Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Cherry Piece Of Advice


My brother wins for the best Cherry Advice. I received this in my e-mail this morning ~


Do the 48. You know why.
If you want a challenge, try limiting yourself to one drink and 15 minutes in the hot tub!

Ron

He knows me too well :D

The majority says do the 48. I think Jen said it best - "Training plans are there for a reason. To keep you from doing too much too soon."

I have one main objective this Spring...and it it to get to Pac Crest in one piece, uninjured, and in good racing shape. I trust Coach Glen to get me there so I should follow his schedule. I am doing all this training and racing to raise awareness and funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and that has to remain my priority.


Kate summed it up "The bragging rights would be fun, but probably sticking to your plan is what's going to make you a better stronger rider who kicks butt on that 60 mile ride next year instead of chasing behind this year."  Booyah!

So, I'm going into this weekend with the 40/6 brick as my priority and Sunday's ride as some fun with friends. I will let you know what happens. I can almost guarantee that I won't be taking my brother up on his challenge :P

20 comments:

Shelby said...

And yes your brother poses the GREATEST challenge-that is what brothers are for, good reality checks! You will do great on whatever ride you do. Just train smart and noo bonking!

Nikki Kendall said...

Good Call Girlfriend!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

With the amount of climbing involved with the 48, it will feel like 60 on the legs, so its a win/win for you

Quinton J said...

Nice use of "BOOYAH"!

Kate said...

Your brother's challenge is one NOT to be met! :) Have fun!

Beth said...

I think doing the 48 miler is smartest, the last thing you want is an injury or burnout to slow you down. Can’t wait for Pac-crest, are you staying somewhere in Sunriver?

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Oh what's another 12 miles? Just kidding! I'm with your bro and everyone else especially with the unknown of the extra curricular activities the eve of the event. Play it safe.

Julie said...

Beth,
The last few years we've combined Pac Crest with our annual family Sunriver trip. We get a couple of houses and my in-laws are there, my parents, all us "kids" and our own kids.

Have you booked a place yet? They fill up FAST for that weekend!!

Michael said...

Do what feels right. Gotta love family though - always looking out for you!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Hi there!
I just realized I wasn't on your follow list???! How'd that happen?

Any hoots, what HIM are you training for???

Love the HIM distance, and it's a time commitment for sure.

Cheers!

Jen said...

You're being so smart and that isn't always easy! I'm still so impressed with all you're doing. I hope to be like you someday!

Jo Lynn said...

My advice is just to have a great time, no matter what distance you do. ;)

Jenn said...

Good luck this weekend! I'm glad your brother didn't challenge me!!

I'm going with the majority and agreeing with Jen's great advice! Have fun!

Abby said...

Hi Julie :) You have been getting some awesome workouts in!! I'm glad your training is going so well!!

Dawn said...

:) Right on! Can't wait to see how your weekend turned out!

Molly said...

I hope your rides went well!

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

haha! i love that advice from your brother :)

Julie D. said...

you are being smart!! It will definitely pay off! Good luck!

Beth said...

Hey Julie-

I forgot to check back! Lucky for us my parents own a place in Sunriver so they let us freeloaders stay ;)

Julie said...

Beth - I think I knew that.
I dream of owning a vacation house there! We have so much fun there every summer! My kids love it almost as much as I do ;-)