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Beating the Ironman Blues

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photoA poll goes out to all the Ironman BT'ers in an effort to understand why some get depressed after an Ironman and why some don't and what can be learned.

Quest For IM Part 6 - Coeur d'Alene Here I Come!

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photoAthletes were buzzing around, adding last minute things to their transition bags. The sidewalks and grassy areas are filled with spectators and cameras. Announcements were being made.

Quest For Ironman Part 5: I Was Wrong

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photoEating To Win, Eating To Live. A collection of heart-healthy recipes that fuels Ironman training. Also some pre-race thoughts before Ironman Coeur d’Alene.

Quest for Ironman Part 4: We All Have Our Reasons

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photoWe all have our reasons for what we do and why we train. I liken my fight against heart disease to Gandalf, and his memorable “You shall not pass” scene.

Quest For IM-Part 3: Building Mental Toughness

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photoWhen it comes down to it, it’s me who has to believe I can run a full marathon after swimming and biking, and no amount of others’ belief in me is going to help.

The Quest For Ironman - Part 2

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photoThe first month of training is in the books. I am learning several tips that could help you along the way on your Ironman quest.

The Quest For Ironman - Part 1

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photoHow BT is preparing me for the Coeur d'Alene IronMan.

It Takes Heart-Part 6: A Heart Healthy Diet

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photoThe crux of rehab was so simple: “Eat and exercise like your life depended on it.” It seemed to take all the guesswork out of the picture and make things that much easier for me.

It Takes Heart-Part 5: Pacific Crest HIM

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photoWhen the air horn went off, I did my best to simulate laps in the pool, but that dang panic came over me again, causing me to breaststroke until I could calm my breathing.

It Takes Heart-Part 4: My First Triathlon

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photoI was filled with anticipation for this event, as it was the first in what I hoped would be many triathlons, and I had no idea how I'd do.

It Takes Heart Part 3: From Triple Bypass to Triathlon

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photoMy goal is always to lead by example, and after running the marathon and becoming a volunteer in my hospital's cardiac unit I looked for another way to inspire people. Hello, triathlons!

It Takes Heart Part 2: From Triple Bypass to Triathlon

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photoIf a heart patient can do these things, then so can those of you who haven't been split open like a fish and sewn back together.

It Takes Heart Part 1: From Triple Bypass to Triathlon.

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photoFrom triple bypass to triathlon. I am now just two days away from the Pacific Crest Half-Ironman.
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I love my family, football, tri training and racing, seeing heart patients smile when I share my story with them . . .