The day began happily enough. We did a photo shoot for the Press downtown. Our plan from there was to head to Holland on a 44 mile training practice ride to our first school, Pine Creek Elementary. Very quickly, we encountered a detour….
Ummmmm…..There was basically no way we could go this way. In the end, we had a six mile detour and a forty minute delay. As we began to go west, we hit a fifteen mile headwind. This is where things got really ugly. I don’t have experience with these things. I couldn’t really handle it. I thought about Althea Gibson when she used to lose her cool on the tennis court. Boy did I have a meltdown! All the worst things you could imagine. I swore (yes, it’s true), I stomped around. What a baby! I’m ashamed. I am going to work on how to handle it when I feel like I’ve reached my limit. I really really want to make this ride, but I’m wondering if I can. You have my word, I’m going to do everything I can to ride my bike to your school!