The Limits of DIY

The Limits of DIY


Posted By on Apr 25, 2014

I’m an extremely DIY (do it yourself) kind of guy—almost to a fault. I like figuring stuff out, and learning to do things that I know absolutely nothing about. One of my most recent DIY projects has been “designing” and maintaining my various blogs and websites.   When I decided to start blogging and to market my business online, I decided to start a number of websites each covering a different topic, and each...

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Oriflamme 50k

Oriflamme 50k


Posted By on Apr 10, 2014

This weekend I crossed an important threshold in my life. For years I have been talking about running an ultra marathon, and this past weekend I finally crossed that 26.2 mile marathon barrier and completed my very first ultra marathon, the Oriflamme 50k in Anza Borrego state park.   Although this was only the first of three that I have planned for 2014, the first one felt like a huge personal accomplishment for me. Not only...

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Reframing Failure

Reframing Failure


Posted By on Mar 31, 2014

Distance running is an extremely mental sport. If you don’t believe me try an experiment right now. Pick a distance that is uncomfortable for you to run. Then go run that distance at an uncomfortable pace, and throw in some steep hills for good measure.   Your legs will most likely get sore and heavy. Your back might ache a little. Your feet may hurt. Your lungs may burn, and you may huff and puff a bit.   But I would...

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Dream Big!

Dream Big!


Posted By on Mar 20, 2014

I’ve been in a remarkable place lately. If you have been following my blog at all you have probably noticed that there is a recurring theme around struggle, and overcoming obstacles. It’s kind of funny to me, this blog was supposed to be about less complicated things like my love for trail running and my thoughts on training; but apparently deep down I had other plans in mind. Apparently the goals I set for myself were far...

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Eating an Elephant

Eating an Elephant


Posted By on Mar 13, 2014

There is an often cited quote originally attributed to General Creighton Abrams (you may have heard of the Abrams tank before, that tank is named after General Abrams) that goes: “When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.” This quote continues to be used both in the military and by motivational speakers to this day where the question “how do you eat an elephant?” is asked whenever one is stuck with a...

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