Unfortunately, his cancer returned, and it proved to be a tougher challenge this time around. In this short time that I followed Alex, his courage was nothing less than inspiring. Cancer has taken family members, including my father, and I admire Alex for his determination to fight it, and persevere.
His journey is a reminder to cherish the time we have with the people we care about. It’s so easy to take these things for granted. My deepest condolences to Alex’s family.
There are some wonderful tributes to Alex online. They just show what a remarkable person he was, and how much he meant to so many people. Here are a couple that I find along the way:
But anyone who knows what Mills created for car enthusiasts worldwide knows that thanks weren’t necessary, from his end. If anyone deserves gratitude for what they’ve done for others—so many others, at that—it’s Mills himself.
Today is our 13th wedding anniversary, and we both took the day off (I’ve taken the rest of this week off – I feel like I’m due for a breather from work after a busy ±8 months). We did a repeat of our last anniversary, and went for a hike up Givat HaTitora just outside the city.
We started off with breakfast at Peppino (it was terrific), and then made our way to a path that led us up to the top of the hill.
One new attraction is this cheesy bench that apparently links to an Instagram campaign. We couldn’t resist.
The path at the top of the hill offers terrific views of the area, and the remnants of past settlements. I enjoy going up there, and looking around.
We have some cold, rainy weather this week, but today is a beautiful, warm day. It was a really nice day to be outdoors, and I enjoyed the quiet during the hike. Just us, and nature sounds. Some of the time at any rate.
If you’re interested in how the hill has changed in the last year, check out last year’s post:
I used to cycle everywhere in my teens because, well, that’s how I got around. My father was really into cycling, and I remember riding a pretty long race with him. We didn’t finish anywhere near the front (more likely somewhere in the middle-ish).
My son has started riding around the city as a way to get around, and I’d love to buy myself a bike so we can go riding together. Something to save up for, I think. There are some great routes for riding in our city, and it’s a great way to just get around, and get some exercise in.
For the time being, I’ve been getting back into running. I’m still getting started there (at least that’s how it feels), but I’ve managed five runs this week. Just on the subject of running, I found this article pretty inspiring too: When Your Body Says No | Outside Online.