6 tips to become “A Runner”

So you want to start running but don’t know where to start… I was “hanging out” with some of my online friends (because yeah, that’s how cool I am…) and someone asked how to get started running. After some discussion and my advice they seemed pretty disappointed. Isn’t that going to take a long time? […]

Halloween Hangover…

So you had a bad day… UGH! I can already feel the roughness of the Holidays upon me… It starts with Halloween Candy, moves to a huge Thanksgiving feast and then to Christmas Dinner. The overeating, the chocolate, the endless amounts of sweets. I am not looking forward to the next two months. This is […]

Yeah, I get high…

Have you ever been addicted? Ever had something you think about 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you’re so focused on it you’d be willing to give up money, time, and you’ll do anything to get your next fix? And when you get your fix it’s never enough?? Welcome to my world. […]

Going Through the Motions…

I wasn’t thrilled about waking up at 3am today… I was tired from the weekend, my body is exhausted, sore and Crossfit was the last the thing I wanted to do today… But, I woke my tail up, got some coffee, got dressed and went to work on myself… Let’s just say it wasn’t my […]

I am a Runner…

3 years ago this weekend I crossed the line of my first half marathon. For some it’s a huge accomplishment. For others it’s a training run. And for most people its “impossible”…. It’s not too often that I want to look at certain things from my past, but the other day a friend of mine […]

“Got 30 Seconds?!”

When you think it’s impossible, remember “I’m possible”! Imagine you’re in the most pain you’ve ever been in. Your body is completely busted and broke. Your mind has been working to avoid pitfalls, fatigue, and pain. You haven’t eaten as much as you should in the past 24 hours. You are dehydrated and thirsty but […]

I hope you fail…

WHAT?! Why would I want you to fail?! “Persistence is the missing component to success.” No I’m not ruthless. No I don’t get a guilty pleasure out of the pain of others. No I don’t like to see the disappointment of others when they don’t reach their goals. No I don’t want to be better […]

Running in the Dark

With Fall in full swing, I spend most of my time running in the dark. It’ll be this way until mid to late April or even May depending on my schedule. Being a dad, a spouse of a grad student (who also works full time), having a full time job, working to start my own […]

It’s Cold… So WAKE UP AND RUN!!!

So. It’s here… My 9 months of winter running has showed up early and now that 3AM alarm looks even worse to me… 32 degrees (Fahrenheit) wasn’t the funnest and definitely not when it’s the first week of September! Someone asked me how I stay motivated to keep getting up early and running in the […]

Daddy! Did you sell a car today?

Daddy! Did you sell a car today? Talk about accountability! This is the first question my boys ask when I get home from work. What’s the worst answer I can give them? No… Why? Because their next question is “why’d you go to work then?”. What if you asked yourself the same question about your […]