Pink Elephants on the Beach

Pink Elephants on the Beach

Five Days of Cold, Wet, Grueling Training on Less Than Four Hours’ Sleep Hell Week nights are definitely the most memorable part of the week, at least they were for me – and they were certainly the most challenging. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I suspect...
Never Stop Until You Succeed

Never Stop Until You Succeed

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and...
The Methacholine Challenge

The Methacholine Challenge

I thought I knew what drowning felt like. I had squirmed my way through drown-proofing, acting more like a worm than a dolphin in the water and inhaling more than my share of water over the three-week training session. I had nearly passed out completing the 50-meter...