Category Archives: survivor

TNT Talk at the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon Dinner

My perspective on cancer was always that it was something that happened to others. The sick, the elderly. I grew up one of those perfectly healthy kids who played every sport that I could sink my teeth into. I attended college on a soccer scholarship. I hung on the fringe of a pro soccer career [...]
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Riding Life’s Roller Coaster

It’s been an interesting few weeks. On November 3rd, I crossed the Verrazano Narrows bridge with 50,000 of my closest acquaintances on my way to finishing my 4th NYC marathon. It would have and should have been NYC number 5 but Hurricane Sandy had other thoughts last year. In a nice display of class, those [...]
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Philadelphia Marathon and TNT

 I am also very excited to once again be the guest speaker at the Team in Training Inspirational Dinner the evening prior to the Philadelphia Marathon. I have done this talk before. I love my TNT family. I love this race. And I love this time of year. Looking forward to a great night followed [...]
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Challenge AC Profile

The folks at Challenge Atlantic City were very nice in recognizing me in their "Profiles of Courage". The Challange Family rocks and I am very excited to be racing this event in my back yard of Atlantic City New Jersey.
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Rituxan & Decadron CLL Treatment Take 1 (again)

As some of you may know, I was in for another round of treatment yesterday to take care of a little flare up of my chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The plan is to knock it back with a handful of single day doses of Rituxan and decadron. These treatments will be spaced a month apart and [...]
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Health Check

I just wanted to give everyone a quick health update so you all get the same message at the same time. The back story is that I had routine blood work and a CT scan done over the last couple of weeks. My blood work showed an elevated white count with a higher concentration of [...]
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Be Well Philly Article

Philadelphia magazine’s health and fitness supplement, Be Well Philly, ran a nice piece on me in their current September issue. Thanks to editor Emily Leaman, and photographer Adam Jones, for capturing what’s been important in this journey. Pick it up at your local news stand or check it out here. Be Well Philly
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Living Strong

Last night I had the honor of addressing a roomful of cancer survivors at our local LIVESTRONG YMCA.  I have been a member of this Y for about 20 years and a board member for another 6 or so. Given that I am also a leukemia survivor, I am always excited to meet, greet, and [...]
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Gatorade, Coaching, and TriRock News

A few new things have shaken out this week. For starters, my Team in Training coaching buddy, Todd Wiley who has had the Eastern Pennsylvania triathlon team since 1999 and who I have been partnering with since my diagnosis in 2006 is stepping down from the head coaching helm. This is a tough pill to [...]
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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – Part 1

In 2012 I felt like my race calendar was getting a little stagnant. I still loved what I was doing but some of the races I was doing were starting to feel like just another day at the office. I have raced 11 ironman triathlons and 20 marathons and God knows how many shorter course events – and I love those distances and races. But I was searching for something different, or bigger, or just “more”.
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