Stretch Goals: Reckless or Right-On?

As many of you know, I’ve been training for my first full marathon, and the culmination of my efforts happened this past weekend. As insanely rewarding as it was to finally toe the finish line, one of the most gratifying things for me has been the actual process. As I’ve worked my way toward the […]

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It’s Not How You Start, But How You Finish

On our journey to a goal, there are bound to be rough patches. There are starts and stops and sputters. Sometimes we just get off on the wrong foot with regard to a project or undertaking. That’s OK. What’s important is not how you start, but how you finish. Nobody ever remembers the runner who […]

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Taking Criticism (Even Learning From It) With Dignity, Grace

Not all criticism is created equal, but our responses to criticism, whether warranted or not, or whether from a respected mentor or archrival, should be uniform. And by uniform, our reaction should remain professional at all times. The feedback may be personal, but don’t take it personally. I know, easier said than done. I’m the […]

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Don’t be afraid of rigor. Seek it out.

How do you get lean? How do you build muscle? You push your body. You do resistance training. You don’t get fit without a little sweat, a little discomfort. There is no easy route to getting ripped, finishing races, or winning games. You’re not going to get there by walking on a treadmill with a […]

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Getting What You Want; Discipline, Resilience Required

The path to getting what you most want in life may be littered with the items and activities that you like the least. Say what??? Think about it: You know you want to be fit – to look better, to feel better. But you won’t reach that goal without proper nutrition and putting in hours […]

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