Welcome to the premier issue of Wild Rider Magazine including discoveries from around the web, tips, hacks and a sweet recipe.
The first Sunday in June is National Cancer Survivor Day. I first heard about it through Facebook when Lynn Kelley posted a photo from a get-together in California. August McLaughlin “embellished” this photo when I had a double boobectomy (mastectomies) in 2013. Lynn Kelley, me, Debra Eve, August McLaughlin, and Debra Kristi. Four thoughts hit me... Continue Reading →
Hey, Wild Riders! How was your weekend? Would you take a pill that dissolved bone? You’ve seen the commercials. Almost every drug has side-effects. My oncologist switched me from Tamoxifen, which can cause uterine cancer to Anastrozole, which breaks down bone. You can imagine I’ve been more than a little concerned. I picture a vinegar-like... Continue Reading →
This was my first run of the day. I stood on the edge of the mountain and looked down. As everyone dropped in, they disappeared into the cloud. I freaked. Then I had a flashback to my heli-ski trip.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, all doctor appointments become a big deal especially since the drugs I’ve been on have side effects. It can be terrifying. Last week, I went to an OB/GYN appointment and a wrist and knee follow-up. I worried they all could go south, like in the Deep South of hell... Continue Reading →
Dear Left Hand, I am sincerely sorry for falling on you and breaking one of Wrist’s bones. It was painful. What might have been worse was the relief I felt when realizing your superior twin, Right Hand didn’t break, because it’s like my, never mind. You have been in a rivalry since birth, but that... Continue Reading →
While waiting for my name to be called in urgent care, I thought about the last two days. No matter how much you plan, life has its own ideas. And why do they call it urgent care? There never seems to be any urgency at all. It all started on Monday. Taking my own advice... Continue Reading →
Don't shoot! I am about to deliver a dirty little secret kept by doctors. Why? I don’t think anyone wants to know. I've held this post for a year while waiting to get up the nerve. My hand shook while pressing publish. I had only heard rumblings about it and that was long ago, after... Continue Reading →
Have you been chained to your desk this summer or have you channelled The Hulk and broken out to enjoy the nice weather? It's not too late to join us. Here's how: Share photos of your outdoor fitness adventures through Twitter and Instagram with #WRFChallenge. I'll link you up! Deanne Schultz posted a selfie while... Continue Reading →
Once the 4th of July has been celebrated, the lazy days of summer accelerate at warp speed. Soon, our shadows will stretch, the leaves will begin to change and the kids will head back to school. I've learned how to slow down this special time of year while the days are long and warm. Want... Continue Reading →
Have you wanted to commit to exercise, but can't seem to get into a routine? Here's what's working for me. Take the 90 day Wild Rider Fitness Challenge. It ends on September 8th with a Wild Party. It's super easy. Really! Exercise two or more times a week and get outside at least once. That's... Continue Reading →
Happy TGIF Wild Riders! Want to have fun and get one of your Instagram or Twitter posts featured? Tweet or Instagram your photos while walking, running, hiking or having any kind of outdoor adventure. Include the hashtag #WRFChallenge. I'll pick a few to post here on the Wild Ride. It's summer. Time to enjoy the... Continue Reading →