We are less than 24 hours from the beginning our journey. I though that I would take a few minutes to express some of my thoughts about the trip.
For a lot of years have thought about a trip such as this. One of my close friends when I lived in North Carolina is an avid cyclist and runner. I was always inpressed with his acheivements and how easy he made things look. Now that I have run two marathon and completed a Dualthon this spring I understand that what Roger did and how he made it all look easy. It was though hard training.
Though I have acheived a lot in the last few years I look at this trip as one of my toughest challenges yet. We will be cycling many miles day after day with no real rest days planned. I think this aspect of the trip is the most challenging. It is one thing to cycle a long distance for a day or two but to get up and do it 9 or 10 consective days and carrying all of our equipment at the same time will certainly push our bodies and minds to new extremes. Being an adrenalin junky as I am I also find this part of the journy the most sastisfying. I like to test myself and my perserverance, I enjoy trying new and exciting things. I find comfort in going out of my comfort zone because it tells me more about myself than I could ever understand or learn if I was always in my comfort zone.
I would day that being 24 hours before the trips starts I am Nervous, excited, filled with anticipation and many more thingsd. I beleive we have planned for the different stagges of the trip.