Ahhh, Monday. You greet me again with your wonderful sense of freshness and life. I know Mondays have a bad rap, but I love them – it’s a chance to start a new week with a renewed feeling of having hit that “reset” button. It might also help that I don’t have to be in to work until 11 am Mondays; somehow staying at the gym until 8 pm is okay because I’ve been able to sleep in, enjoy my morning coffee and juice, and spend some time with my husband.
All in all it’s been a pretty great start to the week: coffee and eggs, time with Mikey, a phone chat with my mom, a full day of great sessions with clients and a good workout. If you’re looking for a short & sweet, total body workout, check out this one from Shin O’Take at MaxWorkouts:
Give it a whirl and let me know what you think! (And check out MaxWorkouts for more insight and good workouts!)
Other than a good workout today, I’ve also been enjoying thinking about our weekend, of which the highlight was our Survive & Thrive Bonspiel fundraiser! It was a great event and our second annual one, making it now officially a tradition for us and many who attended the event!
Mikey ready to throw the last rock and me determined to sweep for him!
Mikey’s parents (L and middle) and friends (Peggy and Grant)
The winning team both in the costume contest and the overall points, the Baby Broomers!
The day is meant for a few things: fun! (how could you not have fun with a curling tournament full of people who are either awesome at curling or falling on the ice the whole time!) educating people about what we do on our trips and sharing about what our needs are for the coming summer financially. After several hours of curling and an awards ceremony, we had an incredible meal catered by our friends Aaron and Amy and Aaron’s business. The food, as usual, was amazing and included wild Alaskan salmon, herbed quinoa with toasted almonds, a blackberry/spinach/goat cheese salad with maple vinaigrette dressing and figgy pudding – and that was only a few of the dishes! After that we shared about last summer’s trips and what our needs for the coming summer are. I thought it’d be fun to share the recap video of last summer’s 3 trips (our most so far with 42 survivors!):
If you know ANYone (Canadian or American!) who is a young adult (18-39-ish) cancer survivor (we use the term to include both those in treatment and those post-treatment; depending on medical clearance we’ve had people still on chemo come on trips as well as those 10 years out of their treatments!) and interested in a challenge, incredible adventure, connecting with other survivors and supporters (who are welcome as well!), please send them to our website for more details!
Would you go on a trip like this if given the opportunity? Have you ever done so? Share your adventures in the comments section below!
Have a great end to your Monday and I’ll connect with you guys later this week! Live well & be well,
(PS – I also got my dreads worked on Friday! Wahoo (most of my) fly-aways! 😉 )