Got more than 41 miles in yesterday, including a stop at Walden Pond (no sign of Henry David Thoreau today), and a pass by the Battle Green in Lexington Center.
I am still raising funds towards my $3,400 goal, as I train for the 2-day Pan Mass Challenge to benefit the Jimmy fund, helping kids with Cancer. To sponsor me, go to (http://www.pmc.org/…ofiles.asp) or simply click on the blue PMC logo if you are reading this at www.doughaslam.com.
Got some more training in for the pan Mas Challenge this weekend. Today (Sunday) was the longer ride, in which I topped 40 miles. However, Saturday I had a bit more fun. In the midst of a 20-mile ride, I stopped at Boston’s Hatch Shell, hung out on a friend’s boat on the Charles River, and caught the English Beat in concert. No better way to train.
Again, thanks to those of you who have sponsored my ride, in support of the Jimmy Fund. I have raised nearly $1,300 of my $3,400 goal. To join the growing list of sponsors, please visit: http://www.pmc.org/…ofiles.asp.
Tha Pan Mass Challenge, a 2-day bike ride to raise money against children’s cancer, has me thinking about how we approach the big goals. The PMC is daunting to me, as is the fundraising, but I have a plan. how do you approach those terrifying goals? (by the way you can sponsor my ride via the widget at www.doughaslam.com)
I know the Boston Marathon is getting all the attention as I write this, but I finally got on the bike outside this weekend, to officially kick off the outdoor training phase for the Pan Mass Challenge (www.pmc.org). Short ride, but it felt great and the newly-tuned up bike feels incredible.
I also got to fool around with the handlebar camera mount, as you can see. Lesson learned; turning the Flip camera to the side minimizes the "shaky cam" effect. I have no idea why.
As for fundraising– the PMC is a 2-day ride across Massachusetts to benefit the Jimmy Fund for treatment and cures for cancer in children. I am more than $900 toward my fundraising goal of $3,400, die to a number of generous friends out there. From here, I only need 250 of my friends on Utterz, Twitter and elsewhere to sponsor me at $10 (or 125 of you at $20 each), and we’re there.
I guess I can say I have officially started training for the Pan Mass Challenge (http://www.pmc.org/) in August. The 160-mile bicycle ride across Massachusetts benefits the Jimmy Fund, helping research treatments and cures for cancer in children.
For now I am biking indoors at the YMCA to keep in shape. It’s much harder to keep up the intensity here than on a real bike, but it’s a start.
I am daunted by the ‘official’ training schedule, but I feel if I basically live on my bike starting in Spring and get a few long rides in, I’ll be OK.
To raise the money for my ride, I put a ‘ChipIn’ widget in the sidebar of the blog, to the right. If you feel so inclined, please click and donate a few dollars to help me reach my goal of ,400 (I have actually raised about 50 as of this writing, but am having trouble adding offline contributions to ChipIn). Thanks!