SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME

ON A SUNNY 80′ DAY A FEW MONTHS AGO WHILE  IN  FLORIDA IT SEEMED LIKE A GREAT IDEA TO ENTER A BENEFIT BIKE  RIDE FOR THE IOWA COUNTY WISCONSIN  HUMANE SOCIETY ON THE INFAMOUS DAIRYLAND DARE BIKE ROUTE. WHAT COULD BE MORE FUN THAN A RIDE ON THE VERY VERY  CHALLENGING HILLS AND SCENIC VISTAS AFTER A LOVELY WINTER IN PARADISE ?

WELL LET’S CRANK UP THE EXCUSEOMETER. I DID NOT RIDE ENOUGH IN FLA BECAUSE…. I KNOW YOU HAVE SOME GOOD ONES TO FILL IN THERE. PLEASE OMIT ANY EXCUSE INVOLVING  WORK  THOSE WOULD BE A LIE FOR ME.
I CONTINUED  TO BELIEVE IT WOULD VIOLATE THE MISSION STATEMENT OF NAN’S ADVENTURES AND THE BLOG FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS (BFF’S)WOULD REALLY  APPRECIATE A RECAP OF SOME MAJOR LEAGUE FOLLIES LIKE WALKING UP EVERY HILL  AND FINISHING INTO THE EVENING. DO IT FOR THE BLOG I TOLD MYSELF. I  ALSO CONTINUED TO BE ALLURED BY THE PROMISE OF HOT SHOWERS AND A HOT MEAL AFTER THE RIDE.

I STARTED TO REALIZE THAT I COULD HAVE A HOT SHOWER AND HOT MEAL AND CHALLENGING OUT OF SHAPE RIDE BY STAYING HOME AND SAVING THE GAS MONEY.
THE WEATHER LOOKED GRIM, WHEN THE FORECAST REACHED 97% CHANCE OF RAIN I CANCELLED THE HOTEL AND SAID IF IT LOOKED OK I WOULD DRIVE UP IN THE MORNING.  I BEGAN TO REALIZE AFTER A WINDY 27 MILER ON THURSDAY THAT THERE WAS PLENTY OF CHALLENGE AND INSPIRATION RIGHT OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY IN SCENIC ELK GROVE VILLAGE.

SO MY FRIENDS- I BAILED ON THE EVENT AND DECIDED TO PUT MY GAS MONEY TOWARDS THE FANTASTIC PET RESCUE GROUP (PAWS). THIS WHERE  OUR SWEET ELLA IS FROM.   SHE IS A KATRINA GIRL AND THE SWEETEST SOUL ON EARTH.  DEBBIE AND I  WERE REMARKING HOW EACH OF OUR RESCUED DOGS OVER THE YEARS HAVE BEEN REMARKABLE, SUPERLATIVE AND WONDERFUL IN THEIR OWN SPECIAL WAY.  YES CHA CHA THAT INCLUDES YOU TOO- YOU TAUGHT US ABOUT ENTHUSIASM AND JOY.  WHAT A PRIVILEGE TO WELCOME EACH OF THEM INTO OUR LIVES AND HEARTS.

IF YOU ARE INCLINED TO GIVE PAWS A LITTLE GREEN AT ANY POINT IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO NADEEN M WHO IS RUNNING  THE CHICAGO MARATHON IN SUPPORT OF PAWS AND HER PRECIOUS SAMMY AND ERMA AND ALL THE OTHERS WHO NEED A BOOST.
HERE IS A LINK TO THE PLACE
http://pawschicago.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1006413&lis=1&kntae1006413=83EECF9E3B1F409FBB55278A56BD7EF7&supId=351132850&emaillogid=5711083805

OR TEAM PAWSCHICAGO.ORG AND  FIND  NADEEN M

ANOTHER GREAT OUTCOME OF THE DAY OTHER THAN THE SHOWER  WAS BUMPING INTO THE IRONNUN A.J OVERHEU , LORRY LA G AND SCOTTY DOG GUILFOIL AT THE PORTA POT IN LAKE BARRINGTON.  WHAT A TREAT. THE GIRLS ARE DOING GREAT AND  SCOTTY IS CELEBRATING 3 YRS GOOD HEALTH THIS WEEK AFTER HIS STROKE. YAY FOR GOOD HEALTH. AND SUNDAY BIKE RIDES.

THIS WEEK WILL INCLUDE HEADING UP TO LAKE WOEBEGONE TRAIL  MARATHON IN MINNESOTA FOR WHAT LOOKS TO BE A VERY HOMETOWN  SMALL AND  CUTE RACE.  I AM SAD TO REPORT I HAVE LEARNED THAT LAKE WOEBEGONE IS A FICTIONAL PLACE EVEN THOUGHT THE TRAIL IS HOPEFULLY REAL.  YES- I WAS ALSO LOOKING FOR THE CAST OF THE OFFICE WHEN I WENT TO SCRANTON PA TO RUN. I NEVER DID FIND THEM. 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK ALL AND LOVE YOUR LIFE.

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