Why I am riding 200 Miles on the California Coast

 

You read my subject line and probably thought to yourself what is Kristina up to now. To be honest I have to ask myself that quite often. As I mark my second year as a breast cancer survivor I am learning more and more about how important it is to say yes to things that make me feel alive and fill you up, while giving yourself the opportunity to say no to things that steal. I recently finished the book, Present Over Perfect and these words seemed so appropriate….

“The world will tell you how to live, if you let it. Don’t let it. Take up your space. Raise your voice. Sing your song. This is your chance to make or remake a life that thrills you.”
― Shauna Niequist

If you know me well and live close in my company you know that life is something I treasure dearly. I have learned unfortunately the hard way at how precious it is. When asked of having breast cancer young, I often tell people I was given the “privilege” of being diagnosed young and the joy of living as a survivor. It has given me the opportunity to take some steps back from this life and spend more time on those things that matter most.

So that brings me to this October…. I have made the decision to ride in a three day 200 mile charity bike ride up and down the coast of Southern California in honor, celebration and remembrance of other young women like myself who have had breast cancer. The ride takes place on October 27-29, 2017. The ride totals: 207 miles. 8,128 feet elevation. I am excited about dedicating the next 7 months to training and fundraising for this special event. I fully intend to keep my blog as a place of information, training and my fundraising efforts.

One of the most personal ways you can participate is by making a donation. For each person that donates at least $50.00 you may give the name of one person that you would like to be written on my jersey. It may be in celebration of or in memory of. I would be truly honored to ride with their name written on my back.

Please visit my page below to see how you can get involved. I will be posting and sharing a lot more about this event over the next few months! So looking forward to representing all Breast Cancer Survivors in October.

https://west.ysctourdepink.org/KRIS

TWO YEARS

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