This is a brief overview of my first cancer diagnoses. During this time, my father was also going through his battle with cancer as well. … More Cruel Summer Flashback, 2012…
Core exercises (abs, obliques, lower back) have always been apart of my daily workout routines. There were days where all I’d do for a workout would be core exercises. I found the stronger my core became, the less likely I was for an injury when lifting heavy squats, dead lifts, standing shoulder presses, etc. I … More Core Recovery
A drastic change in ones physical appearance after surgery can be devastating on may levels. For me, I’m still struggling with my current physical ability and appearance. It’s difficult for me to accept the changes I’ve gone through. This isn’t the first time I’ve had to rebuild myself. The images bellow were taken almost 4 … More A Personal Rebuilding Struggle
There are numerous things that might cause someone to alter their “path” through life. Rather than try to list them all, I’ll share 3 events that have changed my path. The first was when I married my wife. She opened my eyes and heart to what if feels like to be in love. The second … More An Unforeseen Passion…
Part 2… The Descent. The climb to the summit of Longs Peak definitely kicked my butt (previous post, Part 1). That became more than obvious as I started my descent. For me, most of the way down from the summit, until I reached the Narrows, was walking on my butt. I fought for grip as … More Part 2… Longs Peak, an Extreme adventure in advocacy.
Part 1… The way up. Shortly after I was first diagnosed with cancer four years ago, I wanted to do something to help promote awareness and educate others about colon cancer. I was first chosen to be a model for the 2015 issue of the Colondar. I was Mr. October, if you were wondering. Since … More Longs Peak, an Extreme adventure in advocacy… Part 1
Breathtaking views, lack of oxygen, physically exhausted, and loving life! During my first full day in Colorado I drove to Longs Peak. I arrived at Longs Peak trailhead around 10:00AM to start what was supposed to be a “let me see what I got myself into” prehike. My goal for the day was to hike … More Head in the clouds
Today starts a new adventure in promoting health and wellness amongst cancer patients and survivors. I am on my way to Colorado in order to hike Longs Peak on the 21st. Over the next week, I will be posting pictures and sharing my adventures along the way. Other than being extremely nervous about the hike, … More A new adventure in advocacy
Yes, leg day, the day most people say they workout their legs but tend to lose focus when the times arrives to follow through with an intensive leg workout. For me, it has been a few months since I last went to the gym and did a leg workout. I’m not intending to play the … More Leg day…what?