Retül Bike Fit on the Felt

January 29, 2012

Getting dialed in on the bike for more power efficiency and aerodynamics.

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Triathlon Schedule 2012

January 15, 2012

Starts with a Super Sprint in April, first Olympic distance in September and ends with a Half Ironman in October :) Republic of Texas Triathlon Corpus Christi, TX April 14th HITS Triathlon Series Marble Falls, TX April 28th

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New 2012 Felt B16

November 16, 2011

I picked up my new 2012 Felt B16 this past weekend and took it out for a ride. I’m excited about the triathlons scheduled in 2012!

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Life is Tough, That’s a Given

November 14, 2011

Life is tough, that’s a given. When you stand up, you’re gonna be shoved back down. When you’re down, you’re gonna be stepped on. My advice to you doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles. It’s no secret: you’ll fall down, you stumble, you get pushed, you land square on your face. And […]

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Athlete vs. Athleticism

October 30, 2011

First a couple of definitions to make this more clear: Athlete – Of or befitting athletics or athletes. Athleticism – For pertaining to athletes;  involving the use of physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina: an obsessive participation in physical activity. Both of These are Vital to Sport The Athlete must already posses […]

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OPT 2011 Adaptive Tennis Clinic

October 12, 2011

OPT held an adaptive tennis clinic at Circle C Tennis Club in South Austin. Coach Fernando put us through different drills to help our tennis game. Even though it was cut short by rain, it was a lot of fun for everyone out there.

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“Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do”

September 27, 2011

This is the quote that I put inside my second socket. If you remember, the quote in the first socket was “Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body”. Now the pain is over, and I’m still getting adjusted to my new lifestyle (being an amputee). Even though I am grateful to have had the surgery and […]

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Two Months Since My Surgery

August 20, 2011

It seems like it’s been so much longer and I’ve healed a lot quicker than I even imagined. Two months ago today, I had my below the knee leg amputation and things have seemed bright ever since. My limb has healed well, I have a great team at Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies, rehab has been […]

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Physical Training has Started

August 8, 2011

I had my initial consultation for Physical Therapy (PT), which I am now calling Physical Training since I’ll be getting stronger from here on out :) My physical therapist, Kerri, came highly recommended as one of the best therapists for amputees in the Austin area. It looks like the next four months are going to […]

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First Prosthetic Leg Fitting

August 5, 2011

For my first foot, I got the Endolite Elite Blade LP. Will be good enough for everyday use and running (once I can run). There’s some video at the end.

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