I had cancer. If you have had cancer, or know anyone who has, you know it changes your life – forever.
If you are lucky, and you live, each day is special in a new way.
When I first wrote this, I had just attended a wake for a friend who was 51 and in great health, or so we thought. He played basketball, rode a mountain bike, trained in karate … then died from heart attack.
It’s over a year later, so why am I talking about this now? I don’t want anyone to starve themselves today for a future they may never see.
I am not saying spend everything living today. But I am saying find a balance!
Yes, “balance,” that mindfulness term that applies to financial planning. Enjoy what you can today without making your future a mess, and make your future good enough so you can enjoy today.
Got it? I hope so.
P.S – please see my Pan-Mass Challenge profile for more on my response to having had cancer and losing a dear friend. (The answer is obvious: I ride to raise money to save others!)
Great photo of some young PMC riders!