Category Archives: triathlon

The Thing About Derek

Many of you have been following the journey of Derek Fitzgerald. Derek is a Philadelphia area cancer survivor and a heart transplant recipient who has turned obstacle into opportunity, and limitation into victory. I first met Derek 4 years ago through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program where as a survivor living with [...]
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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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When Life Happens, and Then Doesn’t

I know I’ve been a little quiet as of late. Perhaps you haven’t noticed. It’s been a rough several months for me and my family. I’ll try not to dwell too much on the things that have gone wrong, however, I think mentioning them helps me keep focused on moving forward, with brief pauses for [...]
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A Message to our TNT TriRock Philly Athletes

Hey guess what? It’s almost race weekend. I’m not saying that to stir the anxiety pot, I’m saying that because I can’t believe this season is almost over. As I said at SJU yesterday, please DO NOT try to cram months of training into these last two weeks. That is always a recipe for injury. [...]
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WEGO Health Guest Blog Post

I was recently asked by WEGO Health to contribute a guest blog post on my leukemia experience. Happy reading! Click HERE to read.
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Healing, Regrouping, and Ducks

OK. I’m not sure where to begin this post so bear with me. Many of you know that I was all set to race Ironman Maryland last weekend.  Without dwelling too much on what went wrong or feeling too sorry for myself, I wanted to at least get the word out to people that I [...]
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To Endure

Ironman Maryland is now a week away and the usual pre ultra distance race thoughts are dancing through my mind. Did I train enough? What do I need to pack? What does the event schedule look like? What about nutrition? What am I wearing? Did I train enough? How many more swims can I squeeze [...]
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Upcoming Inspiration & Perspiration

Well it looks like my calendar is going to be pretty busy in the coming months. Next up is Ironman Maryland on September 20th. As some of you know, this is the old Chesapeakeman race recently purchased by the WTC. I’m looking forward to doing this race under the M-Dot umbrella and comparing it to [...]
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The Running Lifestyle Podcast Interview

I recently did this podcast interview with Kari Gormley for The Running Lifestyle. We talk about running, triathlon, my leukemia diagnosis and treatments, family, and life. Check out Kari’s other interviews as well. Click to listen  iTunes
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IM Versus I’m not

There has been a lot of chatter recently on some of the discussion forums and Facebook pages over iron distance triathlons. There has always been debate over the use of the word “ironman” since it is a branded copyrighted term owned by the World Triathlon Corporation. Having raced a few of said “ironman” events, as well [...]
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