|Virgin written on the back of our legs. People were so much nicer after they saw that!|
Once my friends and I decided to take RAGBRAI head on, I was determined to finish. I worked out and tried to prepare myself mentally. The best piece of advice I received was from a customer I had while working at the bookstore. She told me to just get back on.
|Laura said that these were the bitchest hills. She was right!|
I knew it was going to hurt. I knew the days were going to be long. I knew this would push me further and harder than ever before. And no one let me forget it. A lot of people doubted me, and they weren't afraid to tell me. But there was one person who seemed confident in me. Her name was Liz. I worked with her at the bookstore and as the days grew closer I became more and more nervous. She always seemed very positive though and kept telling me that she thought I could do it.
She was right. I could do it! And I did! All 477 miles of it. It was hard, long, and there were many struggles. But I never stopped, and I never quit. There were many challenges along the way, but it was so much fun. I learned a lot about myself, and I think my relationships with my friends grew too.
I can't wait to do it again!