This post has been almost 3 weeks in the making, and you’d think I would have all kinds of great things to share about my running. But the truth is it’s been some hard few weeks and I have had to look at running as a metaphor for life, there are going to be good … Continue reading We have to accept the good and the bad
We all know how it goes; in order to get something you have to give something in return or give up something for that matter. It’s the way we keep order and balance in our world both individually and holistically. Think about New Year’s resolutions as an example; most people want to lose weight but … Continue reading What are you willing to give up to reach your goals?
Success means something different to each individual. It is personal and the value placed on it is immeasurable to each and every one of us. Don’t let the world distract you from reaching your goals. Stay focused and true to your convictions, because in the end only you will know the worth of it all. … Continue reading Those who are faithful to their dreams are destined to reach them…
It took me a while to figure that one out, but it finally sunk in 4 years ago while running the Blue Ridge Relay. I honestly have never been big into team sports and when I discovered running, the individual nature of the sport was the biggest allure for me. I felt responsible for my … Continue reading Running is a team sport…
It’s hard not to stop and think about my friends and family that live in Texas. This has been a difficult week for all of them and the road ahead is as uncertain as the path of the storm. Having lived through several hurricanes myself I’m reminded of the loss these natural disasters leave in … Continue reading Make every day count
What keeps you going? What drives you to become the best at what you are passionate about? When I started my running journey I never imagined that I would end up being an inspiration to others. But, as it would, going through a very noticeable physical transformation has made me one. Putting things into perspective … Continue reading Inspiring others is the greatest motivator
Let’s face it; there is no “one size fits all” recipe for success. Each journey is as unique as the person traveling it and the challenges you face will also be unique. The secret sauce is in how we take on each challenge, how we adapt to the situation and how we allow for any … Continue reading Overcoming setbacks, frustration and borderline depression…
I often ask myself this same question… When I first started running the goal was to live a healthy lifestyle, to find a path forward that would allow for a more meaningful and fuller life. Over time, running has become my escape, my way of disconnecting from the world and living in the moment. Ironically, … Continue reading What are you running away from?
Let’s be real for a moment, often times we fail because we give up at the slightest hint of defeat. And most of the times we just lack the motivation to overcome what we perceive to be in the way of our success. It’s like little gremlins waiting on the sidelines ready to mess up … Continue reading Finding motivation amidst excuses and distractions
Full disclosure, the term “smart” goal is not one I came up with; there is an entire field of study that dives deep into the effectiveness of having “SMART” goals. But nowhere in the definition does it state that SMART goals are easy #BQorBust. For a goal to be smart it should be; Specific (simple, … Continue reading Smart goals are not always easy