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Hot Ride

Yesterday I didn’t post anything because I was out on the bike at 7:00 am. It was a hot day yesterday and getting out early was important to beat traffic and heat. We did another ride of the steep hills and steep descents. All worked out well, but we had to change a flat towards the top of the largest…

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Summer Camp

Yesterday morning I was out a little earlier than my regular time for my ride. At every stop sign and light there were at least 10 cars waiting. I mentioned it to the person I was riding with that there must have been a concert that just let out! She laughed and had noticed the same thing. When we met…

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Finally Results

So it’s been awhile since I had my colonoscopy and I just received the results yesterday. The physician was on vacation for 2 weeks. All is fine, but there is an important mental process that occurred for me. Of course, your mind can think of the worst possible case. ‘Oh no, I have colon cancer. The doctor hasn’t called, so…

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Wonderful Start

As I mentioned in my post on Friday, we had our inaugural workshop on Saturday. It was a success from all perspectives. We had great feedback from participants. And when I asked the direct question, yes or no, ‘did you feel like you gained a useful tool to take with you?’, the answer came back overwhelmingly ‘yes.’ I always wondered…

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Beginning a Transformation

Okay, I’ve written about this, but I think it will show up here more than a couple times…starting anything new is a challenge, but your thoughts about ‘Am I good enough? Will anyone be interested? What if I fail?’ are just some of the hurdles that get in the way of anyone making a change. This weekend we will have…

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Strength in Numbers

It’s the Golden State Warriors slogan, but it is something that we can all benefit from. I know there is absolutely no way I would have made it through this whole cancer and recovery journey without the strength I’ve gained from others along with me on the trip. Last night I had a good, but nervous time watching the NBA…

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Sunshine

All this sunshine is wearing me out! Yesterday I did complete the third day in a row of riding, a large hill no less, but the exhaustion from lack of sleep is catching up. This is lack of sleep due to lots of sunshine. It feels weird putting it on paper, but the early mornings and late sunsets make for…

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Riding 3 Days in a Row

This will be a recent first for me. Yes, I can ride 3 days in a row, but the question is how well?? Yesterday I went out in the afternoon for a ride on a whim and the weather was just perfect. However when I got home, whew, I was toasted. This morning after a good night sleep I’m feeling…

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Beginning of a Transformation

This weekend my husband and I went to a book festival. Earlier this year he self published an important book about how critical your thoughts are to your everyday life. It is based on some powerful experiences we’ve had the last several years. The visit to the book festival was to begin to understand what happens in the writing, publishing…

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All Cleaned Up

Well, this week I feel like my body has been cleaned up and cleaned out. Yesterday I went to get my teeth cleaned. Good news, no cavities. It occurred to me as I was talking to the dental hygienist that between the colonoscopy and the teeth cleaning this week, I’m pretty cleaned up, both inside and out. I’m sure you’re…

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