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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Road block

Riding down de Greenway (a rail to trail path, that I ride every day to get to work) yesterday morning I was in for a surprise. They were tearing down one of the bridges crossing overhead. Which meant that the path was blocked. No detour available, so I had to pickup my bike and climb the stairs to the street level. Walk through an apartment buildings yard. The urban challenge of the day, topped off later by a train crossing and me arriving at work just in time!
So today I was pre-paired and guess what they set up a detour for bikes! The only problem was it made my commute about 7 minutes longer! Firstly because of the length of the detour and then because the detour was set up so that it didn’t bring you back to the trail! Nice!
But the weather has been wonderful these last days. Yesterday I took the long way home, which got me a daily total of about 30 miles, not bad with a day of work in between.
Today I added a 30 minutes run to the end of the day, after the normal 20 miles on the bike, commuting to work and back.
Everybody is out in their yards, planting flowers, cutting grass and improving their overall moods.
Now I just need to get back into the pool someday, because my free-style isn’t very free. I always feel like I’m struggling through a pool full of mud, not going anywhere fast. Last year I swam breaststroke all the way. To the discontent of my swim coach, but who wouldn’t if it gets you there faster!
Just a few more days before I fly off to the Netherlands. I can’t wait to see everybody there!
Ride on!
Thank you Neal and Margaret for the donation!


  • At 10:40 AM, Blogger Deborah said…

    Dear Cancer Bloggers:

    This is a message to those of you who maintain/read/participate in blogs related to cancer. Might we request your assistance in an academic study about cancer blog usage?

    My name is Deborah Chung, and I am an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications. My research focuses on the use of new communication technologies and their potential to empower information consumers. Currently, I am interested in examining how health information seekers, particularly cancer patients and their families/friends, adopt blogs.

    I am teaming up with Dr. Sujin Kim, also at UK, who is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science and has a sub-specialization in medical informatics. She has been working closely with the UK Cancer Center to build a biorepository information system (UK-BIS) for lung and ovarian cancer samples. Together, we would like to learn about how new information channels, such as blogs, are being used by cancer patients and their families/friends — specifically we are interested in their motivations, uses and consequences of using blogs.

    As approved by our internal review board (IRB) at UK, this study is an anonymous survey that does not carry any risks to cancer patients. At the same time, we believe the information gathered from this study will greatly contribute to our understanding of the adoption of new communication technologies by cancer patients. This information will in turn assist in supporting the needs of cancer patients for future information technology and service development.

    Thus, we would appreciate your participation in our survey. You can find the survey here. You might get a notice regarding the validity of the certificate. If that happens, please continue to proceed.

    We appreciate your time, and thank you in advance for your help.


    Deborah S. Chung, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor
    School of Journalism & Telecommunications
    University of Kentucky

    Sujin Kim, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor
    School of Library & Information Science
    University of Kentucky


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