Colorado Teen Rides in Courage Classic to Benefit Children’s Hospital – Day Three

Today I started out strong. Well it was downhill, the easy part. We left at 7:00 a.m. and got to lunch at 9:45 a.m. We made good time. It was however all downhill with little to no peddling involved.

It was 36 miles to lunch and I made it the whole way. The last 18 I could not do because my butt is so bruised it hurts to sit on the bike seat. I was in tears riding into lunch because I was in so much pain. I am still extremely proud of the amount of riding I have been able to do.

When we got back to the condo there was a ton of stuff for us to do. We did not do much however. I was very tired. We purchased pictures from yesterday and today and rested while we were waiting for my uncle to come in. We barely got to the finish line before he crossed it. Once he did it was just lunch time so we went out to lunch. I had the best BLT ever. Probably because I was so hungry from all the energy I have used up here. We came directly back to the condo where I crashed for two and a half hours.

I barely woke up in time for my massage. Thank goodness for the two that I have had. They have allowed me to ride as long as I have. If not for the first one I would not be able to walk because of my thighs.

Tomorrow is the last day and I have mixed feelings about it. I am excited because it will mean I have completed it. I am sad because it has been such a wonderful experience and I have been able to spend time with my uncle.

I am going to get some more sleep for the final day tomorrow. Good night!

Stay tuned for Day Four of my ride.

Ellaura Harris

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