Life after Mike
Mar 03, 2011 by Kim Couch
"Do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
That's the thought sounding in my head this morning.
Yesterday began at 4:30 in the morning and I didn't hit the pillow until 11:30ish last night. It was a day full of work, time on the bike, time with Tres, and some time spent with teammates last night discussing ways to help them fundraise. It was also a day of reminders: Don't have a cheeseburger for lunch before doing hill repeats (really... don't), be aware of the world around you, and grief sneaks up on you sometimes.
I miss my brother.
Some days are harder than others. Some days fly by. But always is the reminder that cancer stole Mikey from us.
I'm determined to do my part to help find a cure.
Apr 08, 2011 by Kim Couch
I'm going to ride a century with TEAM in Training. Again. This will be my sixth. It doesn't seem possible that it's six already. But that's part of the attraction of the teams: each time there's new faces, new stories. New friends. New and renewed reasons to try and kick cancer's ass.
Cancer sucks. I've witnessed firsthand its devastating effects. My once strong and vital brother is now approximately 120 pounds and has no energy. Cancer has caused him so much pain... I wish daily for a miracle that would make him healthy again.
I ride because I love it. But it has an added benefit in that each century I complete with TEAM in Training, I'm helping to raise funds that one day might be part of a cure. So anything you can do to help me in reaching my fundraising goal is so greatly appreciated.
I'll keep the site updated throughout the training season :)
January 26, 2011
Cancer took my brother yesterday. Mike fought his battle against cancer for over two years. Right now everyone is in a tailspin, trying to understand that our Mikey is truly gone. There's only one thing I know with any certainty this morning: I'm going to continue to fight on his behalf and do everything I can to help find a cure for this horrible disease.
Love you, Mikey