Tour De Badass YVR

“Badassmatic (adj.): Person with asthma better defined by badassery. Possesses insatiable desire for growth, change and adventure.“ ( Brought to you courtesy of Kerri Mac Kay) (Part 1 of 8 clips) ***For more Badass adventures check out last years trip to Churchill *** Related Posts: Guest Post by Kerri A common cold with not so […]

Polar Bears, my trip to Churchill

My journey begins in Winnipeg (my very first time crossing the Canadian border). Just 2 days earlier there had been a pretty bad snow storm and potential weather delays at the airport were a big concern.Fortunately things worked out and I got there on time without any problems. Within minutes of stepping off the plane […]

UK Adventure

Some photos of my recent trip to England. Had a great time and my lungs held out brilliantly. Traveled all over the central and western part of the country from Portsmouth to Liverpool. While in London I had the pleasure of meeting long time blogger Susannah and her husband Julian. How cool is that? Can’t […]

Life after the Blog

Just a quick update on what Ive up too the last couple weeks. Lungs I’ve pretty much fully recovered from that last exacerbation and hospital stint. I think the intubation is what caused me to get so sick in the first place. An endotracheal tube is the perfect conduit for introducing bacteria and viruses deep […]

Mixing pleasure with business

With almost 2 hours to kill in between medical appointments last week over at UCSF, I decided to put that otherwise wasted time to good use and do something Ive always wanted to…. I racewalked the Kezar stadium! That’s right…. I racewalked 5.5 miles around the track, and I did it while wearing jeans and […]

Boston training… off to a rough start

I knew that jumping into a marathon training regime on the heals of a methadone detox wasn’t gonna be easy, and boy was I right. These first few weeks have been really tough and I haven’t even gotten into the longer distances yet. It’s bad enough that Ive had to shorten my training schedule to […]

Exploring my roots

A couple months ago I signed up with Ancestry.com to search out relatives and build a family tree. Its amazing how much info the Mormon church has in it‘s archives(they own Ancestry.com). They have the largest repository of genealogical records in the world. When I first started the tree I knew the names of maybe […]

Stress Break Stephen Style

Recovering from a serious illness?………………………….Hop a plane to Vegas, see a Manilow Show! Needs some cheering up?………………………………………Hop a plane to Vegas, see a Manilow Show! Feeling down in general?……………………………………….Hop a plane to Vegas, see a Manilow Show! At least that’s what I do, and that’s what I’ll be doing this weekend. Good Music always works […]

Running on empty

I actually had something else prepared for this weeks post, but since there’s a good chance I’ll be heading to the slammer shortly, I thought Id do a quick update on what’s been happening. If you’ve been watching my sidebar lately you probably noticed that my numbers have been all over the place. Ive been […]

Fun with Fluenz

If you’ve wondered why I haven’t been updating my blog as much lately, it’s because Ive been super busy with other projects. As strange as it may seen, there’s actually more to my life than racewalking and asthma. One of my other passions , is researching my Italian heritage and learning to speak “La bella […]

Farewell Jim

I just want to take a few moments to honor the life of a good, kind person. His name is Jim Cady. The husband, father and best friend of one of my racewalking buddies, Vickie. Jim was a very kind, soft spoken, but courageous person. An avid skier, Jim wasn’t a racewalker himself, but he […]

I still have it !

Whatever IT is, I must still have it, because today I walked 10 miles. And I couldn’t be happier about IT! I think this tune kinda captures the mood for the day. I’m Alive (by ELO) Now, I’m not going to say it was easy, cuz it wasn’t. In fact, it was one of the […]