It is official. I am taking the plunge and attempting my first Half-Ironman, May 13, 2017 in Santa Rosa. 1.2 Mile Swim. 56 Mile Bike. 13.1 Mile Run. Nervous? Yes. Fear? Just for my legs which are going to have to churn out wattage for a few hours. After finishing my first olympic distance triathlon last September, … Continue reading New Horizons – Ironman 70.3
"You will overcome difficult times" was neatly contained within the confines of the fortune cookie I ate a couple a days ago. Timely considering the fact it has officially been a year since I said, "farewell" to my stomach. For those who went to elementary school, there is no need to fight immaturity and tack, … Continue reading 365+1 Days – Happy Gastrectoversary!
If I have learned anything through this whole process, it's that the stomach-less community is tight. Yesterday Kate and I got to meet Marne and her husband Kyle for the first time. A couple of months ago, Marne reached out to us after finding out that her work was sending her to San Francisco for a … Continue reading Facetime
I could not have thought of a better way to begin my 3rd decade of life then celebrating with the people I love. To think think of our journey this past year and the bullet we dodged has been a little overwhelming and I was left speechless, but thankful.
It's official. Today, I'm a cancer survivor. We got the pathology results from my stomach. Now remember, after getting negative results from all pre-screening tests, this is what they found: At least 6 different areas of the stomach that already had cancer growing and a few areas that had pre-cancer cells starting to grow . … Continue reading Today, I’m wearing Purple