357. Riding, Walking & Writing

Riding: Now that I’m fully living in one city, I get to do things I haven’t done in a long time. On June 11th, I’ll be riding my bike to support research at the Barrett Cancer Center in Cincinnati. I figure if I can ride for Barrett, maybe some Cincinnati transplant can ride for Rush back in Chicago.

My bike is currently in the shop, getting greased up and ready to go. I’m hoping the same can be said for me. If you’d like to sponsor me, head on over to my Ride Cincinnati page.

Walking: In October, I’ll be walking in the dark, but carrying a lantern, for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night walk. (I’ve heard it’s a moving experience.) No, I didn’t have lymphoma or leukemia but one of my best friend’s grandson did and he’s all better now and has been for almost 20 years. Also, because blood cancers can be studied outside the body, the research they do benefits lots of other types of cancers.

It’s a good cause and you can go to my Light the Night page to sponsor me. (If only I could figure out how to edit that page…..)

Writing: Because I got an email about it exactly two weeks ago and because I am still thinking about it, I have decided to go to the Haven 2 writing retreat in October. I went to Haven 1 last year and had a wonderful time–the end result was that I walked away from it seeing myself as a writer (!). Julie and Nancy were in my Haven 1 class and when I saw them in this video, at Haven 2, I was so happy for them which was quickly followed by, “I want to do that!” So I am.

PS: If you watch the video, you can see a brief shot of the group I was with, at 3:28. And it really did look as nice and feel as nice in person as it does in the video.

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