This week marks 3 years from my cancer diagnosis. This anniversary did not come with the anticipated anxiety that the previous years have. It is not that the fear of recurrence has completely escaped my mind but I am trying to look forward. The side effects from my treatments continue to be painful reminders of what I have been through but I refuse to let them stop me in my tracks. I am just learning to accept them even if they slow me down.
Moving forward, I am hoping to keep my focus on my career change as a full time Pilates instructor and working with the non-for-profit helping other cancer patients. It has really been my silver lining that has come out of the ‘cancer vortex’. I am following my heart on this one and have faith that it will lead to all good things. Besides, it makes me feel good about myself.
Racing season is here. I have been struggling with renewing my USA Cycling license. If I renew my license the way I left it in 2010, I will be racing as Cat 1. I really have no interest in downgrading my license and going backwards to Cat 2 but I also fear the pressure this may put on me to get back into the shorter cross country race scene. I have been racing more endurance races and ones that do not require a USA Cycling license so until now, it has not been an issue. I had intended to get back into the local cross country scene this year so I need to make a decision and quickly. The first race is this Sunday and of course it is on my home turf... The Chainstretcher at Blue Mountain Reservation.
We were lucky enough to get out to Sedona last week for a mini-vacation. It was sort of a last minute decision to head out there for G's sisters engagement party. I am so glad we went for many reasons but we were also able to squeak in a couple really amazing days of mountain biking. That place would be how I imagine heaven!
The most important thing that I can write about today is - I am cancer free and I feel pretty damn good about that!
To those that have been following along over the past 3 years, thank you.
Knowing you are all out there cheering me on, really helps to get through those hard days.
|G and I in Sedona last week ♥|