2018 – HERE WE COME!!
I cannot believe 2017 is almost in the books! The family is growing strong, with another blessing coming this February. Fatherhood has been an incredible journey thus far – cannot wait for the new addition. Happy to report that Alli, Reagan and our baby are doing great!
Unfortunately, injury has severely limited my participation in endurance running events this year, however, I had a wonderful time crewing for others, as well as directing another successful Three Rivers Marathon Swim! The faith is strong my fractured tibia will continue to heal, and hopefully be back on my feet again soon. I did sign up for my second lottery attempt for the Western States 100 in June 2018, as I definitely did not want to lose my ‘tickets’ for the annual drawing. Fingers crossed, as I would absolutely love to be a part of such a historic event.
Swimming has taken a front seat once again my life as I continue to heal. I am pondering a shot at the ‘Ice Mile’ here in the winter, as it has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Open water swimming a mile in water temperatures near freezing requires quite a bit of training, but I am confident I can pull it off. Our creek in the backyard will provide an excellent training ground for cold water acclimatization!!
My speaking business has been in full swing, with recent engagements in the western Pennsylvania community, as well as several financial conferences across the country. I have truly enjoyed working as a development coach to Penn State students, active military and a variety of others as they continue to achieve their life dreams.
NEVER GIVE UP ON WHAT YOU TRULY DESIRE!!
MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT!!
Endurance Athletics: Challenges
As we all move forward in our lives, let us pray for the opportunities to grow in strength and love. Not only for mental and physical strength to get through the day and whatever challenges we are up against, but also never forgetting to love the incredible journey we are all traveling, and being thankful for the OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE!
“Darren exudes a passion for life and enthusiasm for challenge that is undeniably inspiring. We were extremely fortunate to have him visit Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and share his strategies for overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. We are often told in our medical training that the road to becoming a physician is a series of marathons and it can appear daunting at times. The tools Darren shared for finding passion in the face of such challenge will not only serve our residents during their training, but continue to benefit them throughout their medical practice.”
– Rocco Addante, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center