- Still reflecting on @gravel_worlds from this past weekend. 150miles of primo gravel in Lincoln NE with 10,000ft of climbing. It was hard but I went for it and utimately paid the price in the last hour when I cracked, really cracked. Crawled to the finish just over 9hrs after starting.....but yes it was fun! . . . . . #gravelworlds #gravelride #IFB #parvillacycles #cycling #vandessel #lincoln
- Perfect day out on the trails yesterday on the @alchemybicycles at #schaefferfarms . . . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #MTB #xterratriathlon #mtbracing #marathonmtb
- Kind of a rough day at 6hrs at Woodstock. First 3.5 hrs were fine (even with a 10min stop for horses on the trail) and then stomach shut down. Probably related to stomach bug earlier in the week. Decided not to head out for another lap. Great trails though and a good race from Joe's Bike Shop as always. 📸: @dchammerette . . . . #6HAW #parvillacycles #mtbracing #mtbmarathon #IFB #patapsco #mtb
- First race week of #2020....@ripitevents Little Patuxent River Run Trail Half Marathon on Sunday. Let's see how the early season training has progessed! . . #ripitevents #salmingrunning #trailrunning #IFB #halfmarathon
Saturday, February 21, 2009
As some of you may know I was born with a cleft lip and plate and fortunately I was able to receive the medical treatment that many children in "developing" countries never receive. Back in 2006 as part of my first Ironman we raised over $3,000 for the Smile Train charity, which provides free surgeries to children with cleft lip and palates. It is certainly a cause very close to the hearts of my family.
As such, make sure you get to watch the Oscars tomorrow as Smile Pinki has been nominated for best short documentary. It is a story about two young girls in India who were born with clefts and in particular about Pinki who was able to receive the surgery courtesy of the Smile Train. You can watch the trailer here
If you feel as though you would like to help children in a similar situation to Pinki or would just like to know more about clefts or The Smile Train, please visit their website.