The Extra Mile

My Journey Late in Life as a Triathlete – Setbacks and Triumphs

My Story

Working Towards Normal

Working Towards Normal

My crash was seven weeks ago today and this week was a good week.  I had a follow-up visit with my nurse practitioner yesterday.  The first question she asked was "Are you starting to feel normal again?"I told her I felt good and was getting back to normal.  My sleep...

One Shackle Removed – Woohoo

One Shackle Removed – Woohoo

Beginning the Week of Firsts On Wednesday, June 21st, I went to the Lahey Medical Center to have my neck x-rayed and met with the Nurse Practitioner in Neurosurgery about the next steps in my treatment.  Well, the short of it is, there are no next steps. After a short...

Surprise Consequences of a Bad Event

Surprise Consequences of a Bad Event

It was five weeks ago today that I woke up in the hospital not knowing where I was. Today is also Father's Day, and I am grateful to be here with my family on this day.  In reality, I might not be here if it weren't for the person who watched me crash and called 911...

Ironman Mont Tremblant 2016 Race Report

Ironman Mont Tremblant 2016 Race Report

I am a tad late in writing my race report for my first full Ironman, which happened in August 2016.  It is getting close to a year since I finished the race, but recently I came across another race report for the same race that was written two years after he completed...

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

My parents came up from their home in Georgia to see me and get a sense of how I am doing. They got to see that I am doing well with my recovery but also got a peak at the level of frustration I am having dealing with the limitations my injuries have imposed on me...

A Little Blip in the Road

A Little Blip in the Road

I had a difficult night's sleep the night before last.  I woke up at midnight pretty uncomfortable and agitated. I had to go to the bathroom, but trying to go back to sleep, even though I relieved myself, just wasn't happening.  I felt like I had restless leg...

Will It Blend?

Will It Blend?

So far, the most difficult injury, from my bike accident, to deal with has been my tongue laceration.  My C1 fracture is pretty disturbing in itself, especially when doing a Google search and finding all the scary shit about it online.  But it is managed by wearing a...

The Start of the Rest of My Life

The Start of the Rest of My Life

Twelve days ago, on May 13th, 2017,  around 7 AM, I struggle to wake up.  I think I hear, "you've been in a bike accident, and you are in the hospital."  I'm thinking to myself, "wow, this is a real shitty dream. I need to wake up to end this."  I try focusing on the...