Run Your Own Race

When people tell you that cancer touches everybody - it really is true. Every family, every neighbor, and every friend has been affected in someway by cancer. It is a reality of life that transcends race, gender, creed, socio-economic or political contexts. This month has been a sobering reminder of how different each individual's journey with cancer … Continue reading Run Your Own Race

“Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast!”

Two months ago I decided to start training for a Half-Ironman. Is it crazy? Sure, but it is all relative. I simply enjoy triathlon as a hobby and have always wanted to attempt a half-Ironman with or without a stomach, so why not tri? See what I did there? With Marne attempting a full marathon, it is … Continue reading “Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast!”

The Belly of the Whale, Get It?

A few months ago there was a hilarious hashtag on Twitter, #wecanlandaprobeonanasteroidbutwecant... The responses were pretty amazing: "we still can't believe it's not butter", "we can't order breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30am", "we can't type more than 140 characters". It was a reminder that while human beings can do incredible things like land a probe … Continue reading The Belly of the Whale, Get It?

Set Backs… and Practicing What you Preach

Set backs are not something I totally prepared for during this process... At least not to the extent in which I would have to come back to the hospital. On Thursday afternoon I experienced some of the worst abdominal pain I've felt since I got my stomach removed. It felt like I had gotten stabbed … Continue reading Set Backs… and Practicing What you Preach

Training Day and How You Can Help Me Support Gastric Cancer Research

It's official, Kate and I have restarted triathlon training and yesterday I ran the furthest distance since parting ways with my stomach. In about 40 days we will be competing in my first "stomachless" triathlon at Pacific Grove (Kate's first triathlon ever) which will make it exactly 6 months, 1 week and 1 day (6 … Continue reading Training Day and How You Can Help Me Support Gastric Cancer Research