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OneWalk to Conquer Cancer

Posted 2017.07.11 9.52 in Family/Friends

On September 9th, I will Walk united with thousands of survivors and supporters who have fundraised and trained to participate. Together we will march 25km through Toronto, making history in the fight to conquer cancer.

Cancer took my father, Hugh Maksylewich, in 2014 and I’m walking for him. He was one of my best friends, and a tremendous influence on my life. I miss him every day, and I want to help fight the disease that took him from me, to help spare other people from going through what he went through.

I’m asking you to join me today by making a donation to my fundraising goal. Through the support of OneWalk, we will help The Princess Margaret make life better for those facing cancer.

My goal is to raise $1500.00 for this fight, and I need your help to get there.

Together, we can conquer cancer in our lifetime!

To make your donation on-line, or for more information about OneWalk, please click here.

EdgeWalk

Posted 2017.07.07 8.48 in Pointless Blather

This week I crossed a little something off my bucket list — I went for a walk around the CN Tower.

Around the outside of the CN Tower.

1160 feet above the sidewalk.

1160 feet over Toronto

They call this the Edgewalk, where you go up ontop of the restaurant thing, 116 stories above ground level, and go out and enjoy the view.

They also get you doing stunts, like leaning backwards out over the void, leaning forwards out over the void, and balance walking right on the very edge.

It was pretty darn awesome.

Best parts: The sheer vertigo when first walking outside and your body is like Woah no way this is bullshit but your brain is like Yeah this is an excellent view and it’s totally safe.

And at the end, we had 2 minutes or so to wait before going back inside. So 2 minutes without the guide telling you what to do, when I could just enjoy the view and the experience. I did the forward leaning out thing just for the view and the fun.

Worst part: I did not enjoy the backward lean part. Forward was great. Backward was not. Don’t know why. Maybe I need to see where I’m going?

Anyhow, it was great, a bit pricey, but a heck of an experience.

I wouldn’t mind doing it again some time. I think it’d be more fun a second time, as you would already know what to expect and could really just relax enjoy the whole thing.

Check it out here for full information: CN Tower Edgewalk

Lack of Posts

Posted 2017.07.07 8.37 in Pointless Blather

I’ve been completely absent for months, sorry about that.

1) I’ve been focused mostly on health. Fitness. Became one of those people who watches everything she eats, and works out every single day.

I know, I’m shocked too. Now and then I stop and wonder who am I, and what have I done with the real Stephanie.

I’ve been writing a big long post about this (since January!) but I’m not ready to share it quite yet.

2) I’m more active* on Twitter, follow me there for ongoing proof of life.

(By ‘more active’ I mean, I post more than once every 6 months. I’m not tweeting nonstop all the boring minutia I encounter.)