100 Miles

I committed to doing a century ride
With superhero Daniel by my side
To raise money for Parkinson’s UK
Not to mention a quiet night away
Like many a plan contrived in the pub
(build up over, here’s the rub)
Was it really the best idea?
Is this just pre-ride fear?
Can I really do this length?
Good idea or nonsense?
Tomorrow we are going to see
Whether success or tragedy
Greets me as I dismount
How many miles will be the count?
100? 50? More or less?
Feeling great or in distress?
Loving friends and family
Always supportive but perhaps don’t see
What this will mean to me
If I don’t finish the course
After all the hot air and discourse
I’ll be left feeling lost
Judging the physical and mental cost


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