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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:


Sushi Celebration

We had our sushi party last night at Sono in Hamilton, and it was soooo wonderful. My very, very generous in-laws treated us, and we had edamame and tempura fish and veggies as a starter follwed by a couple of delicious platters of sushi and sashimi. I was in heaven! We also did a little tasting of a couple of different types of sake. They bring the sake out already decanted into these pretty little blue frosted glass bottles and serve it in matching little sake cups. Continue reading Sushi Celebration