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?
There is a reality that one must accept when living with a chronic illness, you will miss out on life events. In no way can this reality be avoided, which is a sad truth we can’t be in denial about. This past weekend I had a stark reminder about how this feels and the fear… Continue reading Life Events & FOMO With Chronic Illness
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
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
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
Recently I posted a poll on my Instagram with a variety of topics to my followers. The winner was “Working out with chronic illness,” and even though I am an IRONMAN, I’m not in an excellent place health wise right now. For this reason, I wanted to talk about something EXTREMELY important, the BASICS. Living… Continue reading Back To The Basics – Being Active With Chronic Illness (3 Minute Read)
Over the last few months, life has not been easy for me, and it is starting to wear on me. Between my Crohn's disease is in a minor flare, my asthma making it hard to breathe daily, my arthritis causing all my joints and bones hurt, and a back injury which I am trying to… Continue reading Finding The Ability To Overcome Adversity 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