My Personal Blog
It is now May 10th and to date I have logged just over 500 miles on my bike this year. Hard to believe that I will be riding more than that in one week on the Empire State Ride!
I have been struggling with a chronic hamstring injury and I pray that this doesn't prevent me from completing the ride. I am determined to give it my best shot by doing my stretching and strength building routine in addition to cycling.
As of today's date I am 84% to my goal. If you are reading this please consider making a donation to my ride to help me reach my goal. Thank you.
by David Verstreate on Fri, May 10, 2019 @ 9:01 AM
Update on my ride
Thank you all for your support as I have reached the fund raising minimum enabling me to participate in the week long ride! But fund raising efforts do not end there! I am committed to reaching my goal of $5,000.
My preparation started in November when I began a six month course of physical therapy for a strained hamstring. I am happy to report that the hamstring is now 100%. After the physical therapy I shifted my focus to exercise and nutrition. I have dropped 15 pounds and lost 2 inches around my waist. The Western New York winter has hampered my ability to ride outdoors so I have been attending spin classes 5-6 times a week. Hopefully the weather will break soon and I can get out on the bike.
Looking forward to participating in this adventure!
by David Verstreate on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 @ 2:11 PM