Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Officially REannouncing my insanity!!!
OK folks!! This is just a post to let you all know that I have completely lost it and am now suffering from delusional thoughts!! I insanely but enthusiastically signed up my hubby and I for an adventure! What adventure you ask?
Anyone heard of the MS 150??? It is a 150 (183 in our case) mile bike ride to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society! YES....I'm serious.....seriously deranged and NOW IN TROUBLE!!!!!
Oh sure! I signed us RIGHT UP with about 13 minutes of forethought which did NOT include HOW LONG 183 miles really is...HOUSTON TO AUSTIN TEXAS....WHY did I not look at a map before agreeing to this? AND ME???? HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON A BIKE or done ANYTHING PHYSICAL for that matter????? WOW!!!
Seriously---the actual thing that motivated me is the stories I have heard about Matt's Aunt Beth who has MS and her fight back from it's initial onset AND the last two MS patients I have treated (especially Abby!!) who I witnessed with the most amazing display of courage and strength!!! Ultimately these folks motivate me to try this MS150!!! If they can be SO STRONG and face MS head on---> maybe I can face my fears, weakness, etc. to attempt this ride in their honor!
At the very least this should be an experience of a lifetime and a HUGE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE for me! SO PLEASE PRAY!!! :) And send wishes of strength and endurance for me and my SO!!! Goodness knows I will need all of the support I can get!
If anyone would like to donate to the cause (did I mention we have to raise $800 between the two of us??), please follow this link to my offical MS webpage and click on the tab that says "Donate to Julie":
or to my SO's MS webpage and click on the tab that says "Donate to Matt":
and donate a buck or two to a very incredible cause! 80% of all money donated goes to actual patients with MS or to research funding for a cure! IT IS ALL TAX DEDUCTIBLE!! :) Thanks for any good wishes or $$ you can spare! :)
HUGS FROM HOUSTON!!!!