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Youth Mission Statement

| January 23, 2016
Youth Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote a Youth Triathlon Club that will inspire and empower youth of all abilities and backgrounds by teaching youth to embrace the sport of triathlon and to learn sportsmanship and the importance of the word “team” throughout their lives. Get Fit Families promotes the importance of family in the sport of […]

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Youth Training Schedule

| January 23, 2016
Youth Training Schedule

To be determined

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Progress Report

| April 28, 2015
Progress Report

It’s been a couple months since I was really sick and things are finally progressing well.  I am back to training at a pretty high level.  I still don’t have the speed I would like, but I’m slowly increasing my endurance.  Last week I managed to run 53 miles.  I got a really solid brick […]

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My Health Update

| February 25, 2015
My Health Update

It’s been 2 weeks since my angiogram and IV steroid infusions. Luckily the IV steroids worked. My body responded to them and my hand is almost back to normal. I’m still on prednisone and a bunch of other medicine, including blood pressure medicine and my normal plaquenal. Naproxyn and other medicine to keep things in […]

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New Diagnosis

| January 30, 2015
New Diagnosis

So two days ago I had an angiogram to see why my finger was not getting any blood flow to it.  Doctors thought it might be an embolism or blood clot.  Following the angiogram they found that there was not a clot.  That was good news.  My heart and lungs both looked great.  I’m happy […]

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The Waiting

| January 26, 2015
The Waiting

In the words of Tom Petty  “The Waiting is the hardest part.”   My vascular test was January 15.  This past Friday, my finger was burning so bad I had to go to the ER.  Unfortunately, not much got accomplished there.  They sent me home with pain medication that makes me sick to my stomach […]

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I Hate Prednisone

| January 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
I Hate Prednisone

I hate prednisone.  Since I had my most recent flare up, I was started on a 120 mg shot of steroids and now I’m on a taper.  I know prednisone can help so much, but I can’t help but think what damage it’s doing to other parts of my body.  So much doesn’t feel right […]

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The Joys of Having Autoimmune Disease

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Joys of Having Autoimmune Disease

Although I’ve written a lot over the last few years about some issues I’ve had with my Lupus, I should have been happier that things weren’t worse.  Recently I started with some pain in my right and especially my fingers.  I wasn’t sure what was actually happening ad kid of blew it off until it […]

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It Certainly was a Crazy Summer

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
It Certainly was a Crazy Summer

I know I’ve been missing this summer.  It certainly was a crazy summer.  It’s amazing how fast it goes by.  The summer was a whirlwind.  The beginning of June I got very sick with the worst stomach cramps I’ve ever experienced.  I ended up in the emergency room and sent home being told I had […]

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