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One year older = yay!

One year older = yay!

After having had breast cancer and even more since losing Nicole, I have a new appreciation for birthdays. I’ve decided to embrace every year older and celebrate making it. This year, I had a virtual festival!  Here’s what I did… Firstly, Chilli and I checked into Riverview B&B (where I stayed after foot surgery) for … Continue reading

3 year cancerversary

September 2013…so far anyway! Tennis, baseball, Brooklyn, my 3 year cancerversary, new friends, old friends, work friends and some pretty sky’s.  That’s what’s been happening so far.   Oh and Chilli Sparkles is enjoying getting around on the subway.  These days she actually gets excited when she sees her trusty transport (aka black travel bag). … Continue reading

Ironman inspiration

Canada – Mont Tremblant Ironman (IMMT) Last weekend I went to watch my friend Heather do her first ironman. Lucky for me this meant traveling to Canada/Montreal/Mont Tremblant. I’d never been to Canada before which made it all the more exciting and adventurous. And it was. Of course it made me want to do the … Continue reading

Summer time in the city – NYC

NYC Summer 2013 I have finally spent a couple of weekends at home and recovered enough to get out and about.  Lots of people complain about New York in summer (it’s too hot, it smells etc).  But I love it.  I would have to say my favorite part is the Hudson at dusk.  So pretty … Continue reading

Montauk baby, July 2013 I told you I would go back.  The highlight this time outside of Montauk itself was that my wonderful Chilli Sparkles survived her first train trip. 3 hours spent inside a bag.  Super cool, so proud! She also learned to ride me on my bike, which is pretty handy when I’m … Continue reading

How to recover from foot surgery

Riverview B&B Nyack 3 weeks ago I hard surgery on my feet.  Yes both of them.  I had a condition called Hallux Rigidus which is fancy Dr speak for rigid big toe apparently.  I had to have a bilateral cheilectomy and youngswick austin osteotomy.   They shaved off my bone spurs and put a screw … Continue reading

Proudly iron like

Niagara Falls – and an almost FALL. After the ironman adventure was done, it was on to the next adventure.  As it turns out, Niagara Falls is a mere 2.5 hours drive from Syracuse, so why not keeping driving we thought.  Straight after the race was done, we hopped in the car and high tailed … Continue reading

I am a half ironwoman, yes I am!

Ironman Syracuse 70.3, 2013…..I did it! But gee it was tough.  The course is hilly, it was hot (over 90F). I was coming off the back of strep throat and on antibiotics.  But the real problem if I’m totally honest was…..well….I really don’t think I did enough bike training.    Now the swim was great. … Continue reading