Earlier this year, back when it was snowy and cold, er, I mean back in January, I laid out some goals for 2014. And I promised that I would share my progress towards them them each month. Since the Baltimore area gets hit by another embarrassingly devastating 6 inches of snow yesterday, I had the time to sit down and put the February recap together. Here goes:
Goal 1: Go Farther. My ‘go farther goal’ is to ride from the New York/Massachusetts border all the way to Provincetown in 3 days the first weekend of August over PMC weekend. This target motivates me each time I get on my bike, inside on the trainer or outside tackling the hills of Baltimore County. Which leads me to….
Goal 2: Go Faster. January was a great start for my training this year, and I kicked it up another notch in February. I trained on 14 different days, do a total of 14.5 hours. In just the 28 days of February alone, I surpassed my total indoor training in 2013. So far this year, I’ve done more than 24 hours on the trainer. I am pretty much ready to get outside. A lot of this extra training came thanks to the #18for18 campaign that so many of you donated to!
Goal 3: Fundraise More. Speaking of #18for18, I asked all of you to make a donation on February 22nd to celebrate my 18th anniversary of my first cancer diagnosis. I really was expecting maybe 6 or 8 donations from this ask, but 26 amazing people ended up donating, pushing my February fundraising to over $950. To date, over $1,000 has been donated so far, the most I’ve had donated before February 28th ever. Thank you for helping me get to 10% of my goal this year.
Goal 4: Think Bigger. This means adding new ways for people to support the PMC. The #18for18 campaign was one of these new ways. Of the 24 people who donated, half of them are new donors. I have some more ideas on the way soon, but don’t forget that these two new ways to support my ride already in place for 2014!
- First, my high school classmate and independent fantasy author Jamie Tinker. He is donating 1/2 of the proceeds of sales from his first book The Widow’s Warning to the PMC! His book is now available on Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, & Nook! Download and enjoy it today and help cure cancer in the process! Thank you Jamie for your help!
- Follow this link next time you purchase something from Amazon, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the PMC!
Finally, I’ll share this Vine video that I posted this month of Shannon going for early season bike ride: