Tuesday, January 3, 2012
And the training begins...and the fundraising continues
2012 is upon us, which means the next 8 months of my life will be consumed by biking. Having just returned from a major swing dance event and workshop in Asheville, NC, I'm a little melancholy to be averting my attention away from the swing dancing. It's good to know there are always other adventures waiting to be had.
Anyway, I'm ready to officially start the unofficial training and work off some of those holiday cookies! Here's what I'm thinking in general: a lot of swimming and a lot of indoor biking at the gym. This morning was a good start at the pool with 50 solid laps. Soon I will be posting a more thought out calendar for training, but for now my schedule is too insane to think about a regular workout schedule. I'll keep my blog updated with my training log on the Bike and Build page. I will also continue to update my fundraising thermometer there.
I'm very excited to have surpassed the $500 mark, which is the required amount to have raised by the end of January! I'm preparing a press release to send to the local newspaper to try and rally support from my community. I'm also in the process of sending out a major mailing of letters to tons of acquaintances.