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.