As I think about kiddos battling cancer, sometimes the doctors and their parents need to modify their protocols and plans because cancer is as unique to each child as the child is unique. I'm not saying my challenge to ride a bicycle is anywhere near as challenging as life for Miss Lillian, Miss Emma, and other kiddos and their siblings battling cancer but instead of beating myself up at my failure, I'm modifying my protocol.
I hope to still attempt to ride a bicycle but accepting I didn't set a SMART goal, I'm making a modification. I will log both bicycle rides and walking because I enjoy the walking and have more physical endurance and feel safer on two feet versus two wheels.
The days I didn't cycle, for the most part, I have walked. I'm going to count my walking towards my 100 miles so as not to give up but to modify my original plan in hopes of achieving the goal. I don't want the girls and their family to see me as a quitter.
I'm sorry for letting people down yet to achieve the goal, a modification is necessary. I will log my miles ridden with a title of "Walked for Lillian and Emma".
Thank you for understanding!