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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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Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 Bib #24

This week the athlete bib #s were published for Ironman Lake Placid 70.3. There are a couple of thousand athletes registered for this race so I was pretty surprised to see that I was assigned #24. I’m not sure if these were assigned alphabetically or if those of us representing the Ironman Foundation were assigned [...]
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Successful Knee Procedure & IRONMAN Foundation

I’m delivering two nuggets for the price of one this morning. First is the good news that my menisectomy went very well yesterday. It was very short and sweet, as anticipated. Secondly, as most of you know, I’m racing IRONMAN Lake Placid 70.3 in September with The IRONMAN Foundation. IMF raises funds and provides community [...]
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Stay Tuned for Some New News

Many of you might recall that I used to write and edit for a regional endurance sports magazine called Liberty Sports Magazine. We had built up a nice print and online following but due to shifting priorities and a rapidly changing print media landscape, we opted to take a little hiatus.  There was little doubt [...]
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Lake Placid Revisited (Take IV)

I’ve toed the line of 15 iron distance triathlons and crossed the finish line of 12 of them. While DNFs are always disappointing and humbling, there is usually some kind of take away or life lesson to be found once the emotional and/or physical bruises heal. I’ve successfully raced Ironman Lake Placid 3 times; in 2002, [...]
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2017 Ironman Lake Placid 70.3

I’m putting out a plea for some help. I figured this would be a great way to knock cancer out of the ring and declare victory. I just signed up for Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 to be held next September. This is a fundraising effort through the Ironman Foundation which raises funds for various philanthropic [...]
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What’s New? Glad You Asked

Happy Blood Cancer Awareness month!! I haven’t posted in a little bit but that doesn’t mean life hasn’t been busy. Let me try to catch you up to speed with some recent news and happenings. First, as I’ve been actively writing and talking about, I commence with round three of chemo treatment on Monday and Tuesday, September [...]
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Reflections of Iron – Looking Back and Moving Forward

In less than two weeks, I will be making the trek to Orlando Florida to take part in the 25th running of the Great Floridian Triathlon or “GFT” as it’s known in the triathlon world. This will be my third trip to Clermont to race GFT, and this year will be special on many levels. [...]
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Ironman Maryland Canceled

This  is the email that participants registered for Ironman Maryland received. Dear IRONMAN Maryland Athletes, Due to projected flooding from abnormally high tides, heavy rain, wind, and the expected impact of Hurricane Joaquin, IRONMAN Maryland will not take place this Saturday. Given the severity of the expected weather conditions, which may – depending on the path [...]
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Checking In and Checking Up with CLL

I reported out on social media last week that I received a good checkup with from my oncologist last Friday. While that is a very true statement, let me take a minute to elaborate exactly what “good” means. I walk out of his office at the conclusion of any appointment with an agreed upon understanding [...]
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