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
"In many ways, our pain and our way of coping with it define who we are. These experiences shape us and mold us, for better and for worse. They compel us to help others or drive us to numb the pain in whatever way we can." - Mike McHargue In the past two years I've … Continue reading Life on 50g’s
According to the British idiom dictionary, "Dunkirk spirit is when people pull together to get through a very difficult time."
A couple of weeks ago I got a message from Rachel who had been in contact with another CDH1 patient going in for her total gastrectomy at Stanford. While it sucks to have such a rare condition, it makes the HDGC community very unique and tight knit. This past Monday I got a chance to … Continue reading 6 months, New Friends and a Triathlon in 2 Weeks
It has been 10 weeks since my surgery and two weeks since my last blog post. Week 9 was a terrible week as far as recovery goes. I felt sick for most of the week and had terrible episodes of "dumping syndrome" which contrary to popular belief, has nothing to do with my bowel movements. … Continue reading The Truffle Shuffle and Things Skinny People Don’t Tell You
A couple days ago I finished my first olympic distance triathlon. After months of swimming, biking, running, resting, watching what I eat and trying to lose weight, I was ready... at least I thought. After a last minute check of my bike and all my gear, it was time to leave for Lake San Antonio. … Continue reading “Finishing is Winning”