A little over a year ago, June 2, 2010, I underwent rectal cancer surgery. It was two months before I could sit in a chair for any significant amount of time.
A little over half a year ago, Dec. 7, 2010, I finished up chemotherapy, ending ten months of cancer treatment.
Last Sunday I sat on a hard, narrow bike seat for 6 1/2 hours and rode my bike 100 miles (at altitude, as part of the Denver Century Ride) - something I've never done before in my life.
It was wonderful - plodding up the climbs, shooting down the descents, heart pounding, legs and lungs burning, the thrill of finishing.
It was for days like Sunday that I put up the fight.
Livestrong, my friends!