Here Comes the 10:15 Conniption, Right on Time

In the first few years after it, Jay and I laughed that our 7650 kilometre coast-to-coast cycling slog had eliminated all chances of future adventure.

Once-thrilling ski and bike tours, tough as they were, left us unfulfilled.

Our bang bar was just too high.

Turns out cancer raised a bang bar of its own.

Mark lost his job Monday.
It blindsided us both.

But we’re all alive and healthy.

We’re concerned, curious and quite run down.

But this challenge, tough as it is, is well below the bar.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • Anonymous

    Very very tough challenge — Great that “curious” is one of the things you both are feeling — Hope this leads to a great new work opportunity for Mark!

  • Anonymous

    (p.s. Wonderful photo of you and Jay!!)

  • steve

    Well, the good thing is: the job is lost, not Mark.

  • Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Colleen. I think it’s going to be the beginning of a fabulous new chapter.

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  • Jenny Sinanan

    The blindsiding part is frightening, like a fastball thrown at your head. I can’t help believing that good things are in the future for Mark, hopefully soon. He has so much to offer. Here’s to new adventures personally and professionally!

  • Jay

    Love the picture! Thanks for the blast from the past. I’m thrilled you guys are so resilient and I know an even better job for Mark is in store.

  • Elizabeth Able

    Your positive attitude is humbling.

  • Andree O’Donnell

    Truly inspirational. Looking forward to hearing what is to come next!

  • Andrea Ross

    Jenny, Jay, Elizabeth & Andree – Thank you. It’s not a choice – we truly are happy we are all alive, healthy and happy. And we’re optimistic that this is the start of a marvelous new chapter for all of us. (marvelous in a good way!)

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