I started this blog because I wanted to get revenge on a friend for beating me in a local 12K run here in town.

She likes to rub it in, in a very ‘friendly’ yet mocking way.

It was enough to make me take wogging seriously. Well somewhat seriously. Enough to sign up for 5K’s and get out and move.

It started a whole process of ‘what else can I tackle?’ thoughts. I took a goal setting course and figured out things I wanted to pursue in life. This  included becoming an instructor in things  other than just Zumba. In order to do that I had to become a nationally certified group fitness instructor. For me that meant ACE American Council on Exercise. I studied for months. Seriously, for months! The information was overwhelming, more that I thought. I am old and learning new things is not as easy as it used to be.

My test was scheduled on October 31, 2015. The week of the test, my grandmother was put in the hospital. I had a mammogram, a doctor appointment, another mammogram and a biopsy. I was under a lot of stress.

I get to the testing site and I am a bundle of nerves. I get signed in and start my test. The very first question I almost started crying. I had no idea what they were asking or what the answer was!! All I could think was ‘I am so screwed’

Somehow I get through the test, I hit submit and wait. I PASSED!!! Oh my goodness I passed!!! All of a sudden I feel as though I can exhale again. I didn’t realize that I had been holding my breath for so long.

Now I have a new revenge in mind. It is more internal and personal. And I have to have all my strength to fight it. The other test results have come today. And the ugly “c word” is involved. Cancer. Breast cancer.

I have a positive attitude. I have confidence in my doctors. I will beat this. I will have revenge. And in time I will get out and wog again. After all, I have another goal to reach. 🙂


  1. neveradullbling · November 4, 2015

    I have to confess I read this last night but couldn’t comment because I just didn’t know what to say. I am so very sorry you have been dealt this hand. It absolutely sucks. You know I wish you all the best while you’re going through this horrid time. I’m happy to know that you have a positive attitude and confidence… I think that makes all the difference in the world to your success. This is very sad, I’m sorry. However, congratulations on passing your test!! At least you won’t have to deal with that again!! But one final question… is your grandma going to be okay? Hang in there. Hopefully you won’t stop blogging.


    • breidengale · November 5, 2015

      I am a very positive person… 🙂 in fact my blood type is B+. true story. I will still wog and I will still blog. This is just a detour. My grandmother is home for now. And thank you! Have fun at all your Turkey trots you signed up for.

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  2. Nay · November 6, 2015

    Wow what an accomplishment!! Congrats! And the “C” word… please share how that goes too. You will beat the hell out of it, no doubt. Just your attitude shows you will.

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