Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekend Recap: First Ride of the Season

"Strength is pushing yourself to the end of your limits...and then going a little further." I had a yoga instructor tell me that once, and I often think of that statement when I find myself facing a tough physical challenge. This was our first bike ride of the season and it was the longest one we've ever ridden. I'll admit right now that we hadn't trained at all. Basically I'm still in couch potato mode and this ride snuck up on me really quickly. Needless to say, we finished the entire 65 mile ride, despite the fact that it was raining, I wrecked 11 miles in and we had more headwind then I've ever encountered in my entire life.













I am so thankful to the amazing, supportive people in my life! To our amazing best friend Liz who dropped us off at the starting line, my wonderful best friend Sash who drove all the way to Ogden to get pictures of us finishing, to my family who covered for me at the coffee shop so I could do the ride and to my partner in crime and the best, most supportive riding partner a girl could have, my amazing hubby who rode all 65 miles with me and helped push me those last few miles. It was a great weekend and hopefully the start of a lot of rides this season. I hope everyone had an amazing weekend as well! XO

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  1. Sooooo proud of you!! You are so good about pushing your limits girlie and you look adorable!!

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea...it's amazing how much I've learned about myself in the past couple of years by doing things I never thought I could! Thanks for your support always my beautiful friend! XO -Kim

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  2. Wow that's amazing. Awesome job, Kim! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Cara, can't believe we finished :D XO -Kim

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  3. YOU GO KIM! So so proud of you, you inspire me from your achievements, your gratitude to your badassness! You truly are a beautiful angel! <3 xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Rainbow, you are so amazing, thank you for your support and your words of encouragement, they are greatly appreciated :D XO -Kim

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  4. Well done Kim! This is amazing :)
    - Ambar | Her Little Loves

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  5. Holy amazing Kim!!! 65 miles?????? Standing over here applauding you and shaking my Pom poms ! That is one huge accomplishment, way to go friend!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Emelia, that is so sweet of you, thanks so much for all the love, you're the best! XO -Kim

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  6. Im ready to rock this cycling season!!! :)

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    1. Is it bad that I'm ready to wind down? hahaha. I started heavy, now I want light fun rides the rest of the season haha. Love you XX

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  7. hahaha REALLY? im ready for the Grand Fondo (100 miles). And a few 50's. I have been looking at the cycling magazine amd have been like hmm.. we could ride this one.. and that one.. hahahaha Love you too

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    1. You're a crazy babes Mr. Petersen...XX

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  8. I know someone at work who does these types of rides and I am always amazed at how long they are! 65 miles is quite the physical test and it sounds like the weather wasn't the best either. However, you made it! Love the gorgeous pictures of your adventure!

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    1. That is what I find so amazing, that we actually made it! I never thought we wouldn't until we were actually riding, then I don't know how we finished but we did haha. Thank you so much Katie, you're so sweet! XO - Kim

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