Triathlon

4 Reasons Triathlons Changed My Life With Chronic Illness

I know what you're thinking...Oh no, not another person who is preaching a way of life like Crossfit, Beach Body, or some other fitness program right? Before you stop reading, I want you to just take a minute to read on and hear why triathlons changed my life and gave me structure to manage my… Continue reading 4 Reasons Triathlons Changed My Life With Chronic Illness

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Why Turtle Steps Are So Important With Chronic Illness

One step at a time. That’s what people say when they want someone, anyone to push just a little harder or get started on something that is outside a person’s comfort zone. I get asked all the time how I completed a full 140.6 mile Ironman with my multiple chronic illnesses and living with an… Continue reading Why Turtle Steps Are So Important With Chronic Illness

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Why I Advocate For Myself And Others

You're at your doctors office one day after getting some blood work and tests done. After getting invited back to his/her office, you sit nervously waiting for him/her to walk in and give you news. And at this point any news would be good. You just want some clarification on what is going on in… Continue reading Why I Advocate For Myself And Others

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Why I Started A Personal Blog

For years now I have been blogging for various websites including HealthCentral, my charity the Intense Intestines Foundation, and my patient productivity project Chronically Better You. Yet for some reason I have never created my own blog to share personal stories, advocacy efforts, helping other patients, the knowledge I have inside me that might help… Continue reading Why I Started A Personal Blog