Life has been busy with all sorts of things going on, why should my life be any different from yours ~ right? Right. So far 2010 has seen me through a battery of medical tests and there are a few more to go. Believe me, nothing is serious, I'm just not leaving any orifice untouched so to speak. Aren't I lucky to have health care? Well, I have OHIP, my provincial health care, I don't have any from work.
Today is a bogus Stat Holiday here in Ontario by the name of "Family Day", just another one of those convoluted holidays where some people get it and others don't...go figure, welcome to Canada. I've spent my day doing actually everything I've wanted to do, don't hate me okay!
This morning I slept in, then played with Lily while enjoying a great breakfast. Then loaded the xcountry ski's into the car and went up for a ski around the park. Between not having enough snow and more than likely a very busy weekend in the park, the trails were not great, in fact they were awful, some spots were almost bare and some areas were littered full of pine needles and pine gum, I ended up skiing off the trails out into the unbroken, un-groomed campsite trails and enjoyed myself far better. My new ski's certainly took a beating. GAH!
I came back home and tidied the ski's up but it was such a nice day I didn't want to just stay in the house, so I headed out for a walk along the river.
Anyway, while I was out walking along the frozen river, I met up with a neighbour of mine, you know the type of person you never hardly see but when you do you have just so much fun and so much to talk about? We had discussed cycling together last year but she had injured her shoulder and I had injured my knee, so neither one of us did cycle together at all!
Annie had been an amazing runner but was injured in a really stupid accident years ago when we all played co-ed touch football. Yes, the guys had the testosterone flowing that day and sandwich tackled Annie, she almost lost her leg due to the injury, but she has rallied back and is still very active and she is back cycling. We got chatting about the bike tour we had talked about doing together last year....you know where this is going, don't you?
....it certainly wasn't intentional for me to have 2010 turn into the year of volunteering or really signing up for any specific road race geared towards a special cause, but for some reason, life is steering me towards fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis, don't ask me why but it is.
The Kilt Run in June is a fund raiser for MS. I've been screaming about the Kilt Run for months now.
Maybe it is subliminal because a former colleague and still a great friend of mine is suffering from the effects of MS.
Well, you guessed it, Annie and I have just signed up for the *MS 150K Bike Tour in August. Yup, Ottawa to Kemptville and back!!! Yikes, a 200K in June and now this....I love my life!!
I just get crazier as I get older!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,
*I'm not one to flog donating money in real life let alone on my blog, but if you would care to donate (I have to raise a minimum of $250.00), you can contact me if you so desire.