It has been a year since I was diagnosed with cancer. It has been one hell of a year; brain surgery, chemo therapy, routine scans, the emotional and mental load on my family and I, getting back into shape and learning to live with cancer, because once it enters your life it is part of yours and your family daily life.
I continued to exercise while I was undergoing chemo therapy, and it was a crazy challenge. It was quite a wake up call for a life long athlete and triathlete – as I consider myself, to walk half a mile and needing to return home because I was exhausted. It is amazing how in a matter of weeks chemo therapy took away 35 years of exercise and fitness.
This week, a year ago I was recovering from my brain surgery and decided to go on a long bike ride with my buddies Bike ride post surgery. The physical activity and the company gave me a great boost of energy and optimism and this is when I started to think about motivating other people who live with cancer. Several weeks later I founded Supportersize.
Our goal is to get as many people who live with cancer to participate in our free outdoor events, and I decided to take part in a very exciting event that will hopefully help me build awareness to our cause. I registered to PepsiCo TransRockies™ RUN3 August 11 – 13, 2015 – Buena Vista to Camp Hale, Colorado. 58 miles, 8,600 feet elevation gain. Transrockies-run