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Once You Don’t Quit One Thing, You Have To Wonder Why You Previously Quit Everything Else

I think about this with running a lot, because I’ve run into every injury, delay, and setback a runner can and I never felt like saying fuck it I’m done. Which, typically, I do with everything. And there’s two reasons

Posted in Depression & Suicide, fitness, Songwriting

Resilience Over Endurance

The marathon was, surprisingly to me even as I lived it, not a feat of endurance but of resilience. As I’ve written and said a bunch of times already I was ready to quit, I did quit. I hurt so

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Assume There’s A Solution

I’m taking the rest of the week off running. Two sessions in a row my shins hurt so bad I was wincing, cringing, my heart rate was higher than normal, I was sweating more than normal because I was in

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Baby Steps & Optimism

One quirk of my life being a health guy is people like to tell me when they’ve done something good. At work all the time if someone opts for a salad they’re like, hey, check it out, I opted for

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What I’m Doing With My Lists Right Now

I’m list guy, love lists. So much of what I loved about music, and songwriting, and being in bands – was making lists. It’s the new year and everybody making ambitious, world conquering to-do lists and that’s great. And if

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Athletes, Alcoholics, and Self-Punishment

Watching Crossfit I heard athletes talk about how, when they had a bad event, a bad race or lift or whatever, they had to put it behind them. We’v all heard this a million times. Athletes just gotta dust themselves

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New Year, New Morning

For you, not for me, my morning’s are already pretty strong. I just started reading Own The Day by Aubrey Marcus and his optimal morning is what I was already doing. His foremost piece of advice is Water, Light, Movement.

Posted in Depression & Suicide, fitness, Pragmatism