krista and all of those angels watching over you both during this journey.

    L&L... x62.1

  3. Sounds like a tough ride, especially to someone like me that has only cycled in spin class. I think it is wonderful that you are doing this in Trista's honor. Best wishes on your training and on the ride.

  4. Kelly,

    Thank you for keeping Trista in your prayers. Sometimes that is all we can do.

  5. Shayna,

    Interesting. I think a lot of people feel that way about Lance.

    I still get luxury of being able to prepare myself to do this. Thanks for your support.

    L&L X 11 X 13.

  6. Middalia,

    So Turtles can ride too? Thanks for your support.