Not really sure where I'm going with this. I haven't blogged in nearly 5 years. Losing my nephew to a brainstem tumor right before Christmas 2013, then my dad <11 months later, and 2 years after that receiving my own cancer diagnosis (same cancer that killed my dad - colorectal)...well, it just made me not feel a whole lot like writing about anything at all, but especially shanked a running/cycling-heavy blog, since chemo, chemo-radiation, and surgeries (since diagnosis I have lost most of my sigmoid colon, rectum, and my right upper lung lobe to a metastatic spot) made those things such a monumental challenge. I still kept at it, because if there's one thing I'm good at, it's being a SLOW, stubborn broad, but exercise for fitness and mere survival just didn't seem all that entertaining to document. And I got tired of thinking about Cancer, much less writing about it. There were no races for 2017 and '18 and only later in 2019.
I've had a couple of clear CT scans, so 2020 marks my return to doing my run - bike - run thing. I've got a sexy new tri bike. I'm Zwifting my ass off (well, figuratively. I've still got 15#s more of that than I'd like). My kid is in his frosh year of college. When I last blogged he was still in middle school.
We're still in MI, but in the midst of the most loathsome season. It's been a mild one, but I just hate everything about Winter. New Mexico calls...the part with minimal snow and a scattering of palm trees. I love Zwift, but I'd really love to be able to run and bike outdoors year-round. I swear chemo made me extra cold-sensitive and increasingly heat-tolerant.
I probably won't be as regular about this as I'd like, but there have been times in the past year or so when I've had stuff I wanted to document someplace other than social media, but my old blog just didn't feel like the right spot, either. If I were really serious about this, I'd go to the hassle of a WordPress blog...but at nearly 47 I know me...and I hardly see the point of going that gung-ho. But I will probably register a domain, at some point. Mostly because the whole blogger.com thing kinda makes me cranky. I've tried to separate myself from the Google-Borg as much as possible.