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It's Ironman Week!

The week before any race that I participate in, I always reflect back on what it took to get me to the starting line. Last week I posted about the unbelievable support that I get from my wife Amy. You can read it here: I May Get The Ironman Medal But My Wife Deserves One... Read more »

A Lesson Learned And A Decision To Move Forward

I recently posted a blog that was somewhat controversial. I’m not going to discuss the blog or the topic because I have done that enough and need to move on and turn the page from it. Even though when I wrote and posted it my intentions were good, it brought out a lot of shares,... Read more »

I May Get The Ironman Medal But My Wife Deserves One Too

In my quest to become a 2-time Ironman, 1 person has stood head and shoulders above everyone else in helping make it happen and I would be a fool to not acknowledge it. The spotlight will be on me on September 7 for Ironman as I bust my butt to get through the 140.6-mile triathlon... Read more »

The "Ice Bucket Challenge" And Why I Am Not Participating

*DISCLAIMER-Please read in entirety before forming a judgment or commenting* Unless you have been taking a social media break or living under a rock, you have either heard about or participated in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig Disease”. These are the videos people are posting where they dump water... Read more »

How To Keep Going When We Really Want To Quit

I recently made the decision to keep moving forward in my quest for a 2nd Ironman finish. You can read about it here. Even though I know the chances of me finishing this race are slim at best, I still feel the need to keep moving forward in this challenge. I had numerous opportunities to... Read more »

Finishing Ironman Seems Impossible But I’m Not Quitting Now

When I signed up for Ironman last fall, I really had a pretty good training plan in place. To say the least, that plan has not really worked out the way that I thought it would. One thing after another has de-railed my plan for training the way I would have liked. So here I... Read more »

I Really Miss My Motivation

Maybe motivation isn’t the right word. Maybe “drive” would be better. I am embarrassed to say this, but I have really gotten lazy in a lot of aspects in my life. I have been a firefighter for 26 years. I remember the feeling of excitement when I first started going to the firehouse. Now I... Read more »

Survivor’s Guilt: No One Explains How To Get Through It

I was diagnosed with stage 3-colon cancer on November 6, 2001. My last chemotherapy was on May 10, 2002. I have been cancer free since then so if my math is still correct, that makes me 12 years cancer free. During treatment, I focused all of my energy on making it through the day. Through... Read more »

Why The “Pick 5 Pictures That Make Me Feel Beautiful” Trend Got My Attention

I recently noticed a trend going around Facebook that women are sharing pictures that “Make them feel beautiful” and then challenging other women to do the same. The reason I noticed this was that my wife was one of those women that participated in this exercise. When I first noticed her status, I admit that... Read more »

What To Do When You Just Don’t Seem To “Fit In”

Ever been in a group and feel like you are the only one that feels a certain way? Ever speak up only to have it turn into a lynch mob on you? That has been a recurring feeling that I have been having lately. Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God... Read more »