As I mentioned at the beginning of the year, I have a goal to bike 5,000 miles in 2017 to celebrate my 50th birthday. This is just a little bit crazy since I haven’t biked more than 2,800 in one year before. But like they say – go big or go home!
So I’ve got all sorts of tricks to keep me motivated: I put the goal out there on social media (and I certainly don’t want to disappoint my three raving fans), I have a calendar in my closet to track each ride, and for bad weather days, I have a couple of addictive shows I can only watch on the stationary bike.
Riding with Professor Honey-Buns
Professor Honey-Buns shared another idea with me that I think is amazing – and it involves you. Cool, huh??!! I have two charitable causes that are near and dear to me. Builders without Borders; because of the blessings it has brought to my family over the past five years and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; because my closest friend, Tammy, has struggled with this disease for 23 years and I really need her to be able to continue our adventures together.
Here’s how it will work – it’s so easy for you to play along! You sponsor just a penny a mile, so the most it will cost is $50. As of today, you have only committed to $4.23, but hopefully by December 31st, I have met my goal of 5,000 miles and all my devoted fans donate $50 to one of these great charities. At the end of the year, I will match everyone that has sponsored me. Super easy!
All you have to do is comment below, text or email me and I will put you on the list to give you the info on how to donate next January. How can I NOT meet my goal if you all are participating?? Hope you tag along for the ride!