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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

On the Path to Recovery

A while back, I published a blog entry where I challenged myself to a personal bik-a-thon, starting the day of the last chemo and ending the day of my surgery. I asked my friends and readers to make contributions to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, either by kilometer or as a set amount.

How did I do?  I rode every day except one, where I did get out for a walk. I logged 2924 kms with 41,219 meters of climbing! It's the climbing figure of which I am most proud. I didn't set any speed records and the folks who rode with me on my last long ride can absolutely confirm that. I did my best to wear myself out so the enforced rest and recovery time after surgery would be welcome. As a final kick, I walked to the hospital the morning of surgery.

Sorry this update has been so slow in being posted. 



I did take a couple of days off after the surgery, but then started exploring my neighborhood on foot. And I'm now doing my best to wear out my hiking boots. My sister-in-law has been a great companion for many of my hikes.

Here's the gory stats.


date
kms ridden
meters climbed

ride
Thursday, July 23, 2015
39.1
367

to chemo and dinner with Henry
Friday, July 24, 2015
2.5
35

breakfast and dentist
Saturday, July 25, 2015
108.4
1833

Sunday, July 26, 2015
85.6
766

Monday, July 27, 2015
26.9
180

Coffee and Wagon Wheel
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
9.1
87

Ice cream
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
12.8
77

Coffee and doc
Thursday, July 30, 2015
62.6
776

Friday, July 31, 2015
56.2
775

Saturday, August 1, 2015
85.2
808

Sunday, August 2, 2015
112.8
2049

Monday, August 3, 2015
64.4
699

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
81.3
1004

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
48.6
779

Thursday, August 6, 2015
62.3
975

Friday, August 7, 2015
34.2
532

Saturday, August 8, 2015
91.3
1571

Sunday, August 9, 2015
114.3
1567

Monday, August 10, 2015
6.7
67

Coffee - rest day
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
23.3
225

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
37.6
207

Errands and doc
Thursday, August 13, 2015
45.7
320

Doc and errands
Friday, August 14, 2015
23.8
122

Doc and coffee
Saturday, August 15, 2015
95.4
1460

Sunday, August 16, 2015
123.4
1137

Monday, August 17, 2015
59.7
532

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
54.8
933

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
65.1
999

Thursday, August 20, 2015
40.5
676

Friday, August 21, 2015
6.9
51

Coffee and Beer
Saturday, August 22, 2015
110.9
1245

Sunday, August 23, 2015
91.3
1034

Monday, August 24, 2015
77
1407

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
29.7
133

Fixin Upper and Lower in the rain
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
34.9
533

Thursday, August 27, 2015



walk
Friday, August 28, 2015
11
162

errands and coffee
Saturday, August 29, 2015
154
2400

Sunday, August 30, 2015
92.7
2016

Monday, August 31, 2015
130
2230

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
98.8
1381

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
96.6
1711

Thursday, September 3, 2015
52.5
935

Friday, September 4, 2015
28.4
489

Saturday, September 5, 2015
94.6
1489

Sunday, September 6, 2015
109.1
1874

Monday, September 7, 2015
32.4
571


2924.4
41219


4 comments:

  1. But how did the surgery go??

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  2. You are quite the inspiration, Pam! Praying for your speedy recovery!

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  3. Thanks for the update! It was a bit strange to balance the silence and yet see new pics on your picture feed... So nice to hear you are making plans for more adventures on two wheels!

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