Ironman

Having a bad day?

Guest post by Dr. Tom Palfi

Next time you think you are having a bad day, I suggest you read a few pages of Barbara’s book – hopefully you will soon realize that your day is not anywhere as… Continue reading

Kindle Edition of An Unshakable Belief Available!

The official release of the Kindle edition of my memoir, “An Unshakable Belief: Keeping the Ironman Dream”, is set for March 28 in the US. To help boost Amazon rankings, I encourage my US and European friends interested in this… Continue reading

Ironman 2012

As I drove to Taupo from my rented batch in Kinloch, I was thrilled by the anticipation of seeing Heather Bowen and Sue Mault; friends I had not seen since Ironman 2011. Volunteering to help at Ironman is… Continue reading

Taupo Paper Plus Book Launch

After an impulsive visit to a beauty and hair salon, I felt I could face the world. It reminded me of going to a “look good, feel good” beauty session while on chemo. If I looked my best, I… Continue reading

In Training

February 28 I travel to Kinloch for Ironman week. My arthritis has restricted me to volunteering with registration and numbering. Much of my Ironman “training” is focused maintenance of my physical and emotional health. All of my last cancer screens… Continue reading

Contact Tri Series triathlon

Had a great time at the Kinloch, Contact Tri Series triathlon! Time spent with old and new friends was such a hoot. My day was made even better with the receipt of a $250 voucher and chance to meet and… Continue reading

My introduction to Ironman

My dear friend Grant took me to watch the 2005 Ironman event in Taupo. It was the most inspirational and overwhelming event I had ever witnessed, especially the final hour. The experience of being there, witnessing the pain and agony,… Continue reading