Keeping the “Long View”

Keeping the “Long View”

Attempting to predict the stock market over the short term is usually a losing proposition. That said, one stands to make a fair return on their investment if they can stick with the market over many years, making those short term peaks and valleys irrelevant.

The same can go for your athletic endeavors.

read more

The Best of the Speed Lacing Systems

The Best of the Speed Lacing Systems

Shoe fit and feel is critical for runners. Not only can it make your run more comfortable, proper shoe fit can prevent injury from overtightened or poorly fitting shoes, and blisters caused by rubbing. Finding a consistent shoe fit is tough when you have to tie your laces every run. Triathletes may be able to provide the answer!

Triathletes – particularly sprint or Olympic distance specialists – have a particular need to balance shoe fit with quick transition ability. Essentially, our running shoes end up being like slippers, (or they should, anyway).

read more

Update on Dad – September 11

It’s been a little bit since I’ve updated my dad’s progress in his fight against pancreatic cancer (though we now joke that he is no longer fighting pancreatic cancer, since he is without pancreas). Before the update, a quick note about a new feature on the site.  I updated the About My Dad page.  You can find a complete timeline of my dad’s dealings with pancreatic cancer from initial symptoms to chemotherapy to surgery.  I hope to provide insight into the process for anyone who happens across my blog looking for information about what to expect when dealing with a pancreatic...
read more

The John A. Braeckel Family Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The John A. Braeckel Family Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research

I am excited to announce the founding of the John A. Braeckel Family Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Gifts to this account support pancreatic cancer research in the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and specifically the work of Dr. Michael House. Dr. House has been a light in an otherwise dark time for my family. Along with a host of other medical professionals, Dr. House gave my dad a good chance to be among the 6% that survive this “insidious” and “nasty” disease.

read more