Next week, I’m participating in Cycle for Survival for the first time.

As you probably already know, Cycle for Survival is spinning event that raises funds to help cure rare cancers. Each biker (spinster?) fundraises to earn their spot on a bike. What you may not know is every dollar goes to actual research (for instance, no money is spent on say, maintaining their website or paying their Time Warner cable bill). I donated last year and the organization actually followed up with me and told me where my money went.  It made me feel even better about my modest contribution.
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I’m riding with the The Cycle-Angelos, a team started by my friends Blake and Timmy after Timmy’s dad was diagnosed and later passed away from cancer. Over the past 3 years, they’ve raised over $150,000 in support of pioneering research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). I am so excited to be a part of the team.

If you’d like to donate, any amount helps.  (Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!)

I’m sure there was a time before FlyWheel and  Physique57 that I showed up at my local gym, entertained myself with a self-guided workout and left feeling like I accomplished something.

Maybe my expectations have gone up. I used to be satisfied with a 30- minute elliptical workout. Today I am not. I don’t hate that machine, but I have an evolving preference toward weights.

[DC Readers: I used to crush the arc trainer/elliptical scene at the Vida on 14th Street.]

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