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Monday, April 08, 2013

I road my bike in the dark, with my eyes closed, earbuds in, music cranked. Thank God for trainers.

  
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CBLENS 4/8/2013 7:08AM

    I love my trainer.


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BLUENOSE63 4/8/2013 7:07AM

  Ohhhh I love that as well....I take alot of trips in my head while riding in the dark on the trainer and listening to music. In fact at my gym, they have a spinning classes called Zen Cycling wherein it is in the dark with lit candles in vases and you spin with music......I love it and works to relax me!

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Riding in the dark and cold

Sunday, April 07, 2013

For this morning, and all the other mornings all winter I went out into the garage to ride my bike, I'm thanking God for the ability to purchase a trainer. Riding hard for 37 minutes this morning. I would not have exercised otherwise. For it is still very cold and dark outside.

The Boston Brain Tumor Ride is fast approaching. I ride for those who can't.

http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/
TR/Events/BTR-MA?px=2979934&pg=persona
l&fr_id=2090

  
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WELLNESSME09 4/7/2013 6:37AM

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PTCAKES 4/7/2013 6:23AM

    I would not have had it out either, but the trainer kept me pedaling out of the wind and weather. It was still cold out, sometimes below freezing, but I wore layers, so eventually warmed up. Mind you --- I didn't lose any weight...

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KKKAREN 4/7/2013 6:17AM

    Nice going riding your bike all winter. I never had mine out once!

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Boston Brain Tumor Ride

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

It's spring, but all winter I've been riding my old bike on a trainer in the garage. I'm preparing for the ride of someone's life, The Boston Brain Tumor Ride. This will be my third time riding. It's a very personal ride, as cancer has touched our family in a variety of forms.

When I was a Postdoctoral Fellow my mentor, Marty, had cancer. It was everywhere. She called me into her office one day and said they were going to give her head a CAT scan. They suspected it was there as well. Puzzled, I looked at her and said, "Nah, I know you don't have any CATs up there. I'd give it a pass."

Why would I say that? Because the disease had already taken over her spine, hip, liver, and breast tissue, what was left of it from a Mastectomy. She taught me more than computer science, She taught me how to live.

Care to sponsor my ride? Send me the name of a loved one and I will carry it with me, for this ride and every other ride I complete.

www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/TR/
Events/BTR-MA?px=2979934&pg=personal&f
r_id=2090


Every little bit helps another family with cancer.
Thank you.

  


It's Friday

Friday, March 15, 2013

In 3.5 hours I'll be on the farm with the calves.

  


What to blog...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'm back. I'm starting over. I'm fighting the good fight.

  


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