Our propensity for pleasure, peace, and comfort is always a recipe for division and limitation. The familiar route entices an active mind. As the body hums along the mind darts between thoughts and emotions; sometimes settling on one in particular for a prolonged period. As a runner, my focus is sometimes on distance or duration, […]
Heartland 100, October 2012.
Tired. Cold. Wet. Belt buckle in hand. Life in a day!
Traveling forces you to either figure it out, or succumb to your desires. You either maintain your philosophy or you become an experiment of consumption.
When you understand, it is always at once. When you don’t, it is always postponed. Day in and day out I pushed my body. I lifted, pressed, pushed, pulled, squatted, stepped, lunged, ran, pedaled, and stretched with a feverish desire to create the body I longed to inhabit. Yet, after these sessions what I placed […]
Nutrition: The Power of Intent — Life thrives on routine. Consistency comforts. Day seamlessly transitions to night. — Change requires thought. Is this good, or bad? Should I, shouldn’t I? — Thought requires energy. Decision produces conflict. Choice builds discipline. — Food is life. Nutrition is nourishment. Satiety is satisfaction. — Act with joy. Eat […]
Stagnancy –– Movement / Immobility –– Mobility / Lethargy –– Vibrancy Unfit –– Fit / Hardship –– Ease / Sadness –– Happiness Progression. To do less, but attain more. Arrival. There comes a moment, or period, in which life is dynamic. Time and energy are utilized in less physically intense ways. To succeed, one must […]
From Terry Orlick’s, “In Pursuit of Excellence” Always positive thoughts. Only positive thoughts help you do the things that you really want to do. So think to yourself, talk to yourself, and focus only in ways that will help you live and perform to your true capacity. Always positive images. Only positive images of the […]
The desire to live an elevated existence stirs within. Your path is traveled above the plain of the masses. You avoid the common conversations, and seek the truth; your personal truth. The information that enters forms the thoughts you have. Thus, you curate a circle of uncommon individuals who likewise, inhabit life above the plain. […]
The clearer we are about what we want and what may be our abiding passion, the easier it is to chart our own course. Search. Seek. Experience. Desire. You want x, therefore you do y. With fitness, what follows is often a prescription. You’ve been trained to think the formulaic answer is the way. A […]
I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Deep mental, systemic fatigue gripped me. My physical body seemed ready, though readiness is often an assumption proved false shortly after setting out. Stomach issues. What’s the cause? Nutrition? Water quality? Stress? A combination? I’m going to chalk it up to too much sugar, carbs, etc. This has happened […]