Sunday, April 19, 2009

My new obsession

I know most of you are probably saying what's next? Well I will tell you....this obsession is not new! I have always wanted to ride the STP (Seattle to Portland). My Dad my biggest hero has always loved doing triathlons, marathons, and bike races including the STP. Growing up I watched my Dad work very hard to obtain his goal to ride the STP in one day (202miles). Now that I am all grown up I have found that the past 2 to 3 years I have had a strong desire to ride the STP. I would love my hero to do it with me but I'm not sure he can with his back and all. So this past week our gym has starting a new class for Mtn. and road bikes. Well a road bike can cost anywhere from $1000- 4000 dollars. None of my friends have road bikes, but Raquel a friend of mine said she has a Mtn. bike and that we should start riding. So this is how my new obsession started......I went looking and Joe's is going out of business so I went and found a great bike that I love. Yesterday Raquel and I went for a 2 hour ride it was a blast! I loved it, I love my bike and I love being outside! So now you ask what's next......a Righteous Richland Sprint Triathlon in July and then I am looking for a road bike to start training for my goal of riding the STP. It gives me butterflies as Missy would say to even be thinking about achieving one of my biggest goals. A real big check off my bucket list. I know I will make my Dad (my hero) very proud! Today when I was talking to my Mom she said "girl you really are your Dad's child" and I said "yes I am ". I am so proud to be! I love you Dad so much! Thanks for being such a great example!

1 comment:

tiny little PRINCESS said...

Holly That is awesome I'm so proud of you.I''m doing a triathalon in July as well :) PS you need to come visit Tessa and I. No excuses we are conviently located next to your parents :)