Saturday, January 23, 2010

30 Miles Today

30 Miles today on the bike that puts me at 42 miles so far. I have lots more to go!!!! I need to get up to Ryan's strength. When he rides with me he calls it a "casual" ride. But, it definitely isn't casual for me by any means. Really, honestly, it scares me every-time I ride to see how much stronger he is than me. I hope I can do this!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Great Allegheny Passage

The training has officially begun. Geared up yesterday and took a nice brisk bike ride. It was the first day of my official training for our long distance journey this summer. My husband and I and some friends will be taking the GAP trail from Connellsville to Cumberland Maryland during a nice two day trip. It's just about 100 miles each way. All of my 50 minute treks on the elliptical every-night and long distance bike trips on weekends, will hopefully get me through this trip. I will be keeping a calendar of my miles on the bike before the trip just so I know I am ready. Our friend told us if we can ride 75 miles in one day then we can definitely do 100. Let's hope he is right! He is definitely a roady! I'm just going to keep telling my self if he can do it, well....... so can I!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Please Pray for Our Brotheres and Sisters in Haiti

God of all creation, as we weep with our family in Haiti, console us.

In this time of crisis, open our eyes to look beyond the disaster

to see Christ in our brothers and sisters in Haiti, as Christ sees us.

Be with us as we stand in solidarity with those living and working in Haiti.

Be with us in our mourning and guide our efforts to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, comfort the grieving and stand for justice.

With your mercy, sustain us at this time as we continue to work for peace and justice.