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MT Day 32

I am back on the bike again. It snowed yesterday. No school in this Southern town.

I had stopped for about 7 days to allow my body to recover from a respiratory illness. Vitamin C works but sometimes the weather is too much for the body to overcome.

I am starting slowly. I am doing an hour on the bike. I refuse to stop. My brother is still ridiculing my efforts but I refuse to stop. Many times in life we stop doing what we desire because of the ridicule of others. The successful people know that to stop because of ridicule does not allow for success. The key is to dig deeper and to keep going. Being able to see a goal in your mind is the key. In my mind I see myself crossing the finish line in less than 26 hours without being winded.

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