Friday, January 11, 2013

We did it!

The post below was written November 11, 2012, less than a week after the 2012 Israel Ride -- sorry for the long delay in posting it.  I didn't post during the ride, not because I didn't have a lot to say, just that I couldn't find the words to say it.   It was a very special week.

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I pedaled into Eilat last Monday afternoon, about 275 miles after leaving Shavei Tzion, on Israel's northern coast.  That ended a journey that I didn't think would be possible this year, and I am truly fortunate to have completed.

I can't begin to express what it meant to me to do the ride this year --  words can't describe it.  As I prepared for the ride, and for each of the 275 miles that I rode in Israel, all of the friends and family who have reached out to me these past months were the wind at my back.  You made sure that I was never alone.  Thank you for all of your love, encouragement, prayers, and support, I truly appreciate it.

The photo below was taken at the beach in Eilat -- I'd come a long way in the 5 1/2 months since my surgery!

I am already registered for the 2013 Israel Ride.  One thing that I've learned this year is that we never know what tomorrow holds.  That said, I look forward to riding both the Israel Ride and the PMC again next year.  Unlike this year, I hope they won't be 'miracle rides', or impossible dreams, just good rides for great causes.  That would be exciting!