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Starting September on a sad note.

After this morning's class, I was informed by my RPM instructor that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. I honestly didn't know what to say. My job in life is to be upbeat, positive, dance on my toes in a moments notice while keeping people stoked on what gets me stoked. In this case I sat on the bike, turning the pedals over and choked back the lump in my throat. For one second I wanted to hug her and say everything will be alright. The next moment I wanted to say, 'Phuk cancer, you can beat this!'. Instead I asked Karen what is her next move. Mastectomy or lumpectomy are her choices. Karen is one of five kids in a family that has no history of breast cancer. The 49 year old triathlete schedules yearly exams but this time found the lump during a self-diagnosis. I asked if this is her first bought with the disease and she answered yes. I ask this lately as I've been hearing about women who go through two rounds with the disease. She was happy t