Author Archives: Steve

The Courage to Succeed

How do you define success in a race? For some, success equals winning. But “winning” itself may also take on different meanings for different people. Does finishing with a PR define your success? Or does simply finishing the race determine that your day was successful? Such that your finisher medal is your living proof of [...]
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Sunsets

The thing about racing sunsets is that in time the sunset will ultimately always win. In spite of our best efforts, and all the hope and belief we can muster, the sunset is going to win. But if we’re lucky, that sun can set with breathtaking beauty. The key is being able to enjoy that [...]
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Blood Cancer Heroes

Check out this video on some of the ground breaking blood cancer advancements coming out of Penn Medicine. Dr. David Porter is one of my docs and I’m grateful to be associated with this organization. Watch Dr. Carl June talk about his unprecedented immunotherapy treatment which received FDA approval in August. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society [...]
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Carpal Tunnel Surgery – All Clear!

Hey gang! I had my post surgery check up with my hand surgeon yesterday and everything looked perfect. He told me that he had no issues whatsoever during surgery and was confident that all carpal tunnel pressure should now be relieved. Woo hoo! He removed the stitches and set me free. Now I just have [...]
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Glass More Than Half Full

I was being a little more reflective than usual on my run the other day. During that reflection I realized that I’ve had a fair share of little bugs that needed repair over the last 14 months. Some bugs were smaller than others, and some perhaps not that small at all in comparison. As I [...]
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Dear Younger Steve

A few messages I’d like to relay back to my much younger self. I have a feeling some may be pretty universal… There is no always and there is no never Nobody owes you a thing Take that risk and don’t be afraid to fall flat on your face Be respectful of everyone around you as you never know [...]
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Carpal Tunnel Take 2

So here’s a funny little story… you might recall that I had carpal tunnel release surgery on my left hand back in December. Well, my right hand apparently has gotten very jealous and wants in on the action. I’m not surprised as I knew both hands had very similar test results. So, long story short [...]
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IM Lake Placid 70.3 Recap

Greetings! I went a little dark immediately following the Lake Placid race but thought it was appropriate to share a quick update of my race with you. First of all – I’m ok. But I did have a disappointing day. The cold water temps and even colder air temps at the start presented a lot of [...]
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Happy Blood Cancer Awareness Month!

September is blood cancer awareness month. Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function. Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time. There is [...]
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FDA Approves Immunotherapy for Blood Cancer Patients

Today heralds a new era in cancer treatment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new, cutting-edge gene therapy that reprograms a patient’s immune system to find and kill cancer cells. This highly personalized therapy known as Kymriah (previously CTL019 or tisagenlecleucel-T) signifies the promise of CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) [...]
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