Browsing All posts tagged under »Motivation«

Experience Life

April 25, 2016

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Oftentimes we get caught up in what we believe is truth, without ever fully comprehending it.  We prevent ourselves from experiencing exciting new things out of fear.  We do this because of perception.  We forget that it’s all conjecture and sometimes, unfortunately, we avoid the experience altogether.  I did that with running, until I ran […]

Overcoming Obstacles

August 16, 2013

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Overcoming obstacles can be difficult, especially when they seem out of your control.  But, I have come to realize that if you fight with every fiber of your being and never lose hope it’s possible to overcome anything.  Over a year ago I tore a muscle in my back.  I wondered if I would ever […]

Setting Goals

March 14, 2013

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One of the most important things in life is setting goals, because they allow you to develop a framework of expectations that can realistically be obtained.  They are a map to a destination, with a set of checkpoints along the way.  They not only signal our departure, but also our arrival, and without them we […]

Working Out Is A Privilege

November 29, 2012

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In the months following my initial back injury I have encountered a series of setbacks.  I have taken one step forward (more than once) only to take two giant leaps back.  I have seen my progress crumble and my patience tested, yet I continue to remain committed to getting healthy again.  There are times when […]

We’re All Breakable

May 23, 2012

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Have you, at some point in your life, felt as though things were not going exactly as planned?  Have you ever experienced a time when your world was shattered into a million unidentifiable pieces?  Have you ever dropped to your knees in prayer and begged for direction, strength and motivation, but felt as though your […]

Get Busy Running or Get Busy Standing

May 7, 2012

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One of the most memorable movie lines of all time, at least to me, is from The Shawshank Redemption when Andy says to Red, “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really.  Get busy living or get busy dying.”  I remember when I first heard it I thought, “Wow, that really is a […]

In A World of Walkers, I’m A Runner

March 7, 2012

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Last Sunday my wife and I took a stroll in the park.  For the first time in months we walked upon the concrete paths that have been associated with our training runs for so long.  We saw the trees swaying softly to the tune of the wind, as children’s laughter filled the air.  We heard […]