Life as an ADHD Athlete

We've heard it all before and in my many exchanges with parents and their child or teenage athletes, the common misnomer is that sports is the cure all for ADHD as well as its associated symptoms that include OCD and Tourette's among many others. In my post today, i'll be speaking liberally about why some of these articles online while helpful may be misleading as well. From my own experience and coming up with inventive methods to deal with my own ADHD and Tourette's, I can tell you that there is no one solution fits all.

ON Cloudrush - Race performance on a daily basis

ON Cloudrush - Race performance on a daily basis

So its been a while since my last review and its been due to a very hectic race and training schedule as well as a couple of new initiatives that I've recently launched. But having found some new stability now, I figured with the amount of mileage that's been placed into a new pair of shoes that a review would be in order. So here goes.

Top 5 activities to cope with ADHD

As part of my movement to raise awareness for ADHD, Tourette's and Autism, we will be uncovering how individuals with any or the combination of the above can cope better with selected activities as well as tell their stories in many new ways. Hopefully, this will give all of us a deeper insight to the lives of these unique individuals.

IM Tourettes

IM Tourettes

Blogging this from lovely Switzerland where I just completed IM #2 and what a race it turned out to be. For many reasons, this race was always going to be special, for starters, it was going to be the first IM that my wife would be present, having missed out IMWA due to work commitments. Second, I knew the week was particularly going to be a long one with my Tourette's in full flow and the facial twitches at an all time high. Didn't help no matter how much I rested, they just persisted.

I lost the weight and still hated myself

If you read the title of this post, you must thinking that Darren has really lost his mind. How could anyone be unhappy after going through such a massive transformation? After all, it wasn't just the weight loss but also in becoming an Ironman All World Athlete that i've been told, is some achievement. 

Anger is the new black

Anger is the new black

I believe that the world has a great energy, a tremendous ebb to it and in all things natural, will find a way to balance itself by transferring one source of energy to another until all things are equal. Remove something from the ecosystem and the world will find a way to replace what is lost. Accumulate too much of something and eventually it will leave us to other hands. This, to me, is the natural ebb and flow of life and the energies behind it.