After I completed the 25-mile Chainbreaker ride last August, which was really fun, I got off my bike and thought, "next year I’m doing 50 miles, losing 50 pounds, by the time I’m 50 in October 2018."
I started with a nice weight-loss plan and was still riding my bike. Unfortunately, during a routine physical exam in October, I was told that there was an abnormality on my mammogram. On my 49th birthday, I was told I had breast cancer. Needless to say, it’s a shock to hear, “you have cancer,” and it takes an emotional toll on a person. It’s very devastating.