A shiny new “medal”

Best part of completing a race? The medal at the end. Why is that silly medal so special? Not like it is actually made out of gold, silver, or bronze. But it is symbolic and meaningful nevertheless. A tangible representation of the challenge skillfully overcome. The proof to yourself and others that you did not…

Busy Bee

Over a month since I’ve felt the need to blog. Or had the time. May is such a busy month. It’s enough to make anyone dizzy. It’s nothing short of a miracle to find a moment just to sit down and reflect. Immediately after the the end of school year craziness, moms like me find…

Go time

Kicking off the best time of year: triathlon season! (if rehashing a race isn’t your thing, steer clear of this post!) Going into last weekend’s race I was excited but apprehensive. On one hand I’ve started to feel like me again. It’s been pretty good. I’ve gotten back a lot of my old energy. In…

Glam Fam!

5/15/19 I have no idea who these perfect looking people are. They certainly don’t look like they are a family whose lives have been touched by cancer. Could these be the same girls? Or maybe that’s just it. These are the confident smiles belonging to those who know that we somehow pulled together, juggled the…

Another layer

Peeling off another layer to this onion of a journey. This week has brought several ups marked by extreme joy but also some downs with fits of crying. On one hand I am actively loving the springtime and being able to finally get outside. Thankfully, my bruised knee feels better and my fracture doesn’t hurt….

Jigsaw

Confusion As I try to walk through my old patterns of life. To step back into normal life. What is normal anyway? Allow me to be transparent for a moment. At times I feel like an outsider from my own body, looking at myself from a stranger’s perspective. I don’t know or recognize this person…

Come alive!

Sitting in the infusion center waiting on my Herceptin to be mixed. The longest part of these sessions is not the time it takes to actually administer the drug, but waiting on the pharmacy. The drug is so expensive that they do not make it ahead of time until your blood work is processed showing…

Onward and upward

And my saga continues…. Yes, I’m glad to be done with radiation. That’s pure bliss. Albeit the burns have been another thing of their own. But today’s update has to do with my 3wk protocol of herceptin, which helps prevent cancer from returning. 3 weeks ago my counts were too low so we had to…

Loved

Happy Valentine’s day to you all! On this day filled with my latest signature color of pink, laced with wonderful treats, indulgence, and love, I remind myself of some words that provide true life: “Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:10 Now… Getting…

Best day ever!

Hope for others Join me as I raise funds for the nonprofit F C Cancer Foundation. What they provide for cancer patients is very near and dear to my heart. In my personal battle against cancer this year I have experienced how crucial it is to never loose hope. Fxck Cancer Tri Team has an…

“Are we there yet?”

We would repeatedly whine this from the backseat rows our embarrassingly big blue 15 passenger van (nicknamed the Smurf) to our father. Without fail, his autopilot response to an impatient group of 6 children was, “15 more minutes.” No matter the real time remaining, this was his reliable answer. Well Dad (I know you’re reading…

Lucky #37

Floating on Air The night still young yet the windows already steamy at the Milange dance studio. Underneath glamorous chandeliers, dancers enter a world beyond the ordinary. It’s the dead of winter so underneath many layers they dress to impress, heart’s set upon cutting a rug. This is the smile of a girl feeling an…