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A leg to stand on…

»Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Unquestionably, the best thing about the extreme racing that I do is the extraordinary people I have met, and gone on to become close friends with. I may not see them as often as I’d like, but when I do it is in the most intensely bonding settings – and in between we have Facebook, etc, to stay in touch and trade energy and adventure stories. I have written in the past about oportunities to celebrate these friends’ incredible successes – quintuple Ironman, North Pole expeditions… And to support them through tough circumstances – family tragedies, major illnesses… And they are always the first to reach out to me with congratulations or concern about anything exceptional in my life. The rest of the time we are just...

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A serious post that really doesn’t matter

»Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

(WARNING – In spite of my ego-driven belief that I actually know things that could help you, and my inclusion of content from a leading astro-physicist, the most profound statement in this whole post comes from Bill Murray in “Meatballs”) Do you ever get yourself twisted up in your “problems”, knowing full well they are the result of abundance not lack? And actually have all the “answers” to which you could easily coach anyone else in your shoes? But don’t listen to any of them anyway? And then, just when you are almost all sorted, remember that it is all made up and that none of it matters beyond what we make matter? Yeah, me too! The past few weeks (even months), I have been grinding through doubts about my...

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STFU!

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Meeting Joe Desena very much changed my life. It was in March of 2011, and this is the post I wrote at that time – “My Weekend at Camp in Pittsfield, VT“. If you’ve ever pondered the difference between “trying” and “doing”, it is well worth the read. And it was the start of an incredible adventure for me, that has me redefining what is possible for myself again and again, to where I now know there really are no limits. Joe is the founder of Spartan Race, as well as the creator of The Death Race. He is a world-class endurance athlete, millionaire many times over in business, visionary, and fantastic father and husband. He is also now my good friend, as well as my boss (I am the International Quality Director for...

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When the carnival (occasionally) stops …

»Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Late Summer of 2009 I had an anxiety attack. I’d never had one before (or anything even close to it), so it caught me completely off guard. I was camping in the North, with my son and some of our friends, and woke in the night in my tent – absolutely pitch black – several hours by canoe from anywhere. It started out slowly, with my remembering a call I’d forgotten to make before embarking on the trip (and the client who would be rightly upset with me). I asked myself what other commitments I may not have followed through on… and the flood started. My wedding vows – having left my wife the year previous. My political career – having resigned my candidacy after a year of fruitless campaigning. My real estate business –...

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How do you like your trajectory?

»Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the truest, but most overused, cliches is that “it is not the destination, but the journey”. It has been expressed myriad ways by writers much more skilled than I, and exhaustively explored by countless bloggers even more syrupy and sanctimonious. But, this morning, I had a conversation with a friend, and he closed with a brilliant observation that I feel bears sharing. BACKGROUND… this past week I have been eagerly following two remarkable races. October 4th, many of my friends were participating in “Hunter Gatherer Survival Run” in Rocksprings, Texas. If you’ve been following this blog at all, you know that I have participated in some truly brutal races. When I read THIS RACE REPORT, though, I realized that Hunter...

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