Advocacy, Chronic Illness, General, Triathlon

Why The Spoonie Ironman?

https://youtu.be/ZdPJu67fqMM If you've followed my new blog this year, you might have noticed that I recently changed the name of it to The Spoonie Ironman. And now that I have been asked more than a few times what it means, I figured I would write a short blog to answer the question on here officially.… Continue reading Why The Spoonie Ironman?

Advocacy, Chronic Illness, Exercise & Activity, Support Network

AbbVie IBD Warrior Challenge Event

Disclosure: AbbVie paid for my travel and expenses and compensated me for my time to attend this event. AbbVie is also sponsoring this post, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.  It’s hard to put into words what it feels like to return home after an event like the IBD Warrior Challenge hosted by Abbvie to… Continue reading AbbVie IBD Warrior Challenge Event

Chronic Illness, Exercise & Activity, Mindset, Routines & Structure, Uncategorized

The 24/7 Job That I Never Signed Up For – How I Manage My Chronic Illness (Intro)

For most of my life, I have been a glass half full kind of person. Even though I have been dealt a rough hand to play with, I've always tried to make the best of it. Even when my quality of life was LOW, I didn't give up hope that my health would get better.… Continue reading The 24/7 Job That I Never Signed Up For – How I Manage My Chronic Illness (Intro)

Chronic Illness

PM360 Awards Event In New York City – 3 Minute Read

PM360 Award Article This week I was one of two patient advocates that were awarded a PM360 Elite winner. It was a celebration to show appreciation for the work many have done to help others in the health sectors. It was an honor to be recognized as a patient advocate at the event. Every day… Continue reading PM360 Awards Event In New York City – 3 Minute Read

Chronic Illness, General, Triathlon

70.3 for IBD – Team Challenge And The Crohn’s Colitis Foundation (Part 2) – 2 Minute Read

In recent years my advocacy has been less consistent than I would have liked. Life has improved, and I am soaking up being comfortable in my new normal since making my ostomy permanent. But helping others is still a massive passion of mine, and I will always do what I can. My story with Crohn's… Continue reading 70.3 for IBD – Team Challenge And The Crohn’s Colitis Foundation (Part 2) – 2 Minute Read

General, Just For Fun, Triathlon, Uncategorized

Work, Golf, Triathlons, Friends, Food Balance – 4 Minute Read

Every once in a while, a weekend comes along when life seems to be in perfect balance. This past weekend was an excellent example of just that for me. It combined work, golf, triathlon, friends, and good food for three straight days. So what is that combination for me? Let me sum up Friday through… Continue reading Work, Golf, Triathlons, Friends, Food Balance – 4 Minute Read

Chronic Illness, Mindset

Finding The Right Mindset With Chronic Illness And 6 Tools That Might Help – 3 Minute Read

Every so often, I get asked a question that makes me reflect on my chronic illness journey. This, of course, leads me to think of all the horrible times when every day got me down, and my quality of life was low, to say the least. It also makes me think about all the good… Continue reading Finding The Right Mindset With Chronic Illness And 6 Tools That Might Help – 3 Minute Read

Chronic Illness, Mindset, Triathlon

Living In The Moment With The Fear Of A Chronic Illness – 3.5 Minute Read

This last weekend was a great one. Actually, it was INCREDIBLE. I can easily say it was one of the better weekends I’ve had in a while. This winter was not the best for me, and the spring wasn’t much better. Between my Crohn’s, ostomy, asthma, arthritis, a bad back, and more all bothering me… Continue reading Living In The Moment With The Fear Of A Chronic Illness – 3.5 Minute Read