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All the Self-Help Books

2019-07-14T13:20:17+00:00May 8th, 2019|

Nineteen of the 51 books I read in 2018 could be considered self-help or personal development. Some teeter on the edge of memoir rather than self-help. And so far in 2019, eight of my nineteen books could be considered self-help or personal development. That’s about 40% of the books I’ve read since the beginning of [...]

Me vs. The Red Poker Chip

2019-07-14T13:20:49+00:00May 1st, 2019|

The first time I competed in a swim meet, I was six. I made it to the end of the pool where a timer placed a red plastic poker chip in my hand. I hadn’t expected to get anything for finishing, so I was happy! And curious. What did this poker chip mean? Someone guided [...]

Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

2019-07-14T13:21:57+00:00April 25th, 2019|

Our past experiences do a good job of creating a comfort zone. In this comfort zone, we know what to expect. There are no risks to take, no challenges to face, and no mistakes to make. Eventually, we might find ourselves in a situation that makes us want to leave that comfortable place. We read [...]

Mountain Corgi

2019-07-14T13:22:41+00:00April 5th, 2019|

Recognize the size of the mountain you’re climbing; screw what everyone else thinks. Orion became a member of the trail running community when he was a puppy. Just a few weeks after we brought him home, Paul put on his first Off Road Pursuits event. On race day, we weren’t ready to leave a six-month-old [...]

Ironman Lessons for Life

2019-07-14T13:23:57+00:00April 3rd, 2019|

When you commit to training for a long distance event, like an Ironman, you find a way to keep going. When you’re tired, you keep going. When you’re bored, you keep going. When you don’t want to keep going, you keep going. Training even when you don’t want to creates more than a consistent workout [...]

It Starts With One Step

2019-07-14T13:25:12+00:00March 23rd, 2019|

It starts with one step. Then, more steps. More movement, more change. More change, more effort. More effort, more focus. More focus, more distraction. More distraction, more questions. More questions, then doubt. You stop. Quit? No, stay. Stay quiet. And breathe. Now. This is your chance. You prepare. You are ready. Ready to take a [...]