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2010 MS150 Training Ride #6

Hey everyone! Here is the latest video of my training rides. You will notice that #5 is missing. This is intention. I’m still working on it. It’s going to be quite a different video than these. Stay tuned. In the mean time, here is Feb 13th, 2010 Training Ride #6:

Just a few things to add: My watch/GPS said I did 48 miles, while the map was 46 miles. I did ride with a friend and her father for almost the entire route. It was nice to not have to ride alone! At one of the rest stops, I had stepped in some standing water which got my shoe covers wet. (Which I found out about later) This was a major reason why my feet were cold for most of the ride! Argh! For those that are interested, below is the map that they give us. I’ve modified it a little to fit here, but you get the idea.

After the ride, I met up with some of my team mates Bayou City Outdoors at a near by Chili’s to warm up and fill out tummies with some grub. It was good to see that I wasn’t the only one who struggled with the cold that day!

About the video. My knowledge of Final Cut Express is coming along. I am realizing the limitations of my “camera” that I’m using. I am using a pocket camera on VIDEO mode. The camera is 3 years old and there for the battery gives out much earlier than it should! For instance: I really wanted to video the entire road trip out to the location and was then going to speed it up in Final Cut, but if I had done that, the battery would have been dead for the bike ride! Also it is kinda hard to remember to VIDEO stuff! I’m supposed to be training! Lol!!! Oh well, I’m giving it my best shot and I’m having fun while doing it.

Please, don’t forget to donate to my MS150 fund. The money goes to raising funds for research to help find a cure for MS. I ride because those who have MS, can’t. All these videos, all these training rides, the big ride in April, it’s not about me. None of this is. It is about raising money to find a cure. Help out and donate. Thank you!


MS150 – 2010 version

Getting started for the new round…

We rode 26 miles on the first day of the new year! Best way to start it if you ask me! Thanks to Brenda for organizing the BCO event.

Donate to my cause here. Thank you!

Too long gone…

Now it’s just a shame that I haven’t been here in too long. So much has happened since my last real entry.

First off, I did complete the MS150 back in April. Unfortunately, the first day of the race was rained out! The entire halfway point campsite got washed out! I luckily hitched a ride with Bayou City Outdoors and camped out with them. The following day they took me and quite a few others to the start site and we were off! It was not my best ride, but considering that I didn’t get a chance to ride the second day LAST year, it was a nice new route to me. Tons of people were out there. Still an amazing event. Total money raised for MS, around $1700!!! Thank you to all my sponsors, ya’ll were tremendous!

After the MS150, I took a break from much of my Athletic activites. I finally found a new place to live and have moved! I spent about 2 months getting the place fixed up. New coats of paint, new outlets, switches, closet shelving, etc…there is more to do, but I am now living in it. And that’s a good thing! I need to get some pictures up soon.

Back at the Marathon training. I’m training again with USA Fit, Houston. They have graciously made me an assistant coach in the yellow pace group. That’s been great! I made registration for the 2010 Houston Marathon. Lucky, considering that the full marathon registration list sold out in 48 hrs. I also am registered for the MS150 ride again. This time I got early registration priority due to having raised over $1000 from last year. Hopefully I can do that again this year!

So now, I’m up to CURRENT events…
Today is my birthday day. Nice even number of years at 38! Humorously, my scale in the bathroom has been set to 38 for over 6 months now, because I forgot I was 37! I was wishing my life away!!

Yesterday was the Houston Half Marathon. 13.1 mile around the Allen Parkway loop. Me and about 3000 other people. In 2007, my first year to run it, I finished in 2hr and 22mins. In 2008 I finished in 2:13. This year, I finished 1:59:49! A new PR!! Definitely awesome time!  Today after work I’ll be going to go and get a massage at my fav body work place, Kinetic Bodyworks. They do amazing work! Afterwards my sister and I will head on over to the Grand Luxe for some dinner, if it still isn’t raining too hard tonight. Sounds like a good day.

5th training ride. playing support…

This time it was all about being support. With my Bayou City Outdoors friends.

Lots of fun.

Whle I didn’t get a chance to ride, I did ride in a truck between rest stop 1 and 2 looking for people that needed help. It would have been a good day to ride and everyone looked good out on the road. There had been forcast for rain, but it held off until the very last minute. Basically until we were putting everything away, then the rain clouds just opened up!

As a treat for helping out all day, Bayou City Outdoors took all the volunteers out for lunch to Fuzzy’s Pizza in Katy. It was yummy. You can see the place and all the volunteers in the last of the photos.