Friday, April 29, 2016

Cardiac Classic

Last Saturday, Adam road with 450+ cyclists in the Heart Foundation's, Cardiac Classic.  The Heart Foundation exists to impact knowledge, inspire action and motivate Arkansans to make their heart health a priority.
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We arrived early that morning so we had some time to kill. There was an artist who did a great job of depicting each of the kids in his caricatures.  (I'm thinking it'd be fun to have these framed and put them in the playroom.)
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We hung around and watched as they took off on the ride.  They started with the 20 milers, then went to the 50 and 60 mile riders.  They did a little warm up lap around Burns Park then headed for the route.
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A 91 year old WWII veteran road in this event.  If he can do this, I believe I could totally do it!  I think the Foundation will be doing a Family Ride next year, so be looking for the Head clan to show up for that!
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Here's some of the Heart Hospital's Administrative Team who road together, at least for the first 20 miles.
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How fun does this bicycle built for two look?  They road in amazing synchrony.
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It was a great day to be outside and enjoying the beauty of our state.  We left for a bit for Emerson's soccer game then headed back down there for the end of the ride.  The hospitals chef, Coby Smith, made lots of tasty goodness including 70+ pounds of delicious granola that was divine!
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The kids and I were proud of our cyclist who did the 50 mile ride and finished in 2 hours 45 minutes.  I'd say that's really good in my book!
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