BY JEFF REDMON/BREAKTHROUGH IMPACT GROUP
I did it!
I have finally achieved a BiG personal goal.
I completed 100 miles in a single day, taking on the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail.
7 hours in the saddle at just over 14mph.
100 miles might not seem like much to you but to me it was everything.
I started 2021 with a blood infection that caused my body to shut down.
My heart stopped for 14 seconds.
After surgery, I had to do cardiac rehab.
In just six months, I went from struggling to ride 15 minutes to completing 7 hours and 100 miles.
I want to thank the amazing support I had from my health care team and my German Cardiologist.
They reminded me of the German saying, Unkraut verwelkt nie.
“Weeds Never Die.”
Since then I have adopted the thistle as my official flower.
It’s a handsome purple color, a bit prickly, incredibly persistent, and very hard to eradicate.