100-Mile Journey-- Day 2 -- Paying It Forward

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

100-Mile Journey-- Day 2 -- Paying It Forward (photo by LivligaHome)
We made it through day 2 of My 100-Mile Journey. In two days we have covered 43.7 miles. Not bad for a woman who will be 58 at the end of the week.

How I feel: It is amazing how much energy I still have! There are a few aches but nothing major. I think my joy in accomplishing 43.7 miles overrides any of the aches and pains.

What I saw on the second day ride: It is amazing the amount of wildlife that exists within our city. We have lots of trails a long the water ditches throughout our town. It is here you can see heron, sparrows, snakes and even raccoons. Today we saw a huge turtle!  He looked like he was on a mission scuttling across the path trying to get ahead of us. A rare sight in Colorado.

100-Mile Journey-- Day 2 -- Turtle skuttling in front of us (photo by LivligaHome)
What I have learned: Eat a banana. With my increased exercise my muscles have decided to contract into "charlie horses". Lovely. I was in the midst of dinner when a muscle decided to lock up. I ate a banana and it seemed to help. I ate another one this morning and so far no charlie horses.

What I want to do: I have been inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. With the joy I am receiving from my 100-Mile Journey I want to pay it forward. Since it is at the beginning of school and I think it is important to support healthy kids in school, I commit to giving $1 dollar per mile for each mile my husband and I ride. We are going to give our donation to Action for Healthy Kids. This is an organization that fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. I encourage to find out more about this great organization.

Looking Forward to Day 3! Live Vibrant!

100-Mile Journey Day 2 Snap Shot

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