Current Happenings

Plains & Pastures Bike Tour (2013)

I'm so proud to live here! Fredericton folks are just AMAZING!!!  Thank you one and all!!  My team raised over $2000.  The support was humbling.  What a great place to be!!!

Mind you, the journey isn't about me - it's about people who fight this horrible disease on a daily basis.  If you're reading this now, I hope you'll come back and sponsor me in the ride next time. 


Bike for Breath

Many thanks to everyone and their generosity.  The amazing people in my life supported me to the tune of $377.  Some days it is just great to be here!   (Fall 2012)


Another not-small victory

There are no small victories in this battle of the bulge.  You take every piece of good news you can get.  Today was one of those days.

Data geek that I am, I keep a log of pretty much every bit of exercize I do.  It's motivating to scroll back a couple years and realize just how far I've come.  I do this quite often on days when some super-jock or jockette smokes me at something.  It helps me feel better. 

Today was one of those days.  I got smoked but good in the pool.  She was nice and everything, but she was zipping fast when I got there, and 45 minutes later when I crawled out she was still smoking me.

So when it came time to ride home, I was miffed and pushed it a little.  I have one leg stronger than the other so I made sure I was pushing extra hard with that weaker leg.  Well worth it.  When I turned off the timer I couldn't believe my eyes.  A personal best!!! 

None too shabby for a 20 yr. old mountain bike!  That scale hasn't been cooperating lately but I'll take this instead.  This feels GOOD!  Real bike people would sneer at the thought.  Let them.  Two years ago I needed a cane to hobble from my desk to the printer.  THIS feels GOOD!

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