In case you couldn’t tell, I am riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge this year! I attempted it 2 years ago but only was able to fundraise not ride. Short version–unfortunately I was born with a twisted intestine (and had no idea) and the weekend before I was in intense pain and had to go into the ER. They operated on me that weekend and I had to miss out on the Pan-Mass. Read more about my story here!
After being emotionally exhausted from doing all the fundraising but not being able to experience the ride while also studying for my Professional Engineering exam, I decided I needed to to take 2014 off from attempting the PMC again. But once 2015 rolled around, I knew it was time. It also was my (now former) company’s 10th year of riding and they were trying to get 10 riders for the team.