Last Saturday I had a blast hanging out with my friend Arlene as she rode the Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance 10k in Bishop. Oh yeah, it’s actually a 10k run, but Arlene doesn’t have working legs. She doesn’t have feet either. But she has a sassy attitude and great taste in socks. They’re always colorful and super soft. Every time I see her on the weekly Wednesday DSES rides in Bishop, I always look forward to seeing her socks… and her smile. Anyhoo, yeah… we had such a great time, and I got to see some trails in Bishop that I’d never been on before. Arlene killed it!! Other than a couple rutted out soft sections, I didn’t help her at all- except with hilarious jokes to make her forget about her triceps which were burning like Angela’s bacon.
Good times, great cause. Arlene lost a friend to cancer two weeks ago, so we were riding in memory of Ronie. A dear friend of mine lost his sister to cancer a few weeks ago as well… so Cindy and Brad were/are definitely in my thoughts. Cancer is just a reminder of how fickle health and life in general can be. If you have some stuff you really wanna do, I suggest getting at it now. Don’t worry. Your couch ain’t gonna miss you… and the donuts will taste better, too.