by Janet Owens
on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 12:43pm.
Most of you don't know that I'm an avid cyclist. I love riding my bike. As a matter of fact, I love riding it so much that I've committed and talked my husband Burt into committing to ride in the MS 150 in April 2019. It's a 150 mile journey from Houston to Austin over a 2 day period and mostly uphill. Let the training begin!
But, this isn't the real story. I want to make the ride personal. I thought that I would come closer to crossing the finish line if I actually knew someone with MS. I don't, not yet anyway. Tomorrow I will. I've reached out to friends, neighbors, and colleagues to find someone I can talk with that has MS. It turns out that an acquaintance of mine has a son-in-law with MS. They live in Dallas so I'll get to know them via phone & probably social media. I'm so looking forward to connecting with them and learning their story. I want to know more about MS and how it affects day to day living as well as that of their spouse or caregiver. Hopefully I'll have a better understanding of the disease and the struggles associated with it and that understanding will help me get through the pain of riding 150 miles - uphill. Best of all, I'll get to know two darling young people as we ride this journey together. That's the real story!