Change is Permanent

June 2013: I decided to hit the town with the guys with nothing in mind but having some drinks and enjoying the time spent with my closest friends. That night I met a girl named Christina. June 2014: The girl that I met a year ago is now my girlfriend. I’m so crazy about her […]

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The Benefit of Being Below Average

Dunking on your 10-year-old. Going to community college after getting a 1600 on the SATs. Playing Madden on Rookie. Sure, you’ll dominate the competition, but what good does it do? Being head and shoulders above your peers in either intelligence or physical prowess feels good. We all have egos that need petting. But it doesn’t help […]

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13.1: Strides for my Students

I figured I could do it. I played sports growing up. I’m still somewhat athletic. But 13.1 miles is a different kind of animal. Late last summer, in somewhat of a eureka moment, I had an idea. After diving into my own personal development, learning a lot, and specifically reading the book Mindset by Carol Dweck, […]

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Fall in Love With the Friction

Easy Street or Hard Times Highway; which one do you choose? Without question, most of us would want the low-stress vibes that Easy Street has to offer. “No worries, no problems, and no work to get done? Where do I sign?” The problem with this is with our fear of problems themselves. We fear the […]

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Choose Your Hard

Eating healthy and exercising more is hard. So is being overweight, not fitting in your clothes, and being ashamed of the person you see in the mirror. Choose your hard. Being vulnerable and honest with a person to the point that they know and love you despite your flaws is hard. So is being alone, […]

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It’s All Downhill From There

Your legs are on fire. Your breath is short. You’re dripping sweat. Whether biking, running, or walking, we’ve all felt the gravitational pull and the cardiovascular strain of doing anything uphill. It’s hard work. It’s strenuous. It sucks. Eventually, though, the incline subsides and you can take a deep breath. For a brief moment, you’re […]

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Finding Perspective In My Frustration

My wife, Christina, and I were heading back from an amazing weekend getaway. We rented this great little cottage through Airbnb that was minutes from a quaint little town filled with good wine and good food. We were making our way home, feeling recharged and happy that we got away for a few days when I […]

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Break the Habit of Love

Your alarm goes off and you begrudgingly arise out of your warm bed and let your feet hit the cold floor. You brush your teeth. You take a shower. You make some coffee, pour some coffee, and have the same breakfast day in and day out. You hop in the car and tune into the […]

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