It’s the start of Week 3 of the 18 week training program I’m following to get ready for the 100 mile Tour de Cure Twin Cities I will ride on June 4th, 2016. (I’ve raised $394 so far! Please click on the link and help me get to my goal!) I have to say, I am pretty darn excited about the training this go around. It’s because there are six of us doing the training, and the ride together. Three of us have diabetes. Two with type 1, and one with type 2.
The six of us are all big-time Facebook users, so we created a secret group on Facebook and in the two full weeks we’ve been training, all of us post quite often in our secret group. It’s an amazingly fun process. Each of us posts selfies doing our workouts! And we all post encouraging comments to one another. Today is Valentine’s Day, and I am one of several singles in our group. There were lots of posts of love!! It made me super happy!
Having this level of support and encouragement is incredibly motivating. In fact, I am blown away at how wonderful it is to do this training with this high level of engagement. By default, we have a team!!! I never played team sports when I was a kid. I was a student government nerd! I know I started TeamWILD Athletics LLC because I wanted to feel the love and strength of a team. When I closed TeamWILD in October 2013, I figured it might be a good long time before I would do anything on a team again.
It’s two years later and lo and behold, I’m on a team!!! This coming week, we are to ride our bike for one session for two hours. Since we all live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota and today it snowed again, and this week it might get up to 44° F, still not quite warm enough to ride outside, although maybe! Most likely, I will be riding my trainer inside. I’ve put it out to the women to see who would like to ride their trainer with me. I’m hoping at least one of the women will say yes!
What are you doing to stay fit this winter? How do you stay motivated? Please leave a comment and let me know!
I recently found an amazing book about motivation. Wanted to share it with all of you, in case any of you have a tough time staying motivated!