"Spanning 63 days and 4,000 miles, the cyclists will test their physical limits and inspire people, disabled or not, to live active and enriched lives." - http://www.pwrnewmedia.com/2010/statefarm_00506/index.html
Needless to say I'm inspired! As you may know I am about 31 weeks pregnant with baby #3. Last week I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes... genetics had a huge play in this one for me. This morning I had to go see the dietician to learn about how to control the diabetes so that BabyBoy will not be born looking more the size of a toddler then an infant. Half of the battle for me will be exercise. I am supposed to get 30 minutes of physical exercise a day. I'm on my way home going HOW, OH HOW, am I ever going to be able to walk for a stretch of 30 minutes?! I know that may not sound like much to you ... but to me? I can lose my breath walking a flight of stairs at this point in my pregnancy! 30 minutes of walking around the neighborhood sounds like a death-march to me. (But of course for the sake of BabyBoy, I will!)
So I come home from my appointment with the wonderful-dietician and read some more about these cyclist that are traversing our nation. Cyclists with /MAJOR/ disabilities. Cyclists who believe strongly in showing that they shall overcome and they will show support to our troops ... THEIR troops.
I will think about these guys as I walk my mere 30 minutes each evening. What I have to do is a drop-in-a-bucket of physical activity. If THEY can overcome then, yes, even I can overcome.
A big thank you to State Farm Insurance for sponsoring a great event like this! Thank you to Arty Pagan a State Farm Representative near Patrick AFB for pointing out this event to us. If you want to learn more about the ride visit http://s2ssbikeride.org/.
In the mean time, I will eat my 3 meals, 3 snacks, and 30 minutes of exercise a day knowing if THESE Heroes can ride a bicycle across the nation I CAN take a walk around the block!
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com
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