THE COMEBACK IS ALWAYS STRONGER THAN THE SETBACK
Total Travel on Day 6: 200-250 kilometers
Total cycling time: Approximately 18 – 19 hours
Total Travel until now: Approximately 2200 kilometers
Route: Seoni (Bypass), Nagpur
States crossed: Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and a part of Maharashtra
Delicate yet secure….
Who doesn’t lose courage ever ….
The Cycle Queen, PREET, has reached NAGPUR!
The pain meds.. the rest (extremely important) has reduced Preeti’s discomfort to a great extent. Cycling on the national highways has been a boon as the roads are in pristine condition… the major hindrance is the rising heat… due to the rising heat, Preeti has got ulcers in her mouth making it difficult for her to eat anything easily…. All these factors in addition to the difficulties faced in the first two days of the expedition have contributed to lessening of average speed and she is around 200-250 kilometers behind her decided schedule… This means she has to cover more distance than planned everyday….
Preeti has been burning approximately 10000 calories but her intake is only 2000-3000 calories. Her nutritionist suggested that the team up her carbohydrates with foods like boiled potatoes, boiled and roasted sweet potatoes. Along with this, she is having fruits and fruit juices to maintain her sugar and energy levels. The liquid intake of coconut water, buttermilk, and water also has been increased so as to ensure proper hydration.
The team is also trying to change her body clock to sleep in the day when the heat is at its peak and to cover more distance in the early mornings, evenings, and nights when it is cool.
Preeti also met a group of lady cyclists from Mumbai on the way…. They too are doing the K2K route and have started from Kashmir way before Preeti. They cover around 100-150 kilometers everyday… they were overwhelmed with why (for organ donation) Preeti has undertaken this expedition and wished her the very best for the successful completion of the expedition.
Preeti reached Nagpur at around 2 in the night and she slept from 3 am to 7 am in the morning.
Now Preeti is all set and ready to leave towards Telangana…
Arise, awake, and don’t stop until the goal is reached!
Preeti has always maintained this from the start of the mission and we all know she is certainly going to make it…!
A ton of good wishes to Preeti and the team!
Original Blog By : Kavita Pipada
English Translation By : Girija Shirurkar