June 2nd - June 9th, over 3,000 Cyclists, Roadies, and Virtual Cyclists will be participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. I'll be one of them!
I'm terrified, and more excited than I have EVER been in my life to be a part of something this big, with massive potential impact!
The services provided as a result of this event mean the world to those who receive them, and your support means the world to me.
We're working together to make HIV/AIDS a thing of the past. Will you support me by making a donation today?
My Personal Web Log
The Neck Issue
It's Saturday. Drizzley. I'm not on a bike.
I've been having some fairly significant pain in my neck and left shoulder for a few months now. Two weeks ago, I went and had x-rays taken. Good news: I'm not crazy. The pain is being caused by a few different things: 1. the vertabrae in my cervical spine are turned to my right by about 15 degrees. And that pretty curve that most people have in their neck is absolutely non-existent in mine. In profile, my neck is militaristically straight, and without the flexibility that the normal curvature provides. 2. Possibly as a result of the issues with my vertabrae, I have dislocated several ribs in my back (two on the left and one on the right).
So...the doctor has prescribed some therapeutic exercises and I am going in for frequent adjustments to try to get everything back to where it should be. Meanwhile, I am trying not to think about the pain, and train as much as possible (which hasn't been much lately). I need many, MANY more hours on the bicycle over the next eight weeks and will do everything I can to be ready. That said, I'm also trying to get to a mental place where, if I have to sit out a portion of the ride, I can cope with that. I'm very disappointed and a little panicky at the moment, but I'll keep working, and I'll keep fundraising.
I want to make as large a contribution as is possible to this year's Ride and the organizations it supports.
I LOVE this cause, all the friends it has brought in to my life, AND my bicycle. So, for now, I'm going to do as much as my body will allow and trust that it will all work out as it should.
Thank you again for all your love and support and stay tuned.
by Jacqueline Cole on Sat, Apr 06, 2019 @ 12:30 PM