Monday, May 19, 2008

JDRF Article About..... ME!!!!!!!!!!

A few months ago Rachel Bennett, a journalism student at Rutgers and intern at the JDRF contacted me for an interview. The JDRF became aware of my attempt to become an Ironman 16 months after my T1 diagnosis through some work information sessions I had attended with their marketing department. When Rachel asked permission to write the article I couldn't refuse (watch out for my smile & overgrown head right now!)

So while I was going to tell you all about my 90 mile ride in the rain yesterday I'll hold that off for later this week and simply provide the link to the article. Some of the things, like my nutrition plan and hours of training have changed but the overall message remains the same: No matter what obstacles you face in life, if you believe in yourself, if your desire is strong enough, you will be able to accomplish what you set forth to do.

Here's the link to the article. Thanks again Rachel!!!


Kim said...

great article and you're a great inspiration! we only have 2 months left and it sounds like you are well on your way to crossing that finish line!!! looking forward to hearing about your rainy 90 mile ride!

Brett said...

I saw your one comment in there about "I personally get more satisfaction out of the work that's done than achieving the goal."

I completely agree and do the same thing. The day of the race you never know what might happen anyway - flat tires, bad weather, SAND, lol. There will always be another race to sign up for...but just the preparation to get you to the starting line will be an amazing achievement.

Araby62 said...

Cool :) Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Wonderful article!!!! We are all so proud of you. Congrats!!!

Scott said...

I've been catching up on things this week, but congratulations!