Live Oak Brings Rolling Hills

Waking up to the tunes of my childhood movies and having delicious bagels and fruits for breakfast sponsored by Michael Hailey, I knew today was going to be a great day to Live Oak – or as my teammates would say, “It’s a great day to have a great day.” Today’s disability of the day was Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the reasoning was that a teammates older brother, who he looked up to, was diagnosed after serving in the military; however, it was his brother who looked up to him for all that he has accomplished while he was in college. The ride to Live Oak was estimated 100 miles, a century as we call it, and I was ready to take it on. Only cycling on state and county roads, the ride was safe and surprisingly smooth, yet challenging since there were constant rolling hills. Who would have known Florida had hills? Perseverance helped greatly with today’s ride by keeping determined and persistent to achieve what I set my mind to. After the ride, we had a friendship visit with the Arc of North Florida who also sponsored our dinner with BBQ. It was exactly what I needed along with talking to some of the clients of their favorite hobbies and dancing while singing to our makeshift karaoke session. We were also gratefully surprised to find out that they had given us food to have for the next few days that was all sponsored by the people of the community. Today was indeed a great day to have a great day.