practice staying in the moment (with books)


I've found that no matter what I'm doing, my "go go go'' personality tends to show up and hurry me to imaginary finish lines. I'll start a workout and immediately think about what I'll do once it's over. I'll start cooking a recipe and want to [...]

practice staying in the moment (with books)2021-05-13T15:37:20+00:00

year in review: 2020 training


This year, I did some reflecting on both my reading and training habits. Before I looked back over my 2020 reading list, I knew that I'd kept up a fairly steady reading rhythm and had read consistently for most of the year. I wasn't as enthusiastic [...]

year in review: 2020 training2021-05-13T16:02:42+00:00

year in review: 2020 reading list


After looking back through my 2020 Reading List, and I noticed a few things. It was a bit of a slow start, but once March (and the pandemic hit), I pretty much averaged four or more books each month. I ended up with fewer books than [...]

year in review: 2020 reading list2021-05-13T16:07:26+00:00

tackling bad habits (knowledge isn’t action)


On a recent run, I was listening to the Staying In podcast with Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. Emily, an ex-therapist, said something (related to tackling bad habits) that made me stop in the middle of the trail: “Insight doesn’t equal behavior change.” It made [...]

tackling bad habits (knowledge isn’t action)2021-05-13T16:18:30+00:00

creating a stay-at-home daily routine


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 [...]

creating a stay-at-home daily routine2021-05-13T16:49:59+00:00

finding a purpose – why do you run?


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 [...]

finding a purpose – why do you run?2021-05-13T17:04:01+00:00

looking back: one reader’s journey


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 [...]

looking back: one reader’s journey2021-05-13T17:15:00+00:00

growth is a series of transitions


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 [...]

growth is a series of transitions2021-05-13T17:24:11+00:00

how to eliminate “fake” work


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, [...]

how to eliminate “fake” work2021-05-14T15:21:38+00:00
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