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Stephen Bell
Stephen Bell was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic-progressive lung and pancreatic disease, when he was 3 months old with CF-related diabetes when he was 24 years old. Despite the chronic illnesses, Stephen is an avid runner and triathlete having completed 7 full marathons and 11 half-marathons since 2007. He also completed his first Olympic distance triathlon this past summer. He spends his days working as a VP, Account Supervisor at Havas Life Metro, a health care communications agency in New York City.

Twitter: LungsOnTheRunSB

Entries by Stephen Bell

Seeking a Bit of Normalcy

(6) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 12:30 PM

As a kid normalcy typically consists of going to school and playing sports. It consists of homework and tests; games and practice; running around and getting into trouble. It consists of making friends; of growing up and learning. It consists of graduating high school and going to college. Normalcy as...

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Be Aware, Make a Difference

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 4:17 PM

Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Deep breath in. Deep breath out.

For most it's an automatic, mindless action. An action that is required in order for us to live. Awake or asleep. Tired or full of energy. Standing up or sitting down. Deep breathe in. Deep breathe out....

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The Refusal of Progression

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 6:47 PM

Progress. A movement forward or toward a place. Progression. The process of developing over a period of time or a continuous and connected series of actions or events. Both words, progress and progression, are always associated with the positive. Synonymous with change and evolution, they are consistently used when we...

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A Good Showing Is Showing Up

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 1:05 PM

Race day. It's a day when all the training, all the hard-work and dedication, all the sacrifice comes to fruition. A day that is filled with anticipation, excitement and nerves. A day that is meticulously planned for. What time are you going to wake up? What does your pre-race meal...

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The Meaning of the Marathon

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 2:47 PM

The countdown has reached single digits. It's officially marathon week in New York City. The excitement, energy, and anticipation are building. TV commercials, newspaper ads, store fronts, signs on buses, lamp posts and billboards emphatically remind everyone that on Sunday the city will welcome some 45,000 athletes for the running...

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