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Matt wearing his orange belt as a headband

Great IEP Update

This past Monday, my wife and I attended an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting with several of our son’s teachers, school psychologist and therapists. To say it went well would be an understatement. It was incredible! And we walked away with some very good, and certainly encouraging, news. Since being diagnosed with autism prior to…

Son two on the Spartan podium

Pre-Laughlin Spartan Thoughts

Seems as if it has become somewhat customary to jot down a few pre-race thoughts with an upcoming OCR (obstacle course race). This is not a rah-rah, beat-my-chest, let’s-kick-some-ass type post. Just some random thoughts going into Sunday’s Spartan Sprint. To date I have completed, I believe, nine Spartan Races. It is a bit weird…

Barzan obstacle

Rugged Manic, 2019

From top to bottom, Rugged Maniac is easily one of the best obstacle course race (OCR) series out there. From the obstacles and volunteering to prices and the community – I love Rugged Maniac and look forward to each time they come to the area. I would also say that their finisher shirts are among…

Taekwondo practice

A long overdue update

Almost four months ago, I last wrote about Matt and his autism and his progress and school. At the time there was 15 days remaining in fifth grade and I could not wait to see his final report card. His first full year of complete immersion into a mainstream classroom was coming to an end…