Author Archives: Ivan Castro

Merry Go Round Finishes and the Boston Marathon

I have run the Boston Marathon 6 times. Each time…a very special memory:  the rolling hills of the route and the 20-mile gut check at Heartbreak Hill forever etched in the memory of my “soles”. Each year… an honor to … Read More

The Journey You Choose

Throughout my life I have challenged myself and sought adventure.  This has been especially true since being blinded. In 2018, I decided my big adventure that year would be to walk the El Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage across Spain ending at … Read More

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What I Miss Today

Being Blind is hard, I hate it. I hate the continual visual darkness. There I said it. Not something you would expect from a motivational speaker…. but I find that a dose of honesty is always a good place to … Read More

Invictus Games

ln 2014, 2015, 2016, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to compete in the Invictus Games championed by a man with much better vision than mine, Prince Harry.  And with the generous support of the Royal Foundation’s Endeavor Fund these … Read More

Running with the Bulls

In 2018, I had just completed a 500 Mile trek across Spain, known as the El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.  I was fortunate enough to have been joined at the end by some of my closest and dearest friends.   As … Read More

South Pole

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Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller

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