Friday 29th August 2014,
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Where I am at, in my head

A shit-ton of things changed in my life since my last post. And yes, a shit-ton is an official weight. I got a new job For one thing: I got a new job. I am now the communications director for [...]

March 28, 2014 Movement, Surviving
Liz doing push-ups.

Hitting a fitness milestone

For over a year now I have been diligently exercising and I just hit a fitness milestone: I can do a push-up all the way to the ground! This might not seem like a big deal–especially to men, with all your [...]

November 8, 2013 Surviving
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Your friend, Logan

I was at the gym working on my “clean and jerk” (which looks like this graphic), when the song “Complex” started playing through the sound system. The band was Little Tin Frog. The drummer was Logan Whitehurst, a long time friend, fellow [...]

January 26, 2013 Surviving
Liz with deadlift bar

Students needed: specializing in the field of brain tumors

Coincidence? I think not! (But it probably is.) Since joining a new gym in mid-July I met a woman who lost her mom to a glioblastoma, a young man with a oglioastrocytoma who recently finished Temodar, and the woman who [...]

November 16, 2012 Brain Tumor Advocacy, Surviving
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Lift with your head: the other 90% of my brain

In the past I have viewed exercise as a chore. Repetitive weight lifting and mindless jogs on a treadmill were never my idea of fun. But I still have cancer in my brain–so I need to do something to feel like [...]

September 30, 2012 Surviving
Us brain cancer peeps get check-ups in neuro-surgery, not in oncology.

My brain: 16 months after Temodar

What’s the status from my latest brain MRI? No growth! Also, my new neuro-oncologist is proud I’ve started exercising. He mumbled something about exercise helping build a stronger immune system and remarked, “You’ve lost six pounds since you were last [...]

August 11, 2012 Surviving
The cat at my gym.

Back on the exercise wagon, for reals this time

I’ve always loved this Henry Rollins quote, Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp. As a long-time straight edger, it’s been easy to keep my blood “clean”. I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. I don’t do [...]

August 7, 2012 Surviving
My cat makes living look easy.

Living is hard work

An acquaintance of mine posted a photo to a social media account of her working out at the gym. The caption read: Dying is easy. Living is hard work. I wanted to comment on the photo caption. But then I [...]

July 8, 2012 Surviving
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Not a pretty sight

I have long held the belief that New Year Resolutions were stupid, because if you really want to do something, why let the year you begin hold you back? I am now going against that belief because, for some reason, [...]

January 3, 2012 Surviving
Use it or lose it: the no-exercise confession

Use it or lose it: the no-exercise confession

Confession: I haven’t exercised in three months. Actually, I exercised once since this blog post back in April. I can make all kinds of excuses why, but you know what excuses are like. I felt so bad about it yesterday [...]

July 26, 2011 Surviving
What are your post-brain surgery deficits?

What are your post-brain surgery deficits?

Back in November I started exercising again. And then about two weeks ago I hired a personal trainer to get my body back in shape. Of course, I told her about my medical condition, weaknesses and medications I am taking. [...]

April 14, 2011 In Treatment
The last week of chemo

The last week of chemo

Right when you think you’re awesome because you’re having a good workout, you suddenly heave and want to blow chunks all over the exercise ball because you’re on chemo. Good times. Almost done. [...]

April 6, 2011 In Treatment