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Ironman Arizona

2017 in Review

I had big plans for 2017.  I signed up for my second full Ironman (Ironman Arizona) and planned on crushing my 1st Ironman time by an hour or two. My other plans included the Patriot Half 70.3 in June and Lake Placid 70.3 in September. Things didn’t go as planned but all things considered, I had […]

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Waiting for Surgery

The Fix is In

My training has taken a backseat to recovering from tongue surgery.  On August 10th, I had surgery to fix a flap that was created from my upper teeth slicing into my tongue.  Before this took place, I was presented with the option of staying awake for the surgery and just using a gazillion shots of […]

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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 has gotten better. I have […]

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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 session with the NP, she […]

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Road ID Bracelet

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 […]

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