Monday, September 15, 2008

Birthday parties and bike rides make Mommy too tired to write

I haven't been posting here very regularly for the past several weeks and I'm sorry about that, but I've been a bit preoccupied with some goings on. First it was the big first birthday bash for Ryan, which I am glad to say was pretty chaos-free. It was fun and I have to say that I am more than thankful that that was the last first birthday party I'll ever have to plan. Next, of course, is the upcoming MS150 ride that is in, gulp, two weeks. I can't promise regular posts until after the ride, but bear with me, please. When I have less on my mind I'll get back to regular postings, I swear.

Yesterday my team and I rode 64 miles in sweltering heat and humidity. The temperature reached at least 95 degrees with humidity that was so thick and heavy it was actually hard to breath. I seriously thought I might die during the ride. In fact, it was so hot that I actually had a breakdown and we had to pull off to the side of the road to let me calm down. I started bawling like a baby. I couldn't help it, I felt defeated; the weather had done me in. But after I got my cry out, I sucked it up and we managed to finish 64 miles. I'm proud that we were able to do that distance under terrible conditions yesterday, but I'm praying for better weather for the actual ride.

Speaking of the big ride, I wrote a column about my upcoming ride that appeared in The Mercury newspaper Sunday. You can read it by clicking here.

So, without further adieu, here are a few photos from Ryan's first birthday party.

I love this picture of Ryan. I think he looks exactly like Sophia in it that it's spooky.


CelticBuffy said...

You rock girl! I don't think I could even do a mile, let alone 64!

Autumn's Mom said...

I'm glad you had a good birthday weekend. Can't believe your ride is two weeks away!!! I'm going to donate right now. I'm such a procrastinator.

Cheering you on from cali!!

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

You rock! Good luck with your training and ride. 64 miles is unimaginable to me.

Also... happy birthday to Ryan. I love first birthdays :).

Mamasphere said...

Holy smokes, 64 miles? In humidity so thick you could see it? You are super woman for sure. I keel over if I have to run around the block!

Happy belated birthday to Ryan!

DC Urban Dad said...

You are one bad-a$$ mommy. Happy Birthday to Ryan. Keep up the training. I will live vicariously through your ride.

IRISHKAT said...

Keep on truckin!! Though your post now has me craving cake... darn you!