Oct 28, 2009

RRCA Annual Convention

Good morning,

Here are the links to my latest articles.

Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 2010 Running Fun in the Sun

Run Diva - 2009 Race the Troops Duathlon

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 27, 2009

Cage Rocket Storage System

ABOVE: Cage Rocket. Photo by Lynn Smythe.

Hello Everyone,

I've been out of town for a couple of days, visiting my husband's family in Surf City - Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

Here are the links to my latest articles.

Bike Diva - Cage Rocket; Not Your Mother's Bike Bag
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Naples Daily News Half Marathon

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 15, 2009

Freelance Opportunity on Life123.com

Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my latest articles. I was just accepted to write for Life123, the duathlon article is the very first article I've written for them.

Life123 - Duathlons; Multisport Event for Non Swimmers
Writing Diva - Write for Life123.com

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 13, 2009

International Mountain Bike Magazine

Hello everyone,

Here are the links to my latest articles.

Bike Diva - Online Mountain Bike Magazine
Run Diva - 5th Annual Voice of Love 5k
Suite101 - The Complete Book of Cyclocross by Scott Mares
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - 2nd Annual Spanish River Church 5k River Run

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 12, 2009

Ford Ironman World Championships

Happy Monday Everyone!

My husband had surgery for bladder cancer last Monday. He went back to work today. He's going to see how he feels, if he's up to working a full day, or he may come home early. Glad he has an understanding boss, who is also a good friend of ours.

Here are the links to my latest articles.

Bike Diva - Cage Rocket Bike Storage Container
Bike Diva - Amscot Financial Distributes Free Bicycle Helmets
Run Diva - Chrissie Wellington Wins Ironman Championships
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Boca PAL Half Marathon and 5k

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 9, 2009

Delicious Brownie Recipe

Chocolate oatmeal brownie, photo by Lynn Smythe

Happy Friday everyone!

Here are the links to my latest articles.

Bike Diva - Bike Diva's Getting a Triathlon Bike
Suite101 - Chocolate Oatmeal Brownie Recipe

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 8, 2009

Elite Sport Seat Cover for Vehicles

Elite Seat Shield, photo by Lynn Smythe


Update on my husband:

I posted this up to my Facebook page yesterday.

Ok, just got back from the urologist. The nurse we talked to this morning, who is very nice, was apparently smoking crack. Dr. did have biopsy results when we went back at 3.

Stage 1 cancer, high grade, more aggresive form, but still only Stage 1. Doctor thinks he cut it all out, stent remains in place from one kidney into bladder.

Once Rob heals from surgery, he will go in for immunatherapy once a week for 6 weeks starting on my birthday November 19. 2 weeks after last treatment, they go back in with a camera to look at inside of bladder, and hopefully remove stent.

No running or mountain biking or cyclocrossing until after stent is removed. That means Rob won't be able to go to Alafia fat tire festival, or be on the relay team for Marathon of the Palm Beaches. And he definitely won't be racing in the Tradewinds duathlon on October 18.

Then he goes for follow up visits every 3 months for a year or two. Then 6 months for another year or two. Then yearly for the rest of his life.

Uh yeah, no criterium bike riding either. He's gonna try and sneak out of the house and ride around the neighborhood on the beach cruiser. I guess the nurses/doctor thought he was an inactive old fart (he'll be 53 on the 21st). When I asked about light bike riding doc said okay. But when we were talking about duathlons and marathons and mtn biking - the nurses were all NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

I think he is rather happy about the no running part, but the no biking is gonna kill him.

So, despite the biopsy confirming it is bladder cancer, still pretty good news.

Here's the links to my latest articles.

Bike Diva - Seat Shield; Waterproof Seat Covers

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 7, 2009

Enjoy a Cold Beer with Lance Armstrong

Good morning everyone,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

Bike Diva - Lance Armstrong Spokesperson for Michelob

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 6, 2009

Recipe for Eggplant Casserole

Moussaka, photo by Lynn Smythe

Hello everyone,

My husband is doing much better today, after yesterday's surgery. He's not in as much pain, and can hobble around the house a bit. I think he's getting bored, not used to taking off time from work. You can only watch so much daytime TV before going stir crazy.

Cuisine Diva - Moussaka; Eggplant Casserole

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 5, 2009

Bike Fly Free with Jet Blue

My husband about to go in for surgery.

Hello everyone,

I took my husband in to the hospital for his surgery this morning. They think he may have bladder cancer. I waited with him in the prep area until they took him to the operating room at 10:50. They are running a bit behind schedule, surgery was supposed to start at 9:30.

Our house is less than 2 miles from the hospital, so I am back home waiting for the call to go pick him up. Biopsy results will take a few days. I'll let you know when I hear more information.

Bike Diva - Livestrong Cyclists Fly Bikes Free on Jet Blue

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 2, 2009

Yummy Delicious Date Bars

Above: Date bars, photo by Lynn Smythe

TGIF everyone!

I hope you all have plans for an exciting weekend. I'll be riding 50 miles with the Team in Training cycle team on Saturday morning starting at the Boynton Inlet. Then my husband and I will be manning the TNT booth at the Girl's Wanna Run 5K at Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, on Sunday morning.

Here's the links to my latest articles and blog posts.

Cuisine Diva - Never Trust a Skinny Chef
Suite101 - Date Bar Recipe

Take care,
Lynn Smythe

Oct 1, 2009

Race for the Cure

Good morning,

Here are the links to my latest blog posts.

Bike Diva - Team in Training Lite
Bike Diva - RadioShack Joins Lance Armstrong on Livestrong Day
Miami Running Fitness Examiner - Miami Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Run Diva - Miami Half Ironman Triathlon

Take care,
Lynn Smythe