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Ironman Louisville Race Report: Never Give Up -- A Blog Entry by Scott Simpson

Pre-race recap:

First Ironman: Wisconsin 2004. Sick heading into the race. Couldn't consume calories or fluids during. Woke up in the back of an ambulance after I passed out half way through the bike. Later diagnosed with parasitic infection.

Secon...

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Gay Games Race Report: A Blog Entry by Scott Simpson

It has been a whirlwind of racing the past few weeks. I had two races in one of the local race series and had a much improved bike segment and finished fourth in my age group in each race so was feeling a little more confident in my chances of gettin...

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I Am a Delicate Flower: A Blog Entry by Scott Simpson

"My name is Scott, and I am a delicate flower."

There, I said it. Admitting it is half the battle, right?

OK, so after I was sick for a few days toward the end of May which necessitated a few days of zero / easy training I jumped back into heavy tr...

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Sports and Support: An Entry From an HIV-Positive Athlete -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining

You may have read in my previous blogs that I have been playing soccer for over 20 years. I have always enjoyed soccer since I was 6 years old. So of course I have come down with a case of World Cup Fever. It is very exciting since the World Cup is o...

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Tom's Excellent Olympic Adventure

In April 2009, I embarked on the opportunity of a lifetime: I entered a contest to win a chance to participate in the Torch Relay for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. One of the contest requirements was to write a pledge about how I would make C...

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American Triple T Race Report: Sick Puppy -- A Blog Entry by Scott Simpson

For those not in the know, this is 4 races in 3 days and totals just slightly more than the ironman distance. Many folks use it as a training weekend for their ironman race this summer. Some are racing in the team division, but like most, I'm doing t...

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Cry Me an Ocean (in the Desert): A Blog Entry by Philip D.

When I say that I've cried more in the past two and a half years than I have in the rest of my life combined, I'm not really exaggerating. Since my diagnosis, it seems almost anything can get me going. Though a funny thing happened on the way to th...

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It Ain't Easy: Exercise, HIV and Me: A Blog Entry by Enrique Franco

I can remember a time when I would get up at 4:45AM and head over to the gym. Hearing that lousy buzzer go off and forcing myself to get out of bed. Sometimes THAT was the hardest part. I would sit up and force my eyes to open. My head was like a com...

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Biking Transforms Lives of AIDS Housing Residents in Harlem

Stand Up Harlem resident Stanley, getting ready for a bike ride outside of the residence

If you live in Harlem, you might see Joe C* riding by on his bicycle. He bikes seven days a week from his home at Stand Up Harlem House down to 96th Street. He...

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Exercise: The Best Therapy for Managing Side Effects

Exercise: The Best Therapy for Managing Side EffectsThere are many benefits of exercise in HIV disease. Besides the evident improved self-image, energy level, and mental outlook, several research studies performed with HIV-positive people have found ...