Since I discovered the MapMyRide site I have been entering data into the training log like it was a religious obligation. Whats rad is I can actually see multiple improvements in my riding. I enter the data and it gives me the daily averages and the daily averages have been going up as far a speed and distance and going down as far as weight and time. I am pleased with my progress but not so pleased that I run out and start pounding fast food and cola in celebration. I got an e-mail for a new contest from the site and it wanted “Your Personal Challenge Story” so I figure eh, I can string words together in a semi-literate fashion why not. I write less than a page on my health problems and losing weight, my goals etc and submit the thing to the site. The prize was a membership upgrade on the site which apparently allows you to access more tools and whatnot. I was hoping it was for something a little more substantial like a new bike or something equally as awesome but nay, it was just for a membership upgrade.
A few days later I get an email from a woman saying my story is very inspirational and she would like to publish the story and I have won the contest (I now curse at the fact it was not for a bike). Inspirational? Huh? Oddly for as much as they hyped this contest up I still have not been granted that membership upgrade.