You know that "Thing" (yes it's thing with a capitol T) that you never think you could ever do. Never in a million years. You know people who do "it" but not you. These people are called freaks, by the way.
I managed to conquer that "Thing." My "Thing" was getting in good enough shape to ride my bicycle to Burgerville in Monmouth (approx. 32 miles round trip) for a smoothie and french fries. Those who know me, know I've been losing weight and so far, I have lost about 47 pounds. That's great but it wasn't getting me my smoothie!
On Labor Day, four of us set out to conquer my "Thing." And, rather than just complete the task and say okay that's done, I decided I could add on a bit. Instead of a nice out and back, we rode from my house in Salem, to Dallas, to Monmouth, to Independence and back on River Road. This ended up being 41 miles. I'm not going to lie, I'm slow. But I made it. And, as I kept telling everyone, if I were a guy, I would be officially sterile! But I didn't die and a blackberry smoothie never tasted so good. So below are photo's from my epic journey. Hopefully, you too will one day conquer your "Thing," with a capitol T of course!