From Sunnyvale to Eureka

It is surreal to think that I am currently fulfilling one of my childhood dreams while tragedy has struck Nepal. Events like this make me realize just how small we are and how brief our time here is. So grab your opportunities when they come! If anyone hasn’t made their donation yet to help, I am a big fan of Foundation Beyond Belief.

So today I am at Cal Courts in Eureka to meet the CrossFitters there and hopefully inspire them to join the Be the Match registry! I’ve been talking to people on the road about Be the Match and everyone has been incredibly supportive, but this is my first arranged meeting! Frances sent swab kits up, and I’m super excited to get them distributed to new potential marrow donors. Wish me luck!

But I suppose I should do a summary of the first week on the road. It has been such an incredible week.

Erik, Lori, and Sue accompanied me for the start of my journey.

Erik, Lori, and Sue accompanied me for the start of my journey.

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The First Three Days

Well, I need a new post up here, that’s obvious. But I’m really exhausted.

So the short story is: I’ve cycled from Sunnyvale to Anchor Bay, California. That’s 176 miles. I’ve slept very little, because I’m not good at sleeping in new places. It’s one thing I knew would be a challenge, but something I figure my body will just have to learn.

It’s been gorgeous, it’s been challenging, there have been headwinds, I’m not as far along as I’d like to be, and I stupidly climbed Mt. Tam my first day. My bike weighs more than 80 pounds.

And now I’m getting into my hammock to see if I can actually sleep. More later!