Thursday, January 27, 2011

Partners in Crime

I am very lucky to call Molly one of my closest friends and partner in crime.  Let me tell you a little about Molly, she is quite possibly the nicest, kindest person I have ever meet.  She is a true and genuine person with the best attitude.  I would tease her that a grumpy Molly=Shannon on her best day!  She is positive and up beat, the kind of person you want to train with.  We ran the San Francisco marathon together, we are currently learning to swim together for our first tri and she has made me the happiest friend in the world...she bought a bike!

When you have a passion, you want to share it with everyone you love.  I want all of my family and friends experience the joy I feel on a bike.  Now I realize that not everyone will share my passion, but I think I may have Molly hooked!  My husband and I helped her pick out her lovely blue Giant, outfitted her with a Tough Chik jersey and introduced her to clipless pedals.  We have taken her out on a few rides and it is amazing how quickly she has taken to it.  I am very impressed and a little jealous as to how she has progressed.  She is much more comfortable on the bike than I was at that stage.

It is so exciting to me that I can introduce someone I love to the sport I love.  My husband introduced me to cycling and now I get to pass it on to Molly.  I love showing her the ropes, teaching her tricks and watching her grow as a cyclist.  But what is more exciting than that is watching her love for the sport grow.  Cycling can be intimidating and uncomfortable at first but if you stick with it, it can be amazing.  Now she can't wait for the weekend for our rides!  She even signed up to ride the AIDS Lifecycle with us.  545 mile, 7 day ride from San Francisco to LA!

Molly I am so proud of you!

Molly helping me at a Tough Chik event, she had to wake up at 4AM on a Saturday!

Molly, Me and Marc before our first Lifecycle training ride

Molly, Me and Daniel enjoying some pretzels at mile 19 of the SF Marathon
Molly first ever ride!


  1. Oh my gosh Shannon - I love you so much. I am tearing up at my desk. I am so lucky to have you in my life and as MY partner in crime. You amaze and inspire me everyday. You help me to do things I never thought I could ever do. Since we pretty much share a brain I know if you like it than I probably will to. I can’t image life without you!!!!!! Thank you for all your support!!!

  2. Also how else would I get to be able to wear the super cute Tough Chik cycling jerseies if I didn't cycle.