Triathlon is the passion that brought us together. 2015 starts a different journey.

A, B, and Roxy

Today is the 5-year anniversary of Amy's stem cell transplant. 5-years ago this was considered her "re-birthday"and was really the final step in her treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.

If you followed then, you know that the treatment ended. The recovery did not nor did life after...


It's nice when you get a note or two or comment or two wondering "What are you up to?" It also seems to be a reminder that there hasn't been an update for quite a while. My goal was 1-2 a month, and I've let that slip. The last one was 2 or more months ago. In that time I've been to a "real job"...


Amy and I met at the pool. She was coaching at Great Hills Country Club for Capital of Texas Aquatics. I was working at URS as an Engineer focused on air permitting for industrial clients and mercury removal for coal fired power plants. Sometime after that, we both left those jobs to race as...


Already more than a month has passed since the last update here. This one is filed under "Life Gave Us a Lemon", but it could very well be a triathlon update. The days when I am able to focus more and be productive, I don't want to update as it pulls me away from what matters. The days that I'm...


I was reminded not long ago, seems someone commonly does, that there had not been an update to the website about Amy's progress. It is a welcomed reminder since it is an indication that people are still following.

She's progressing well. They said the first year after transplant is...


I started this one on Friday afternoon. But, Friday afternoon is the day that what might normally be 'big' news stories are published. By doing so that they are generally overlooked since the weekend is right around the corner. I think it is a thing, you could probably look it up, and if you...


Once again, I find that weeks have passed without an update of any kind. Fact is, we're slowly getting back out into the world. The big crazy scary world. Yes, fear is a motivator of sorts, however real or however misguided it might be.

As we, more precisely Amy, go back out into the real...


I'll start with the point of this post. "Thank You".

FaceBook wanted to give me my "2015 in Review". I know what my 2015 was like. I lived it. I tried to bring you all along with us. I don't know what 2016 will bring, but a part of me is really ready to get to 2016.

Things are going...


September 16, 2015 was the last 'official' update here. I posted the link to a Slowtwitch interview that I did a couple of weeks ago. I'll elaborate on some of the questions and answers as we...


No, those are not middle fingers. We went to the Salt Lick with the Cervelo crew when they came to Austin for a super secret visit a year and a half or so ago. Amy and I went to a Round Rock Game a couple of weeks ago. The Salt Lick is right...


I had this blog in mind last week, and an article came across my feed to push it forward. The article is worth a read, and in it "normalcy" is referenced.

Yes, that is our oven temperature control knob. One of the...


There's so much that I could write here for the umpteenth time. Last week we went to see 'Straight Outta Compton'. Back in the day, you know 1991 or so, I didn't see'Boyz in the Hood' until it was out on video. It was a great movie. 'Straight Outta Compton' was also great, but this blog isn't...


I feel like this update would be better served coming from Amy. We went to a "...


It's really more than a 'little' milestone. Today Amy's CVC was removed.

I also submitted my first non-triathlon and non-team-marsh blog article today for 'publication'. It was for a 2015 hunting preview. I had an inside track in that I know the editor. But I'll take it.

We've gone...


Thursday is likely not a hot day for web traffic, but it is better than Friday and certainly not as good as Monday. We're part way through another week. Last week I didn't blog about anything really. I sneaked in a post on...


I went all week without writing. I wanted to write earlier in the week because it gets more views. Then, I though I'd write Friday, and I didn't. Things continue to go on the upswing for Amy. We are still avoiding people and crowds. The reality is, that isn't too much different than our lives...


Another week passes, and we get a week closer to going back to Austin. Amy has passed the 1/2 way point in the post-SCT first 100 days. Day #57 to be exact. If we are able to pass the remaining days as we have these last several, we'll both be pretty happy. The days, for us have been kind of...


A 2nd post for the week. "Doctor's Orders". The tweet below the text says it all...

For awhile now, Amy has had a rash develop that isn't uncommon in stem-cell transplant (SCT) patients. It's from "graft vs. host disease". I'll elaborate more next week.

Amy was told to make sure she...


"We can handle anything because we only have to handle it a moment at a time."

Amy is coming up on being ½ way to the first milestone after her stem cell transplant. Closing in on day #50 of the first 100 days post-transplant. Day #100 is seen as one of the...


Overwhelmingly, the question has been "What can I (we) do to help?" We don't know for sure. What we do know is that this is a long journey that we are just starting. Long hospital stays, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantion are all part of it. And, there will be many other things come up...


59,000 or 59 depending on the reference was Amy's platelet count on Monday. A platelet count of 150 is needed to donate platelets. A platelet count north of 200 is considered normal. It was 31 last Thursday and 59 on Monday. When your Dr. seems happy about that, you become happy about...