I tweeted earlier this morning that I had officially registered for an exciting event and there are only 99 days to go! I am sure some of you are wondering WHAT I registered for since I have been talking about signing up for a 1/2 marathon for about a month now.
Well I didn’t sign up for a 1/2 marathon. I didn’t sign up for any kind of run actually. I am still planning on signing up for the Philly 1/2 in November, just not yet.
What I did sign up for though is going to benefit a great cause!
The MS City to Shore! This event is a 75 mile bike ride that will take me from South Jersey all the way to the Jersey Shore. The event is September 25th – 99 days away!
This was definitely something I decided to do very recently, but could not be more excited for!! My good friend Meghan and I joined a team so there will be a lot of support and fun along the way. I knew I wanted some sort of goal to work towards this summer but just didn’t feel like running was the best idea for me. I still plan to incorporate some running over the summer so I am prepared to start 1/2 marathon training come September!
I hope you all are as excited as I am about learning about and training for a 75 mile ride. It is a flat and easy course that will be focused on having fun more than finishing within a specific time.
Since I signed up through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, I was able to set up a fundraising page. The team I joined has a goal to raise $25,000 for the cause which I think is so awesome! This is my site in case you want to track my progress!
I know this is going to be an interesting and challenging summer. I have plans to purchase a new helmet and have my bike tuned up this weekend. I will also be doing some reading and chatting with experienced riders. I am so excited to start training for this ride! The month of September will be extra busy because I will be starting my first month of 1/2 marathon training as well.
Any tips or suggestions on how to be healthy and smart throughout this journey are greatly appreciated!