In Team in Training, we get to have an "honored teammate". This is a nice person who is currently fighting cancer in whose honor we are doing this. My teammate is my friend Ben, with whom I did my CPE residency a few years ago. So today, his wife posts on his CaringBridge page that he just finished chemo #4. Now I would betcha that if I had just finished chemo #4, I'd be curled up in a pile of misery begging for ginger ale, a couch, and a kitty to cuddle. Oh, and probably whining.
Not Ben. I think he's actually making a thumbs-up in the picture.
Which means I really have to get my butt out and do a nice run because Ben is way tougher than I am. So I have fueled with a brownie (and I'll eat an apple and some cheese, too, so I don't feel totally evil) and I am going out to run three miles. Or 35 minutes. Whatever comes first. Because at the end of the day, I'll feel really awful if a bald dude is doing his part of this while I sit around and whine for a sandwich.
In other news, I'm very proud of myself because I just put the rear wheel back on my hybrid. I think it's time to take out stock in a bike tube company, for this will be the Year of the Flat. I mastered the taking the wheel OFF part years ago, but always got flummoxed with the putting back ON. Today, I have put a wheel back ON the rear of my bike, and the chain works. I feel like a rock star, baby!