The Ride of Your Life

I’m sure the hyperbolic-ness of my post title wasn’t necessary, but it got your attention didn’t it? Just a few short days until my Tour de Cure ride kicks off. Temperatures look to be in the ridiculous but it should be a great time. I’m looking to record my next episode of Just Talking shortly after my ride so there will be more meaningful impressions via mp3. And now, for the last time (on the blog) I will remind you that I’m still fundraising through the end of our ride. Our team, Spokes People, is in the Top 10 of Friends and Family but my team Captain has asked us to push for the Top 5. I think we can do it, but I need your help.

http://main.diabetes.org/goto/christopherasnider – Enjoy your weekend, my eager-readers.

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Final Week

Last week I finally got back on my bicycle after over a month of doing anything but riding. Thanks to a recently purchased odometer, I know that initial ride was barely 11 miles. Thanks to Chris being terribly out of shape, I know that my body was unbelievably sore and my endurance is not what it needs to be for a 20-mile ride this weekend. Should be fun times.

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Arrested Development

I’ve been doing a lot of running around lately. I can’t really explain what is going on right now, but yea…busy, busy Chris. I think the busy times are helping me enjoy the more relaxing moments when they occur. Not exactly the means I’d like, but the ends are justified. Unfortunately (or fortunately if you like short blog posts) for you, that means I didn’t have the umph required for a well thought blog post. I have a lot of thoughts running around in my head, and I will capture them one at a time and try to figure out how to put them on paper (even if it’s virtual) in due time. For now, some quick thoughts.

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Just a Quick Ride

I’ve done a little bit of talking about Tour de Cure, but talk doesn’t really do me much good when it comes down to actually riding. 20 miles? No sweat. Yesterday I had an opportunity to take advantage of the streak of beautiful weather we have been experiencing and go for a quick ride on my new bike. I figured a few laps around the high school would be enough to get a feel of how the bike felt and determine if any immediate changes needed to be made to make sure I would be comfortable during extended rides. A few laps later…I got ambitious.

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Tour de Cure

Since I’ve started this blog I have made great strides to improve my health. I’m not at the gym 4 hours a day and I don’t always eat the healthiest food but 2008 was a LONG time ago. Everything isn’t perfect but I’m trying to make some kind of progress each day. A recent example of this progress is awareness. This might be my Diabetes, but there are millions directly affected by this disease. Surely there is more that I can do. (And don’t call me Shirley)

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