Mommy and Me Quad! 12 Mile Bike Ride!

If you remember, my mom and I signed up to do the Highmark Quad. (See here for details of the quad). We completed the swim back in April, and had the 12 mile bike race on Saturday, July 10.

Don't let the sweet jersey fool you. I'm really not that good. GE wanted to support us and get more people involved at work by providing us with jerseys to wear at the race. They were pretty awesome. And it was so cool to see so many people from GE (in their jerseys) doing the bike race!

Here my mom and I just finished! I didn't want to make Shaney stay the entire race (it's not like the swim where he could watch us the entire time), so he got there right as we were walking over to the "thank goodness there is water and powerade tent". (Shane is how we got pictures of this event and I am so thankful to him for capturing these memories).

I stuck with my mommy the entire time, and she stuck with me. We were each others cheerleaders. And when this little 10 year old kid passed us for the fourth time, we just looked at each other and laughed, and it was just such a great mommy and me experience.

I just love her so much, and I am beyond proud of her for doing this with me. She is already so busy with work (going above & beyond), busy taking care of her mother who has Alzheimer's (feeding her and spending the night with her so they don't have to put her in a nursing home) , busy taking care of her mother-in-law who also has Alzheimer's, busy taking care of her hubby and doggy and kitty, and busy taking care of the neighborhood kids that she takes to playgrounds and cooks for. So for her to take more time to do this with me is just so great and so inspiring. Never have I met someone who spends so much of their time helping other people. I look up to her in so many ways, and I love her with all my heart.


*kc said...

Congrats on finishing to both you and your mom! You really look like a professional bike racer.

I think I want to pick up the hobby - but I don't know where to start. I don't even have a helmet and my bike is so old its tires probably have disintegrated. You'll have to give me some pointers.

*Stace* said...

Aww! Thanks!

Competitive Gear in Erie (W. 12th street)is an awesome bike store that can help you get a new bike and accessories.

We got our bikes and helmets there and some other accessories.

It's fun! We could ride together!

amy grace said...

was shane following you around taking pictures???

ha, i agree w/ KC though, you totes look like a biking pro!

*Stace* said...

He was just there to drop us off and then was there right after we finished.

Ha! All you need is a bike, helmet, and spandex.