Thursday, July 23, 2009

I LOVE the Tour!

I love, love, LOVE watching the Tour DE France! I became a fan about 5 years ago, even getting up at 4am to "watch it live". (Yes, that was before kids!!) The funny thing is I HATE bike riding myself. I am NO good at it and just don't enjoy it as a form of transportation, exercise, anything! But I love watching the tour. I am so amazed at what these riders are able to do. The way they pound up 12% climbs and speed down the other side, the way they ride out of the saddle, the fact that they get to eat 10,000 calories a day, and that they get back on their bikes day after day. Their toughness inspires me to get back in shape and work harder. Each year during tour time, I run more often and enjoy it more.....somehow inspired by these riders. Go figure!