Day 288: Janeen completes TransAmerica Ride for LiveStrong

18 10 2010

I mentioned a while ago (here and here) that cyclist Janeen McCrae (a.k.a. “Noodle”) was in the process of the TransAmerica tour on her bike (a bike named Precious). I’ve been a follower of her blog for quite a while prior to her most recent endeavor, but it’s been great to follow her TransAm progress. It seems though that her blog got stuck somewhere in Kansas. I’m not sure what happened, but I hope she’ll update her details soon. I’ve missed reading her humorous posts and seeing her awesome photos. Anyway, if you’ve not checked out her blog, I recommend it. She’s very funny and is a great photographer also. Janeen welcomed other cyclists to accompany her on parts of her ride. During her trek through Kentucky she came close to Louisville. We exchanged e-mails a few times as I had hoped to ride with her even just for 20 miles or so. Unfortunately, my work schedule didn’t work out.

Last Wednesday Janeen made it safely to the end of the ride: Astoria, Oregon. 4,410 total miles. 73 days on the road. $7,184 raised for LiveSTRONG’s Team Fatty. Very impressive on all accounts.

I know a lot of people have done the TransAm ride, but I can’t imagine the stamina (both physical and mental) it must take to complete the ride. What an incredible way to explore the country. Considering how often I like to stop for photos during my bike rides around town, it would probably take me two years to make it across the country (assuming I ever made it at all). But wow, what an amazing journey that must be. Congratulations, Janeen! Glad to hear you and Precious made it safe and sound!

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Strawberry, banana smoothie = 4.5 points

Lunch:
— Spinach salad = 0 points
— Veggie chicken patty = 3 points
— Apple = 1 point
— Light Lime salad dressing = 2 points
— Diet root beer = 0 points
— Weight Watchers bite-size chocolate creme cake = 1 point

Dinner (at home! OMG, we actually cooked dinner tonight and lived to tell the tale):
— Chicken breast = 3 points
— Panko bread crumbs = 2 points
— Roasted garlic & herb seasoning = 0 points
— 1 tsp olive oil = 1 point
— 1/4 cup black eyed peas = 1 point

Snack:
— Skinny Cow ice cream bar = 2 points

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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