Jennifer Goodman Linn You Fearless

Make this Your Year of Living Fearlessly

Hi everyone, I apologize for not writing in a bit.

The good news is that I have been busy getting my life back in order. I am so thrilled to feel good these days. Cycle for Survival continues to be busy in the most wonderful of ways. Dave and I are headed to San Francisco with the team this coming weekend to enjoy the inaugural San Fran event.

We are also busy already planning for 2012. Hold onto your hats because the event promises to be bigger and better!

Dave and I had the absolute pleasure of taking the Cycle for Survival team out for dinner this past weekend to celebrate the event’s success. It is such a privilege to work with such passionate, motivated sincere people who truly want to make the world a better place by eradicating cancer. Dave and I marvel at the professionalism and compassion of every Cycle for Survival team member. We truly feel that one of the reasons Cycle for Survival has been so successful is because it is blatantly obvious that the team views their role as much more than a “job”. They put so much love into their day to day activities and that is clearly transparent to everyone who participates. So a special thank you to Katie, Marissa, Amanda, Greg, Lauren, Julia, Jill and Merrell…we are beyond fortunate to have you on “our” team!

In other very exciting news, my latest test results came back very positive. My heart is in great shape and has not been affected by the toxicity of the chemo and the chemo regimen is continuing to shrink my tumors (in some cases, those suckers are 20-30% smaller than just 6 weeks ago!) The Doctors continue to be thrilled by my progress so the plan is to keep on going with the chemo until it stops working or my heart can’t take it anymore. Let’s hope that both don’t happen for a long, long time!

Although the chemo does take a toll on me, I am no longer debilitated like I used to be. I have been managing to go to the gym most days of the week and I am up to 30 minutes of cardio and about 15 minutes of weight training. Granted the resistance level on the machines is a fraction compared to what I used to be able to do but at least I am going!

I believe I shared a few months ago that I authored my first article called Make this Your Year of Living Fearlessly which appeared in Whole Living magazine this month. I have received really wonderful feedback so I am attaching the article for you to read. Hopefully I will have more opportunities to share my story and my philosophy going forward.

I will report back on the San Fran event when I return next week. In the meantime, here are some more of my favorite pictures from the NY event. Many of them are too “big” to post on my blog but they will be available on the Cycle for Survival website shortly. Have a wonderful week!