Posts in category "Heart Awareness"

Bicycling Really Did Save My Life

Bicycling Really Did Save My Life
Three years ago today, I was lying on a gurney in the emergency room fighting for my life. To be more accurate, the ER and catheter teams were fighting against the clock to save my life.  I remained motionless in shock and disbelief. There was really nothing that I could do to help myself.  By... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Weekend Events, Week in Review

60 Second Cycling: Weekend Events, Week in Review
What are you doing this weekend? I’m heading up to Madison Wisconsin for the millionth annual Bike-O-Rama at the Alliant Energy Center this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  While I will be spending my time demonstrating the oldest bike brand in the world (the one with a very recognizable signature green color), thousands of people will... Read more »

This Sunday, Donate Your Fitness to Saving Tiny Hearts

This Sunday, Donate Your Fitness to Saving Tiny Hearts
Although American Heart Month has come and gone, it’s never far from the hearts and minds of all the people affected by heart ailments. While I tend to focus on heart disease and preventing your loved ones from suffering the effects of it, there exists an entire group of loved ones who would gladly suffer... Read more »
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Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part Two

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part Two
Continued from Part One… So there I was, exactly two and a half years ago today, lying flat on my back on a gurney in the triage bay of the emergency room, my life completely in the hands of a group of complete strangers. Are you a smoker?  No.  Do you drink?  No.  Use drugs? ... Read more »

Heart Attack Awareness Day

Heart Attack Awareness Day
August 8th is Heart Attack Awareness Day. It’s not officially sanctioned or even observed anywhere in the world other than at my house.  On the two year anniversary of the day that I discovered firsthand what a heart attack feels like, I thought I might share a thing or two with anyone interested in reading... Read more »