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Inspired Living

Celebration Ride2 (at start of day 1)

Sarah Stanley

I will write about the 30 hour/1271 mile drive from Denver, CO to San Francisco, CA later. Right now the machine (that would be me) is about to embark on a 600 mile bike ride down the coast of California. In 5 days. On barely any sleep. Worn out legs. And I'm sick. Let's just say the odds aren't in my favor.  But that's the thing with passion. You just don't believe in something because it is easy. You believe in it no matter what. And you will do WHATEVER it takes to get the job done. You might have to make modifications and adjustments along the way. But remember the 11th commandment is to never give quit/give up. And that's what my life is all about. It has not been easy. But if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. 

So here I am in San Francisco (one of my favorite places in the world) getting ready for another journey. So many emotions running through my head. But I always come back to these few things:

I can't wait to get on my bike and start riding.

I can't wait to be able to raise a bunch of money (a secure and direct donation page, btw) for Kids on Bikes.

I can't wait to leave a positive impact on the world.

I can't wait for an ice bath at the end of each day. :)  

But I also want to interject this. This ride project isn't about ME. Sure, I might be the one grueling out the miles on the saddle. But I am just clay in the potter's hand. I've been called to make a difference in the world. And if one person or a million join me, I will still do what I am called to do. Because keeping the faith is what it is ALL about.

And how do I know this? Well, the mug I grabbed for some hot herbal tea at the hostel this morning just happened to have Ephesians 3:2 on it. Could. Not. Be. More. Fitting. "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us."

Make sure you follow Generation UCAN and myself on Twitter and on Facebook for during the ride for photos, updates and other findings during 600 miles. :)

 

Peace, love, sweat & faith!