Qi Ryding for Lisa’s Cure

You’ve probably caught onto something by now – I’ve been possessed by the Spin-Ryde bug. It’s a weekly indulgence of endorphin highs & lactic acid lows; I don’t plan on changing that.

On Sunday, we rode for a reason. We rode for a Cure.

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One of our local lululemon Ambassadors, Chris Lindley, hosted this event for Sunday’s morning and afternoon. We had the option to reserve bikes for whatever amount of time we felt up to, and the Pot of Gold was open for donations of choice.

Every bike was full, ALL day.

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My time slot lasted from 8– 9:15 a.m., and I had no idea what to expect. Normally these “classes” are a mix of on/off bike routines & circuits.  Now, with a room full of people, food & energy, what were we in for?

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As it turned out – we were in for nonstop spinning, resistance changing, good music & arm-working. We were in for a story-telling, listening to Lisa tell us what life was like with treatments, surgery, chemo & radiation (and more to come). We were in for being motivated by some around us who had been on the bikes longer, but just kept moving. We were in for an intense cardio workout, but nothing that rivaled what Cancer will do to your body.

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I ended that 75 minutes drenched, drained, hopeful & elated. It makes a difference to workout with a purpose; and we can only hope the Pot of Gold makes a difference, too.

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According to what we heard on Sunday, Colorado has an unusually high rate of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer at a younger age. But it’s important for all of us to be observant, aware and educated.

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If you’ve put your time towards a purpose, let’s hear it! If you have a purpose you’d like to shine some light on, bring on the plugs!

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Qi Ryding for Lisa’s Cure

  1. Couldn’t agree more! Working out/running for a cause is such an amazing feeling. It takes the experience to another level, and gives perspective about how fortunate we are to have healthy bodies.

  2. Love this! Great class, great workout, great cause! Sounds like everyone got a LOT out of it, and best wishes to Lisa!

  3. oh my heart just jumps for joy when people do stuff like this! what an amazing time for a great cause!

  4. Mamacita

    Always good to give back – and often it makes us reflective about our own lives. Glad you were a part of this day. Hopefully the pot of gold for Lisa was full.

    Love, Mamacita

  5. runyogarepeat

    This is awesome! There’s an event this month called the 6 hour ride where they set up spin bikes in a huge auditorium, and people can ride as a team each for an hour or individual for the full 6 hours. They all raise money for the special olympics. I’m already busy that weekend, but I would have loved to do it.

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