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A Skyward Journey

Focus. Tune in. Tune out. Intention. Know the objective, disregard all else. Trust. You are always in the right place at the right time. Simplicity. It’s enough. Completion. Set the target. Get there. Presence. This is what you want, this is what you get. Persist > Resist. Life wants you to assume the role, and […]

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On Reflection, Time, and Decisions

I have made myself what I am. -Tecumseh, Shawnee 1768-1813 Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not let others make your path for you. It is your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. Accept yourself and your actions. Own your thoughts. Speak up […]

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Nuts and Bolts of Fitness Coaching

Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident.

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Smart Training = Avoiding Fatigue

Have you ever experienced the feeling of decreased self-control, or willpower due to simply being tired? I know I have. Finishing a long run, depleted, I’m susceptible to cravings and impulses I simply do not normally have. Sweets, carbs, bread, beer, etc. Following the “positive” comes a negative. What do you think this is telling […]

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The Perfect Trap

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, […]

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Mornings

Protect your mornings. As the first few minutes pass and you begin to awaken, turn your attention to your favorite form of movement. Move the body to prime the mind for what is about to occur, and what may lie ahead throughout the day. This time is precious. Do not put off what can be […]

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NUTRITION & FITNESS ON THE GO – planning your healthy travel

This is a deep and complex topic that can be condensed into a few takeaway bullet points. Keep it super simple. Foods For Flight: Carbs: Sweet Potato. Bake it the night before and wrap it in foil. Veggies: Pack a salad, or sliced carrots, celery, and peppers. Fats: Nuts. Protein: Sliced turkey or smoked fish, […]

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Endurance Runner: The Process of Becoming, Pt. 1

Do the least amount necessary, not the most amount possible. -Origin Unknown In 2012 I made the conscious decision to participate and compete in ultramarathon running. My running background (circa 2008) was minimal at best, but had begun to evolve and grow into a daily, obsessive passion. Living in a high desert climate, at the […]

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A Cloud of Fatigue

Wednesday, mid-week, hump day, recovery day, etc. When analyzed from a work, business, or training perspective it’s easy to see why this day can be a tough one to make productive. As a runner, it’s like that 4th of 8 hill sprints. Already feeling the effects of the previous 3, and knowing you’ve got just […]

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Pursuing Peak Performance

Points of failure in all instances define the limits of systemic function. Right Practice must seek to extend those limits through the pursuit of failure… Outside the formal practice, physical training involves the pursuit of success. Within the formal practice, physical training involves the pursuit of failure. Michael Livingston, “Mental Discipline“ When we train, we […]