Am I Injury Prone Since I Got Home?


Ever since I got back from Egypt I have been getting injury after annoying injury. In Egypt I was running around 10 miles every other day as planning to run a Marathon at the end of October in Dublin. I won’t be able too now as I haven’t been able to run in a few months really because of injuries. I wouldn’t consider myself injury prone but since I’ve got back they have been hitting me non stop!

First, I play an ultimate tournament the first weekend I get back and pull a hamstring on Saturday. Not a bad pull but the next day I snap the other hamstring to where I hear it make that POP noise. I try jogging the next day and it snaps again during a very slow warm up. I rest it for a week, ice it every day, and it slowly gets better but I still can’t sprint without hurting it. Ends up taking around four weeks until I can really start pushing it and sprinting slightly. During this time I have to sit and watch two ultimate tournaments which is the worst.

Then, for the first practice I can finally sprint on it without a wrap and feel almost 100% I run into someone at practice. That usually doesn’t hurt but somehow my fist gets caught between us, all the pressure hits my chest causing the cartilage connecting my sternum to my rib cage to rip. Incredibly painful and I’m told not to do anything for four to six weeks besides high doses of anti inflammatories and vicodin. This stops me from running for about three weeks but I can’t wait longer or I’ll go crazy as running keeps me sane. I run and my hamstring is all better due to all the (insert expletive) rest. So a month later the chest is getting better, I’m back to running, and besides some tenderness and problems throwing and catching I’m mending without any terrible pain.

So yesterday I’m running and jump over a concrete wall to get off a parking platform onto the grass, the drop is a bit more than I estimated and I turn to grab myself to lower myself down. Bad move as the wall is rounded, I can’t grip, and my hand grates against rough rough concrete. My main throwing finger for ultimate basically gets mangled and I run home holding a big piece of skin with blood draining out of my clinched hand along the street. Its not too bad but a huge chunk of my throwing finger is gone and I got very frustrated at practice today as I can’t throw anything without ripping more of it off. And sectionals is this weekend. ( Insert expletive sigh.)

So all that fraking sucks. Frak being a cuss word from Battlestar Galatica and totally family safe (for more info on FRAK click here).

Australia Visa And Future Plans…


I applied for a 1 year work holiday visa to Australia and got it about 7 days ago… My plan was to play Ultimate Frisbee in Melbourne while traveling throughout Asia while working on a new web project with Joel. But plans change…. About 3 days ago a business opportunity popped up that I’ve been wanting to do for the last years. So and we have decided to pursue that for it. So for now I’ll be staying in the USA and trying to decide on a location to move too, more details to come as everything gets locked down and the contract finished.

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No GMAT For Me For Now…


I decided to cancel the GMAT I scheduled for October and not pursue business school right now. I took the GMAT in Egypt but wasn’t happy with my score and would need to raise it to be admitted into a really good school. I decided I was pretty excited about some upcoming work projects we are doing and I’d be happier working on those for the next few years. Plus I won’t have to spend a lot of money on a MBA badge. It has a lot of pros and cons but for right now I’m going to put it on hold.

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The Kindle Is Revolutionary – My Review


Picture of Kindle I love to read and I feel the Kindle is one of the most amazing products of the last century. You have a device the size of one book that you can store your entire library on. And if that is not amazing enough you can buy books from anywhere in the world with an internet connection and save a few trees while you are doing so. Right now it costs $360 dollars but the books are all cheaper so you are slowly getting that money back as you buy books.

One of the hardest parts about being outside the United States is that books are incredibly expensive and is out of reach. The Kindle solves this problem as you can download books to an internet cafe computer and then transfer them to the Kindle. Plus my pack is that much lighter now that I only carry one book around. I had an ebook reader before this but the battery life was not great and the book selection wasn’t there. The amount of books Amazon has available for the Kindle is one of the most amazing parts and they have used their leverage to really push this format. Plus the books are cheaper as they are all digital. It makes sense as you are taking all the costs and risk out of the publishing system. If all book publishers had to do was to help find and develop good authors, or if all authors had to do was upload their book to Amazon and do marketing we are going to have some really amazing reading opportunities over the next decade.

I give the Kindle a 100% recommendation and I’ve already saved enough money on books to pay for the initial cost of the Kindle. There is a rumor a textbook version is coming which would be great for students!

Why This Blog Is


This is my first post on my personal blog, figured I would set this up for information on where I am in the world and what I’m doing. Not going to be super exciting but hopefully a few updates now and then.

This is bwb’s personal blog, so he can share his thoughts with the world, however scary or silly they might be. Plus family and friends can track what I am up to, and where I am in the world.

I am pretty simple. I love Mangos. I love the ocean (although mostly at sunset, as I’m a ginger). I love to travel, eat exotic food, do long bike rides, read, and use my imagination. At some point, I decided it was better to be a pirate captain than an admiral. I am a globalist and see the entire world as my responsibility and playground. And I am married to an amazing woman who makes life even more fun :)! And we are now the proud parents of Calico Jack :).