FAU WELLNESS TRIATHLON
After 5 years of participating in century bike rides with our local Team in Training chapter, we have decided to start training for our very first triathlon. Although we have raced in a few duathlons (run-bike-run) over the past couple of years, the FAU Wellness Triathlon will be our first ever triathlon. FAU has an open water swim, so we have joined our local YMCA, so we can workout in their lap pool, to get a jump on our swim training. Lynn will be keeping track of her journey to become a triathlete on her Bike Diva blog: bikediva.net.
Above: Rob about to undergo his first bladder cancer surgery. Nice cap!
CANCER EFFECTS EVERYONE
Rob is going through his own battle to fight cancer right now. In September of 2009, he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. He had surgery in October, followed by 6 weeks of immunatherapy starting in December. In October of 2010, he went to his urologist for a routine check up, and was hoping to be 1 year cancer free. Unfortunately the cancer was back and he had to undergo a second surgery on December 15, 2010.
Above: Rob and Lynn Smythe at the start of the 2010 Intracoastal Waterway Century Ride.
Rob begins another round of immunatherapy and interferon treatments starting the end of January. He is in good health, and high spirits. We both enjoy being part of the Team in Training program and staying active, even while we are going through our own personal crisis, is the key to keeping a positive outlook on life. GO TEAM!
PLEASE DONATE TO TEAM IN TRAINING
We are training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. We am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!
Please make a donation to support our participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission. Thank you for your support. You can visit our fundraising page to make a donation to the society, in our name: Rob & Lynn Smythe's TNT Fundraising Page.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva