Jun 12, 2013 - 10:22 pm
Well, it has been just a touch over 6 months since they took my right kidney. Recovery went very well and I have been running 5x a week for a few weeks now. I am thinking about it a bit (the checkup that is) but I am not really nervous or scared. I need to ask my doc a few questions about lifestyle. I just want to get it done and continue on, I have entered a big event for May 17th 2014. I have entered my bid to become an Ironman, right here in The Woodlands, Texas, just 2.5 hours away from my home town.
I have been inspired by so many others, others worse off than me, some with cancer, some with fake legs, some blind, many others with big medical stories or challenges, so many of them before me have finished and became an Ironman. I feel I owe it to myself and to those who are too ill to do it, to get out there and say "I CAN", and to teach my children and others around me, that there is no "i can't". I don't want to wait, having cancer just 6 months ago has opened me a new lease on life, one in which I realize that I shouldn't wait around to get things done, I have decided that cancer is NOT going to define what I can or cannot do. Live today. Live in the moment.
Here's to hearing "NED" a whole lot in the upcoming years. And to me being able to confront that monster in the heat of South Texas, to become something beyond what I ever thought I could do. For those that don't know what it is, it's a 2.4 mile swim in open water...a 112 mile bike ride...and then a 26.2 mile marathon for good measure, all in 17 hours or less.