My journey to balance family, work, and water polo.

Friends

"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”--Richard Bach It's has been a bit since I last wrote, but events over the last few days have pulled me back tonight and has compelled me to...

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Limits

Limits

My chest is heaving. The air I rapidly suck into my lungs does not seem to be adequate as I immediately gasp for another breath. My heart is pounding, trying to escape the confines of the sternum that lies over it. The waves of nausea are somewhat overshadowed by a...

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Doppleganger

Doppleganger

There are times when I get a bit more reflective.  Often later in the evening, with a cup of coffee in hand after a long day at work.  I come home to a quiet house, the family still out and about somewhere.  I plop down on the couch and as I drift into that place...

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Decisions

Decisions

I knew the moment when my career in pediatrics was over.  I was in the fourth year of my med-peds residency,  taking overnight call in the pediatric ICU.  Nights were busy, stressful and I was alone.  A young boy came in as a pediatric  motor vehicle trauma,...

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Reset

Reset

One month. Actually one month three days to be exact since I did Ironman WI.  The physical stress on my body has passed and along with it most of the intensity behind the wave of emotions and excitement that followed.  Having finished the race on such a personal high,...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks

Its 9am Sunday morning and I'm standing on a humid pool deck staring across at the  blank faces of thirteen high school water polo players. Most of them I have never seen before and don't have a clue as to their names. They are  looking back at me.  Sort of.  At least...

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Disequilibrium

Disequilibrium

About a week ago I wrote my first blog about BALANCE. How I hope the journey to another Ironman triathlon will allow me to find more balance in life and continue to gain valuable insight.  So it was with enthusiasm I looked forward to my week. To throw myself into my...

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Balance……

Balance……

Why a blog and why now? Its not as if I don’t have enough on my plate.  I could (and should) probably be much more productive with my “spare” time by  doing such things as paying bills.  We no longer have a land line in part due to how much we owe ATT  and my kids...

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