Monthly Archives: February 2010

Happy Anniversary

So, today is the day. I was diagnosed with leukemia on this day ….February 24th, 2006. While this anniversary isn’t exactly a cause to celebrate, it is a day of reflection, and a day to show appreciation of many people… and things. I’ll save the real celebration for May 24th (2006) which marks my anniversary date of reaching remission.
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Still in the Woods

I try to not have too much an opinion on certain topics simply because I would rather not fuel a fire that should never have been started in the first place. I am not even a fan of golf but I am a fan of people so in this situation, I feel the need to voice an opinion of Tiger Woods. I am not going to second guess, find fault, or criticize his actions or his moral compass. While I certainly don’t agree with any of it, I’d rather not dig around in his dumpster. He did what he did and his issues are now his, and his family’s to deal with.
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About the B+ Foundation

Andrew’s blood type and the family’s motto was, and continues to be, “B+” …“Be Positive”. Andrew’s valiant journey was chronicled by local and national media and his website received over 1,000,000 hits in the first six months. Andrew went to Heaven on July 14, 2007.
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IRONMAN Lottery to Close

A mainstay in the history of the Ironman, the Ironman Lottery began in 1983 thanks to the vision of one of Ironman’s founders, John Collins, as a way to provide athletes of all abilities the opportunity to be part of the world’s most challenging one-day endurance event. The 2010 Ironman Lottery Program officially opened on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 and will close on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PT with all winning entries being announced on Thursday, April 15 at Noon ET.
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2009-2010 Indoor Triathlon Series Continues

Whether you are an aspiring triathlete contemplating your first race or a seasoned veteran looking for a great workout, these Indoor Triathlon Series races provide all of the excitement of outdoor racing without the shivering and numb fingers and toes!
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The Athlete’s Plate

Real Food for High Performance - A great new book by Adam Kelinson. Living the active lifestyle doesn't always leave time to shop for and prepare great meals. But for fuel-starved endurance athletes, there is no substitute for real food.
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Descartes, Lennon, and a Priest

I have recently reconnected with a few more old college friends and every time I think back to my Cabrini College days I am flooded with great memories of wonderful people and great times. Admittedly, I was not the model student or citizen back then but I wasn’t too far off track and I certainly don’t regret anything I did or didn’t do back then. I know all of my experiences have helped shape who I have become. There are two memories however that always seem to stand out as being the most meaningful that I know will remain with me forever.
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Show Your Love for Cancer Patients

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, there's no better way to show your love for cancer patients than by going Totally Baldacious. Register today and commit to shaving your head or coloring your hair to raise funds for life-saving cancer research. Go Totally Baldacious and help cure cancers!
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Doylestown Duathlon Update

All pre-registered athletes will receive fully sublimated long sleeve technical T-shirts from Sweatvac. Sublimated shirts don’t have logos which can peel off or fade or cause chaffing. You can train in the shirt that lets people know you raced in one of the toughest and most competitive duathlons in the nation.
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Speaking of That

I am often asked to share “my story”. You know the one…. Healthy triathlon guy gets leukemia. Healthy triathlon guy gets treated and reaches remission. Healthy triathlon guy resumes racing. Healthy triathlon guy becomes a triathlon coach for Team in Training and an advocate for the disease. The end… err, no …. To be continued….
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