A3 Bars, adaptive cycling, Arielle Rausin, athletes with disabilities, Challenged Athletes Foundation, K D Rausin, MS, multiple sclerosis, Mystic, No Opportunity Wasted, NOW Bars, Phil Keoghan, racing wheelchair, recumbent trike, San Diego Tri Challenge, triathlon training
Stopped to refuel with my favorite ride nosh White Lightning Marshmallow A3 Bar
and this horse, I swear, was begging for a bite. Can’t really blame him. But it was still so hard to resist that face! Here he is being adorable in an ultramini video:
If you don’t know about Phil Keoghan’s scrumptious line of energy & snack bars, you’ve really gotta try them. I say the marshmallow one is my favorite and I do mean that, but it’s equally true that I keep changing my mind. Sometimes the PB&J bar is my favorite. Sometimes the S’mores bar is my favorite. I can’t help it. They’re just so dang good that I have a hard time sticking with allegiance to one or the other as my main squeeze.
I love the White Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bar, I love the Strawberry Newton bar, I love that these bars have good-for-me ingredients I don’t see in other bars, like manuka honey & chia seeds. I have no doubt these “secret ingredients” are a big part of the reason NOW bars & A3 bars taste far & away better than others. But one thing’s for sure, the entire line of NOW & A3 bars are my favorite of all the offerings out there in the big wide world of sports nutrition. Thank you, Phil Keoghan, for some scrumdillyicious snackage & sources of refueling for a No Opportunity Wasted life!
Official ride report: 11.33 miles. Made a point of going down side roads I’ve never been on before: I like to create adventure, indulge wonder, whenever possible. Hence, the lower mileage, ’cause I needed to drink it all in. Saw 2 horses, 3 wild hares & a red-tailed hawk during my ride. Then off to the pool for my longest swim ever – 2 miles. Seriously, TWO Miles! It was a very good day. Day 88, to be specific, in my countdown to the San Diego Tri Challenge.
I want to give a big shout-out to KD Rausin – awesome blogger & gifted, precedent-setting author – for donating to my fundraising efforts for Challenged Athletes Foundation. Every dollar matters, and I’m crazy-grateful for each one. THANK YOU, Krista!
Krista’s daughter Arielle is also a 3-wheeled athlete :0) Who, by the way, was the inspiration for Krista’s novel featuring a wheelchair-bound protagonist. You can listen to an interview with Arielle about her mom’s book HERE. Mystic is being hailed as groundbreaking, and very rightly so. I’m hoping to meet Krista & Arielle in person someday soon. I want to cook (check out the food-love on the blog), talk storytelling & writing craft with Krista; I want to ride like the wind with Arielle.
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I still need somebody to do the swim and/or run portion of the triathlon on my relay team for the San Diego Tri Challenge!
And I still need a sponsor – any business or organization – who’ll make a donation and/or help with travel expenses in exchange for my wearing a jersey & flying a flag with your name/brand/logo. Might this be you? Might you know somebody?
This will be my first triathlon since MS came-a-vistin’ to my life. I’m raising funds & awareness for Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization devoted to making a difference in the lives of folks with illness & disability who need our help to enjoy a more active, independent, wild-&-wonderful life. Like this guy, JJ.
Wanna make a difference? You could pass on my story & donation page: email, Tweet, Facebook post – anything you can think of to spread the word would be an enormous to help to me. And, more importantly, to CAF :0)