I was honored to be featured on the @chronscolitisfoundationla #instagram page as they highlight those living with Chrons and Colitis disease. They asked me a series of questions and here was my reply. This is one example of my #advocacy mission that gave me the strength to face #ostomy surgery head on and to continue … Continue reading ostomy advocate
WHAT ARE BOX JUMPS? Box jumps are a compound, multi-joint exercise that is great when training for explosive power. Here are some of their benefits: Speed & Overall Strength Athleticism & Core Power and Explosion Functionality Box jumps is the simple movement of standing on the floor, and then jumping forward onto a box of … Continue reading cuckoo for box jumps
It's been 8 days since my 8th time racing Hawaii Ironman 70.3 in Kona. And on this 8th time, I can once again say that I learn something new every race. It took AT LEAST these 8 past days to MOURN what I felt was a sub-par finish. I was hoping for better; but, I … Continue reading eighth time is NOT a charm ********
It's been a minute. #halfironman training has taken over. No more time for The Hang Out; no more social outings. I've been diagnosed with tunnel vision with less than 8 weeks until race day. It's GO time. Life with an #ostomy is going great! Each week, I get stronger and fitter. I eat without pain. I eat without … Continue reading aloha Friday wow (workout of the week)
Last week I wrote about bumping into Mr. Grumpy. I've had the time to release my anger through weekly therapy; during multiple inversions at The Hang Out and just with the plain ole passing of time. I can hear the song playing in my head... If you're lost you can look and you will find me Time after … Continue reading invisible illness pt 2
Can you guess what super power I possess? Do I possess telepathy or the power of flight? Hmm, maybe its shape-shifting or the ability to time travel. What about mind control or heat vision? No, nope, and nada. I have the power of INVISIBLE ILLNESS! Have you heard about this unique power? Invisible illness is the ability to … Continue reading invisible illness
For over a decade, I suffered with Ulcerative Colitis (UC for short). It was a few weeks after my first Honolulu marathon when I became ill. "Stomach flu" my then-Doc preached: "Take some Pepto and Immodium. Call me after a few days if it doesn't let up." I can laugh at the ordeal today. Stomach flu … Continue reading don’t tell me diet
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