What is the prize? That is a very good question!! I have my eyes on a ten mile race, a few half marathons a 50k and a lot of long rides on the bike. My ultimate goal for this year however is either a 50 mile race or a double century on the bike. I love pushing my body to extremes and only giving myself seven months to be ready is what I need to get back to where I want to be as an athlete. Long before my injury a 50 mile race was my goal for 2018 and you better believe me when I say I will finish a 50 mile race this year.
However I miss being on my bike, I miss the challenge and I miss the freedom of covering fifty miles in a few hours. The bike was my first love and means the world to me. I mean the bike saved my life and although I have had two severe accidents the past two years but I still want to be back on the bike. When my son and daughter are in the car with Kate and I and see someone running or on their bike they say "Daddy can we watch you race this year?" or "Daddy is that your friend?" It motivates me. I want my family to be there when I race, I want to see their smiles as I cross the line, I want Kate to be driving them past me while I'm racing on the bike, I want them to see that Daddy doesn't give up when things get tough. It is odd to say but running and biking is the best way I can teach my kids to work their butt off when they are faced with any challenge in life.
As you can tell I'm not sure what I want to do, the fun part is I can ask you the reader. Below is a poll, give an answer and whichever answer has the most votes is the race I will do this fall!!