My quads are sore, I got stitches for the first time in my life, I chipped a tooth, scraped off a knee, and have bruises running up and down my legs all while preparing and training for this ridiculous adventure. And though I've suffered setback upon setback in terms of falls and injuries, I couldn't be more excited. This ride has grown to become so close to my heart and so meaningful to me. It's given me a reason, since leaving hardcore athletics in December, to once again re-immerse myself in training mode and the "don't think, just do it" mindset. I'm grateful for all the skills it's taught me, and the confidence it's given me to reclaim the road as a cyclist. I can't wait to use those skills and that confidence as a vehicle to take me down to Miami.