Despite being right-smack-in-the-middle of moving, I did not hesitate to say YES!
The morning of the discussion, while still in my "moving" clothes from the day before, I had a short conversation with the Associate Producer and set up the webcam in my living room full of moving boxes. The rest of the morning was spent figuring out a somewhat presentable 'studio' in our home full of boxes, finding respectable clothes to wear, and prepping my favorite accessory-my bike-for a studio backdrop. Somehow, I was ready to go and 'on-air' by 11:45 that morning.
All dressed up for HuffPost Live wearing slippers:)
The discussion in its entirety can be seen here. It was truly inspiring to be in presence of other athletes who have returned to high level competition after cancer treatment and I was honored to be included in the discussion.
Fortunately for me I had my hair cut earlier in the week. Since I was showered, dressed up, and styling presentable hair, we took a photo!
36ish weeks and four haircuts since completing chemo
In other news, I raced my new green rocketship at Deer Valley this weekend. I can say with absolute certainty that I love this bike! Deer Valley has some of the steepest climbs around and the Pivot Les 27.5 makes them feel effortless. Cornering has taken some adjustment as the bike is so quick and I was oversteering a bit, however I am getting it more and more dialed every ride and railed Deer Valley's tight switchback downhills faster than ever! Good enough to finish 4th in a solid Pro Women's field!
The smile says it all: I love racing!
Photo: Trevor Hooper
Up next is my first MRI since completing Round 2 of treatment. While there is nothing that is especially concerning to me at the moment, I will happily take positive thoughts and energy for negative scan results; especially at 8:00 tomorrow morning:)