Posts Tagged ‘lance armstrong’

Looking Forward to Chemo

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Is it Tuesday?

I think it is. No, I know it is.

But only because I checked.

But sometimes, I feel that time no longer has the same boundaries as it used to.

When did this whole nightmare start? Just a week ago? Maybe a few more days, maybe a few less.

The test from yesterday was “good.”

So now we need to go to Tel Aviv for another test.

And then after that, another.

What an odd concept that we are actually eager to get to chemo.

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We Have Something to Tell You

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Dear Friends,

We need to tell you something.

It’s something we have known for a couple of days “unofficially,” but it is still difficult and frightening to say.

Especially now that it is official, confirmed, with no more “slight chance” of error.

I am going to whisper it at first.

Lean in close, this is tough to write.

Stella has cancer.

(breathe)

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Looking Forward to 2011

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

I have to admit, I’m looking forward to 2011. I already have a few big goals planned out. I want to run the Tiveria and Jerusalem marathons, compete in the all-night Mountain to Valley relay race,  ride the Alyn ride for the sixth time, and maybe tackle the 120 KM Tel Aviv-Jerusalem bike path in a single day. Throw in a few shorter races and maybe a triathalon. Sounds ambitious, I know. But my parents are going to be doing even more.

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No Hill Too Steep

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The crazy thing about the hill was that you could see it from miles away. We had ridden from our campsite in the middle of the Negev and had seen it off in the distance, rising from the desert floor to the sky. At first there we lots of discussion among the riders whether it was possible to get up it while staying on the bikes.

We tried to guess the factors that would determine whether the climb was feasible: The angle of the grade, the condition of the trail surface, the amount of loose rock, etc. As we got closer, everyone stopped talking and began thinking about how much they were willing to suffer to go up without stopping.

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