A few weeks ago I spoke in a personal post about my goals to be the best possible version of myself for my daughter, my family, my clients, and myself. Today, I'm thrilled to share with you the next step on my journey.
About two weeks ago I was out picking up a coffee (ok a hot chocolate with whipped cream - yum!) when I saw a flyer for the 2014 Embridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. After taking a look over it I went wow...a 200+Km bike ride? That's really cool but I could never do it.
As disappointing as that initial reaction was, it didn't last long. By the time I reached work a new conversation was going on in my head....
Maybe I could do it...
...would my bike make it through?
Would I make it through?
How would I train for this event?
Do I have enough time?
Somewhere in this conversation I came to the simple conclusion...
I have months to train
I'm strong, healthy, and rather stubborn
I will find a way to get a new bike
And I am going to do this!
To me this event is about so many different things. It's about being the best possible me. It's about setting an example for my daughter. It's about challenging myself to do something that I never would have believe I could or would do if you had asked me even a few months ago.
It's also about supporting an amazing Ontario based charity event that sets goals high for it's participants to make their goal of conquering cancer in our lifetime a reality! I've set my goals high...
1)I will complete this event and possibly the added afterburner challenge of an additional 50Km in Hamilton once we reach camp.
2)I will raise $4,500 or more for this awesome event
3)I will involve my family, my students, and my community in the journey whenever I can
From now until the ride (June 7th & 8th) I'm excited to begin training, sharing frequent updates on my personal ride page (http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/RebeccaNash), and monthly updates here on the whole journey. Join me, your thoughts, advice, and encouragement always pushes me onward!
Find out more about the ride and how you can get involved with donating or register to ride with me on my personal fundraising page http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/RebeccaNash