May 20, 2012 – Stranded at Starlight & Sad News
Last Sunday (May 20) my friend Kathy and I went on what was meant to be a 100km training ride – but sadly we didn’t even make it to 30km!
The ride started off on bad note as I received some terrible news from my uncle as I was getting ready to leave the house. My mom has breast cancer and is due for a mastectomy (and possibly chemo if it’s already spread) next month.
I can hardly believe this is happening to my poor mom. The reality of this news has hardly sunk in for me …. I always thought she’d end up getting cancer when she is old because she smokes so much… just never BREAST cancer when she is in her early 50s.
Well, I went on the training ride anyways because I needed to be outside to clear my head and I didn’t want to be alone right at that moment.
Kathy and I really soldiered on through the rain that started to really come down once we reach Richmond. Rain AND wind I should add.
By the time we had reached Richmond/ New West we gave up and desperately searched for some shelter – which happened to be the Starlight Casino.
Thankfully Kathy’s brother Chris was available and nice enough to come rescue us!
What a day!
If you’re reading this – please say a little prayer for my mom (and all moms) who are battling cancer this year – as well as all the trained professionals – from nurses to psychologists to surgeons who help them get better!