The ride is in less than three weeks, and I've had some challenges in training and hit a plateau on fundraising, but I'm not backing down. My training has been curtailed by a summer cold and work for my new startup (for which I am very grateful!) But I'm back on the bike and taking spinning classes on the days I can't ride.
On the fundraising front, I've hit the point where I've reached out to most of the people on my list, but a fraction have responded. I know this pattern from my own behavior. I get a request and fully intend to give, setting it aside for later, where it promptly gets buried in the busy-ness of everyday life. So, I'm about to start my second round of appeals. If you receive a second note from me, and intend to give, my suggestion is to do it then and there. It takes less that 2 minutes, and will provide much needed help for people who are need it and don't have the luxury of time.