Tuesday, March 25, 2014

275.....

My very first racing number!

So, I had my first, cycling race on Sunday, AND I learned a few good lessons....

First, I learned that when I am asked at registration to show my license, I should show my racing license and not my driver's license...(OH BOY!)

Second, I must remind myself to ride my own race.. I can't compare myself to other cyclist. In my next race, I am going to pedal, pedal, pedal...

Third, I learned to never take myself out of the race...I will stop if I get pulled from the race, but I will stay on the course and pedal, pedal, pedal...

Fourth, I learned that I need to train, train, train....

Fifth, I learned that I absolutely love the energy that surrounds a race. It was such a festive but serious environment, and I was extremely happy to be in that number...

My people, I learned some valuable lessons, I have a long way to go, BUT I am going to stay the course...

The Race is Not Given to the Swift, but to the one who endures until the end......

I'll keep you posted!


2 comments:

Erica Margaret said...

Hey Jackie!

It's funny that you showed your driver's license!
Congrats on completing your first race! I hear you on trying to ride your own race and to not compare yourself, but I think it's hard to do that in a race environment...I found myself getting upset if I got passed, even when I told myself that it was okay if I finished last, as long as I finished! Can't wait to hang out and get the play-by-play of your race.

Jacqueline said...

Yea Erica, it was funny and quite embarrassing to show my driver's license..I can only guess what was going in the people's mind around me.

We must get together soon and trade race stories.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message.

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