Tag Archives: ovarian cancer

Red light, green light

When my children were little and there was nothing to do in the house, we’d sometimes play a game called Red Light, Green Light. It was a simple game but one that also required concentration and reaction. One person would … Continue reading

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We all shine on

It has been five years to the day since the woman to whom I was married for 28 years passed away. On March 26, 2013 she died quietly in the living room of our home where over the last couple … Continue reading

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On being a stepping stone

Last Friday the scheduled MRI for my dodgy left knee got dumped when I showed up at the wrong hospital. Actually I showed up at the right hospital for the first appointment I’d made, but an opportunity to visit a … Continue reading

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With thanks to dad in the long run

I’ve often related a story of how my running career actually got started in high school. As an eighth grader that previous fall, I’d won the local Punt, Pass & Kick competition in the town of Elburn, Illinois, advancing to … Continue reading

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The antithesis of fitness

By Christopher Cudworth Having spent all of my life exercising my brains and guts out, running so far and so long that my body almost evaporated several times in the heat, it can be hard at times to pause and … Continue reading

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Putting down the Livestrong bracelet

By Christopher Cudworth I finally just took it off. After 8 years of wearing a yellow Livestrong bracelet, it occurred to me while putting on a short-sleeved shirt this spring that the point had been long made. Livestrong had in … Continue reading

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The Gift of Life

  By Christopher Cudworth On Labor Day weekend last fall I joined friends for an organized bike ride called The Wright Stuff in southwestern Wisconsin. Some of you know the ride turned into a painful adventure when my bike began … Continue reading

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The fine line between Livestrong and being strong

By Christopher Cudworth My wife Linda passed away last night from a long term struggle with ovarian cancer.  She as 55 years of age. She has been trapped in wrestling match with cancer for 8 years. She won many times. From … Continue reading

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On cancer, mortality, and running and riding through life

By Christopher Cudworth Over the past few years my wife Linda and I have joined friends on mini-vacations in southwestern Wisconsin. Part of our reason for going is a mutual appreciation for Frank Lloyd Wright, whose work we have explored … Continue reading

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Is 12/12/12 a supposedly lucky day? Well, bring it on.

A year ago this morning my wife Linda emerged from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor at the base of her pelvis. The surgeon also repaired a hernia resulting from several previous surgeries. For 7 years my wife has been … Continue reading

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