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Freespace: a Necessity in a World Defined by Parameters

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 […]

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Hardship

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 […]

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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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Presence + Focus = Awareness

Presence + Focus = Awareness Work through it. If I am able to conceive of it, or another is capable of doing it, it can be completed. I feel it is equally important to repeat the act/challenge. To do once does not equate to skill or competence. Many have completed immense tasks through sheer will […]

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On Reflection…

You tell me that I make no difference… at least I’m fucking trying… what the fuck have you done? It’s in my eyes… and it doesn’t look that way to me in my eyes. –– Minor Threat I move to connect. Life is engagement with environment. Choice. Do not expect an outcome. No expectation, no […]

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Define, Decide, Do

Your life gives you a finite amount of time, energy, and focus. Define what gives you the most value and spend your time on that. Do it. The rest is simply details. —+— Balance. Keeping it all in check. Working enough to be proficient, but not an excessive amount to be a specialist. I’ve always […]

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Stay the Course…

We grow when challenged. Now, more than ever, it is easy to avoid uncomfortable situations. Social, physical, mental, environmental… they can all become non-existent in our lives. Days turn into weeks turn into months turn into years, they hurry by you. Recognizing a challenge and engaging whole-heartedly without fear of failure, or expectation of success is […]

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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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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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Evolve

Sometimes, head down, into the unknown, is the only way to go. Changing course can be a stressful event. Exchanging comfort and control for the unknown is often too much for one to handle. From personal experience, I can attest to this. Recognizing, though, that time moves quickly, and making transitions requires taking action, I’ve become […]