You know that saying how we're "creatures of habit." Yeah, there's a reason why that's a thing. We run on routines and habits. I run on routines and habits. When my routines and habits went missing like a shelf-full of toilet paper, I went to work [...]
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A lot has changed in the past month. I haven’t stepped foot in my office or on a pool deck the past few weeks. And those two things have changed my daily routine quite a bit. I’m grateful that I have a job where I’m able [...]
a look back When I was a kid, I devoured books. Even after my mom told me to put some back, I’d leave the library with a tower of books. Getting in the car meant quality reading time - even if we were just making a [...]
triathlon transitions There are two transitions in a triathlon: swim to bike and bike to run. I’ve had enough experience with triathlons to know what to expect in each of these transitions. And I don’t expect it to be comfortable. Swim to Bike: stubborn wetsuit, numb [...]
2020 summary total books audiobooks authors dnfs reading list by month january 1. Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens) I was ready for some fiction, and I picked up Where the Crawdads Sing out of curiosity. After seeing it [...]
A swim workout can look like an algebraic equation where you need to solve for x. 5 x 100 negative split on 1:30 And the parts of that equation that happen to be in English might be words you're not familiar with. Negative split? Below is [...]
I was that kid who couldn't wait to get a new planner at the beginning of the school year. I don't even know if that's a thing anymore - is it all digital now? Are paper planners obsolete? Don't tell me if they are. But seriously, [...]
A lot of beautiful writing, inspirational quotes, and creative projects end up on Instagram. And it was one of these inspiring posts that caught my eye a few years ago and introduced me to the 100 day project. In 2018, I decided to participate. For 100 [...]
When I first heard the title of this book, The Passion Paradox (by Brad Stuhlberg and Steve Magness), I assumed it wasn’t going to be for me. But I still wanted to give it a chance, and found some great stuff on avoiding burnout, dealing with [...]