01 January 2009

The Ride / Bilan de la course


In November, I solicited the help of all my cooking buddies in the blogosphere and launched the Energy Food Challenge for my mom's 109 mile ride to raise money for blood cancers. I had been waiting for her to send me some photos so I could give you all a proper update! So finally, as part of starting out 2009 right, here's the story.

Pour bien commencer l'année 2009, je voulais d'abord fermer tous les dossiers de 2008. Donc, après toutes vos participations et votre soutien dans le Energy Food Challenge, je vais ENFIN vous faire le bilan de la course que ma mère a fait contre les cancers du sang (j'attendais ses photos).

My mom rode 53 miles, took a bit of a spill, nothing too nasty but she scraped up her leg and accepted a booster ride of 25 miles. Then she rode the last 31 miles to finish with her team, for a total of 84 miles in about 9 hours of riding! Here she is at the finish line with a Hershey's kiss on her helmet (because they're the team from Central PA where Hershey's chocolate is made):



Voici ma mère à la fin de la course. Elle n'a pas fait les 109 miles (175km) parce qu'après 53 miles, elle est tombée et elle s'est bien écorchée la jambe. Ce n'était pas grave, mais du coup elle a accepté de faire les 25 miles suivant avec la voiture de secours et puis a repris les derniers 31 miles à vélo pour finir avec son équipe.

It actually worked out well because if you're not done by dark, they come pick you up wherever you are and she was glad that didn't happen to her and she got to cross the finish line. The day was a big success: Team in Training nationally raised over 1 million dollars!

Finalement, c'est bien tombé (si vous me passez ce mauvais jeu de mot !) puisqu'elle a pu finir la course au lieu d'être ramassée par la voiture-balai en fin de journée (la course s'arrête quand il fait nuit). La journée a été un grand succès : au total les participants ont collecté plus d'un million de dollars !

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ou a eu lieu cette course?

Hopie said...

Cela se passait dans l'état de l'Arizona, mais Team in Training organize des événements partout aux Etats-Unis.

Ivy said...

That was a great achievement your mom did. Glad she did not hurt herself.

Navita said...

Hi first time here. Loved ur place.
New to blogosphere..wud luv it if u cud stop by sometime :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Hopie said...

Ivy - I'm very proud of her and glad she's ok!

Navita - Thank you! Come by anytime :-) I'm heading over to check out your blog.

Joie de vivre said...

Well done Mamma!

Sam said...

Congrats to your Mum, I love the hat!

kathy said...

That is so wonderful! How proud you must be of her. Congratulations to her for passing this on to all of us and letting us all know we can do it if we really want to.

Alex Rushmer said...

Happy new year Hopie, all the best for 2009. And a massive well done to your mum.

Hopie said...

Joie de Vivre - Yay!

Sam - Yeah, the hat is pretty great :-)

Kathy - I am very proud of her!

Alex - Thank you. Happy New Year to you too!

Apples and Butter said...

That's so great! I have always wanted to participate in an event like that, but always worry I don't have the stamina. Such a great thing!

Navita said...

thanks for the wonderful wishes dear.
...thanks for stopping by :)

i hope i can expect frequent visits from you. :p

Katharine said...

Thank you so much Hopie for sharing my adventure with your blog readers. And thank you for the nutritious and delicious recipes sent along by friends and fellow adventurers, both in cooking and in cycling! Since I was staying in a hotel I couldn't prepare my own foods the day of the event, but I remembered the ingredients and went for bananas and peanut butter and oatmeal at the hotel breakfast buffet! It truly was a wonderful experience and made all the more so by the warm support from all around the world. Thank you and keep on pedaling (and/or cooking)!