Ed Rides to Raise
- I will ride 1 mile for every $25.00 donated.
- Friends and neighbors in the Clear Lake area, Friendswood, and League City areas. If you donate $100 or more by November 30th, I will add your address to my Saturday morning bike route on December 3rd and personally thank you for your donation.
Chris has been battling ulcerative colitis since 2017. He has endured 25+ surgeries and procedures over several hospital stays lasting any where from a few days to a month.
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First official training ride this morning. Starting training at 20 miles and plan to build each weekend by adding 5 - 10 miles. I typically ride 4 times per week with a average of 45 miles over the week. A good chunk of those miles are typically on Saturday and outside. The rest are typically done on a direct drive, indoor trainer. Lots of time in the saddle and lots of pedaling!
I am raising money and doing my own ride for two reasons.
One, Ulcerative Colitis is a horrible disease. As I write this post, Chris and Liz have headed to the hospital. Chris is suffering from abdominal pain. They are staying over night, possibly longer depending on the cause. The pain can be caused by a blockage or twist in the small intestines. Blockages have many causes. Twists are common in IBD patients who have undergone several abdominal surgeries. Chris has certainly had his share of surgeries.
Two, while there are formal even rides, we opt to remain vigilant during a post pandemic society. We can't risk exposing Chris to COVID as he is immunosuppressed. His immune system is in overdrive attacking his lower digestive tract and is on medication to "turn down" that overdrive. So adaptability and creativity are the name of the game. The result, I create my own fundraising cycling event.
That's it for now. Hope you and your family are safe and well tonight
by Ed Puckett on Sat, Sep 10, 2022 @ 10:00 PM
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