Feeling Grateful

As I sit here writing some long overdue thank you notes (I am always out of stamps), I figured it’s as good of a time as ever to get this blogging started. While the ride won’t start for another 100 or so days, this journey started back in September when, in typical Kathleen fashion, I submitted my application the day before it was due. I’ve always wanted to do something out of the box and be adventurous, I just couldn’t find anything that really got to me. It’s my senior year, and I saw this opportunity as one of my last chances to really do something like this, and I can’t think of anything better than this opportunity. I hope this is just the beginning of the crazy awesome adventures in my life.

So, sitting here writing these thank you notes really makes me extremely grateful for all the support I have been getting for this trip. Every single time I get a donation, I can’t resist the urge to call my parents and tell them about it.  Someone could hand me a dollar and I would still call them, because every little bit holds the same amount for me. I’m so glad that so many people have decided to support me on this adventure. I know it will not only leave a large impact on my life, but hopefully the lives of the people I will be able to interact with along the trip this summer. Insanely grateful for all who have donated. It seems like every time I think I won’t be able to do this ride I get the support from someone I wasn’t expecting and I get excited all over again. So, thank you thank you thank you! I don’t know if I can really express how grateful I am, just know I am, even if I don’t start jumping up and down and start yelling.

I’ll keep you posted on future happenings, such as my level of soreness after Saturday morning training.


Comments (5)
  • Tom Mammoser says:


  • Patti Kozlowski says:

    Good luck on your ride and be careful!

    You are riding with my cousin, Peggy Scherer Nichols, daughter Christy Nichols!

    Small world – I’m an old, but good friend of your Mom! ;-)

    Patti Scherer Kozlowski

  • Brenda Bishop says:

    Prayers for you everyday! This is an amazing thing you are doing!

  • Jane Mammoser says:

    I just read your blog again tonight. How blessed to have so much support. I’d love to read a new blog!

  • Tobey Black says:

    Well Kathleen, I write this knowing that you are on Day 47 of your journey, and realizing that your ride has taken on a whole new meaning, with the passing of your dear Grandpa on his 85th birthday, just 2 days ago. I’m sure you are riding with a heavy heart, but yet you’ve got to be inspired knowing that he is watching down on you! Please accept this donation in honor and memory of your Grandpa! I am in awe of you and your friends as you trek across our great country to raise money for cancer research! May you continue to have safe travels! (fyi…….Brittany and Scott contributed to this donation, too!)

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