Run for Bauman

My wife Amanda and I spent the weekend in the Boston area. Our non-profit, Wiggle Your Toes, was selected to be the recipient of funds raised in a 2.62 mile run held in Chelmsford, MA. Chelmsford is the hometown of Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the marathon bombings who lost both of his legs above the…

18,899 Steps

It has been a good week. I have been in Mexico with my family and am now at 38,000 feet heading home. I just opened my computer, which I have been neglecting for the past several days, to see a reminder – Ottobock / Blog Due, from a few days ago. I guess I took…

A Balancing Act

When I think about my life pre and post limb loss, I see the same life, but from two different views. Pre limb loss, I was crazy busy all the time, taking on so much that I couldn’t even handle it all. I didn’t take care of myself nearly the way I should have. In…

Bucket List

A couple of months ago I mentioned that I was being fit for a new set of prosthetic legs, the X3 microprocessor knee by Ottobock. I had done the diligence checking out all of the available knees that were available – and opted for the X3. A big part of my decision was based on…

How My Life and Career Path Changed

Prior to my injuries in 2007 I was working as a Regional Manager of an information technology and engineering consulting group. My role was to oversee the sales, recruiting, administrative and payroll functionality of this fast paced full service firm in downtown Minneapolis.  The organization fulfilled project requirements of our clients by lining up our…

Visiting the Boston Marathon Victims

In my first blog I mentioned that I was part of an organization called Wiggle Your Toes. Wiggle is an organization that assists individuals who have suffered limb loss in their recovery and rehab efforts through planning, consultations and referrals. When the bombings at the Boston Marathon caused many individuals to lose limbs, Wiggle was…