I would like to think this blog will be for motivational purposes beyond myself. It is possible that someone will find this information helpful in their decision to receive a BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) or to begin their own journey toward completing an Ironman. I find myself in a strange space between being able to train, race, and complete as a normal triathlete (albeit with lots of discomfort and hip pain) vs my peers who overcome so much more. In light of this hip issue I try to keep things in perspective and acknowledge those that suffer from diseases that will take them to the brink of existence. I am blessed to not have come back from the doctor’s with the big “C” so in terms of issues I might have to face mine are certainly different than the issues that others will or are facing.