Category Archives: Life

Misery Loves Company

A race report will follow in a few days after some of the the fog clears and my cankles recede. The short story is that I qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii by finishing second in my age … Continue reading

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Low White Blood Cell Count in Endurance Athletes

I arrived at my annual check up ready to be congratulated on another year of excellent health.  My physician had a different idea and started the conversation by mentioning that she called our local oncologist for her thoughts on my … Continue reading

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Finding Depth

Each summer for the last six years we have taken our daughter and our three nephews on a week long adventure.  Most of them involve water and according to the kids (now 18-13 years of age) some type of near … Continue reading

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Different Drummer

One of my team physicians, Betsy Sabga, died last night after a short illness.  I met Betsy after my arrival in Bloomington.  I needed an OB/GYN and she was well trained and highly regarded. Betsy had a small part time … Continue reading

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Every Thursday, we have family night dinner.  These dinners usually involve great wine, lots of laughter and interesting discussions.  Last night we talked about sunk costs in regards to a software project. I am fascinated about sunk costs and how … Continue reading

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Yesterday, I spent the day with my best friends in the most unlikely of places: Sometimes we choose to change and sometimes change is our only choice.   Some of you have asked how Ann is doing?  Very well.  You … Continue reading

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“When you are fatigued the first thing that goes is communication and the second thing is execution.” Amy Robertson Indiana University Field Hockey Coach I have been thinking quite a bit about fatigue as I recover from Ironman Wisconsin.  My … Continue reading

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Performance Anxiety

Last night our little group got together for an open water swim. Due to our differences in event focus this summer, we haven’t had much group training.  Sarah and Tatiana are off to represent the USA at the Olympic World … Continue reading

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Sweet 16

I have been writing this blog for quite some time.  I have realized that it has evolved into a bit of a journal and a legacy for my daughter.  In keeping with that, I am writing a special post: Sixteen … Continue reading

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A Reality Check

As some of you know in reading my previous postings, I wear a yellow Live Strong bracelet every day.  This bracelet was given to me by my nephew to wear during Ironman Wisconsin.  Zachary received the bracelet during his first … Continue reading

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