All posts by JacquelineL

New Year New Adventures

I’ve been away from writing for awhile. To be honest I had come to associate my blog with my cancer treatment, and it had become difficult to write once I was better.  Also, as part of my post treatment recovery, I really needed to work hard physically to regain mobility and lose weight, and that left me feeling pretty wiped out most days. It’s all been worth it though. I’m now regularly commuting to work via bicycle, and I participate in hour long boot camp work outs twice a week, which I love. When I started boot camp I could barely do 2 pushups, now I can do thirty in a minute, and my fitness just keeps improving.  I no longer have even a slight limp, and I feel really good again, but I kept thinking about coming back to my blog as I really did enjoy writing, so with the New Year dawning, I’ve decided to dedicate more time to writing again this year.

I still cook a lot, and I’m a serious DIY’er, but I think a lot of my blogging will be about my explorations of Brisbane via my new main mode of transport, my 2011 Trek FX that I purchased second hand; officially, my best buy of 2013.

Five Years On – Cycling to Raise Money for Childrens Cancer Research

It’s been awhile now since I’ve posted, but I’ve been very busy getting back some measure of fitness and putting myself together again after losing  my kitty.  I wanted to celebrate hitting the five year mark on my remission, and decided to do it by participating in the Great Cycle Challenge, sponsored by the Children’s Medical Research Institute.  Essentially it’s a participatory challenge where you commit to a certain distance that you’re willing to ride during the month of October, and you have the entire month to complete that number of kilometers.

I wasn’t sure how well I’d do riding since one of my sitz bones had suffered multiple fractures due to my tumor, so  I initially only committed to 100 km, but as is usually the case, my body never fails to amaze me, and after one week I went ahead and doubled the number of kilometers I would do. I’m now 25 km from reaching my goal, and I’m so pleased.  Anyone interested in sponsoring my ride can use the link below: