Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A new record?

When Judy had her fourth chemo treatment in four weeks yesterday morning, Dr. P.'s office staff opined that they had never had anyone get four back-to-back treatments. Oh well, who thought Judy was normal, eh? Since we will be in New Orleans this upcoming Monday and Judy will not be able to get labwork done--making chemo on Tuesday impossible--Dr. Phillips though it better to go with a four week on, one week off cycle than to have two weeks off. We'll see.

Last weekend we were in Ft. Davis, in Texas' beautiful Davis Mountains, to help officiate the Hammerfest road stage race. (The photo above shows Judy before the time trial with race director David from Midland; below, Judy and Kelly wait for racers at the turnaround of the TT.) We hadn't been down there in several years because the date always overlapped with a mountain bike race, but this year we were free. The weather was beautiful, and as "Indians" rather than "Chiefs" we had a relaxed weekend, without the usual worries when one of us is in charge of the crew.

That will change this weekend when I'll be chief for the New Orleans 70.3 half-Ironman triathlon, which last year attracted somewhere around 3,000 racers from all over the US and abroad. We will be in NO from Friday through Monday, and I am sure there will be the usual challenges. However, working with a great race director, Bill, and his right-hand help, Ashley, plus six well-trained referees will make my task much easier--and in Judy I have about the best assistant I can ask for.

Look for an update next week.


1 comment:

MichelleL said...

You are awesome Judy. Keep up the good work. I don't know many who could keep up your schedule. Looks like you guys are having a blast. We still think about you every day. Do you guys ever officiate the San Francisco Triathlon in July? My brother-in-law is going to try it this year. Just wondering. Have a great time in New Orleans! Love to you and Jurgen,