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14 May 2019
I turned 45!
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๐Ÿšƒโ˜•๏ธ Ticket to Ride + Pu erh session ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿž Grain-free avocado toast lunch ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ 10K run โšพ๏ธ Watched Chris Sale throw 17Ks ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฐ Awesome dinner + grain-free chocolate torte birthday cake ๐Ÿ“Œ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Played some pinball ๐Ÿ’ฏ Turning 45 was not so bad!

9 May 2019
Happy Bike to Work Day
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Happy Bike to Work Day from sunny … er, rainy Santa Cruz!

7 May 2019
My May Reads
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May reading list is set! Currently, an advance of A Hero Born by Jin Yong and Best. Movie. Year. Ever. by @BrianRaftery. Then diving into @tcboyle, Richard Powers, Ted Chiang + Breach by @eliotpeper release on my birthday!

4 May 2019
Inspiring Episode III
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One more for #StarWarsDay2019: Battleship Potemkin -> Throne of Blood -> The Godfather -> Episode III: Revenge of the Sith #MayTheFourthBeWithYou

Inspiring Episode II
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In honor of #StarWarsDay2019 I updated my post on the films that inspired Star Wars. Check out. The Third Man -> The Searchers (with caveat) -> Lawrence of Arabia -> Episode II: Attack of the Clones

2 May 2019
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Floating in a dreamlike state right now. Colonoscopy results 1yr after 16th surgery,

๐Ÿ’ฏ No active disease

๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŽ‰ No inflammation

๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช SES-CD score: 0

๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜Ž “Deep remission”

#beatCrohns #autoimmuneathlete #ketosis #mitochondriac

1 May 2019
One Year Later
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I have a scope tomorrow 1yr since my 16th surgery and Crohn’s declared “in remission”. Lots of emotions, but I’ve had an exceptional year:

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธBiked from SF to LA

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ Competed in 2 Tris

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Ran a 10K race

๐Ÿงฎ Became an ed-tech co-founder

๐Ÿ‘ง Teenage daughter came to live with us

30 April 2019
How I Ran a Sub-3-Hour Marathon from HVMN
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Being an effective co-founder + athlete seems like a puzzle whose pieces weren’t made to go together (I want them to!)โ€”Michael Brandt @bdm_tastemakers, co-founder of HVMN talks about his training for Boston and reflects on the support of his colleagues.

29 April 2019
Ted Chiang in the NY Times
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If you picked up an actual paper @nytimes this Sunday, you got a gem of an illustrated short science fiction storyโ€”BETTER VERSIONS OF YOUโ€”by the venerable Ted Chiang.

28 April 2019
You Really Can Do Anything
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One thing I discovered in my Crohn’s -> triathlete journey is, deciding to do something is often the defining factor of accomplishment. This woman with a prosthetic leg ran a 140mi through the desert.

About Joshua

Joshua has spent the better part of twenty years helping founders get from idea to launch and from launch to thriving company. He was the president of an e-commerce platform and helped start an eco-friendly plastic company whose materials are used today across the yoga and shoe industry. In 2012, Joshua was sent on a different kind of journeyโ€”a health crisis that had him fighting for his life. With the standard of care not working, he dove deep into researching genetics, the microbiome, mitochondrial health, fasting and ketosis. In 2018 Joshua succeed in hacking his autoimmune disease and emerged an athlete, riding over 2000 miles on a single speed bike and competing in two triathlons.