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As I approach 50 and look back at my life, I realize that I’ve been blessed with a multitude of experiences that have given me a true appreciation for life.
After I was diagnosed with cancer in 1995, I became a triathlete to proved that although I had cancer, cancer did not have for me.
I was a competitive triathlete for 17 years, which include 28 IRONMAN distance finishes (8:51 personal best time and 5 overall wins) and earning an elite (pro) license from 2007-2009. In 2005, I also became an endurance sports coach in order to share my passion for the sport and the healthy lifestyle to help others.
Although I started along the well-traveled path of high school, college (U.S. Naval Academy) then career (submarine officer in the Navy then several corporations), I have diverged from that path to start a endurance sports training business (ENDURANCEWORKS, LLC) and a triathlon (Luray Triathlon), which matched my active lifestyle and creative energy. More recently, I began my path towards mastery in To-Shin Do Martial Arts at the Boulder Quest Center and later at the Newbury Park Martial Arts Center where I earned my 1st and 2nd degree black belt (shodan and nidan). I currently train in ninjutsu martial arts remotely with Shinobi Martial Arts in New Hampshire.
Most recently, I began a PhD in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies to follow my curiosity down the various rabbit holes of philosophy and spirituality.
Finally, as a writer, I hope to share my experiences and inspire you to chase your dreams.