Tag Archives: Observations

3 Peaks Challenge: Day 2 – Mt. Washington, NH

This is part two in my recounting of my recent participation in a charity mountain climbing event called the Three Peaks Challenge where a group of us climbed the three tallest peaks in the Northeast US in three consecutive days.  Not only was this a physical challenge due to the …

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3 Peaks Challenge: Day 1 – Mt. Mansfield, VT

For those who aren’t aware, I recently participated in a charity mountain climbing event called the The Conservation Fund, with the total currently around $15,000.  Donations are still open if you’re interested in supporting this great charity.  We felt the charity and the event were well aligned, and that became …

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Mind Over Miles

This post is long – very long, actually.  It’s the longest I’ve written. But that’s appropriate given the content and the message.  I hope you’ll read the entire post, and really take the message in as I think it can help.  I posted the essence to a running group I’m …

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Open Letter to Runner’s World on Carbs

Dear Runner’s World,                 I love you. Seriously. Your magazine is fantastic. It has this amazing energy to it that I feel really helps keep me thinking about running, loving running, and helping others with their entry into and sustained practice of running. …

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Q: Isn’t It Good to be Pessimistic?

Q: I see all this happiness stuff you’re talking about, but isn’t pessimism ultimately better so you’re never surprised or let down? A: Not exactly.  Don’t confuse pessimism for preparedness or scenario planning. I’m part of the global operations leadership team at my company.  We have several all-day meetings a year, and …

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Ice is Good, More is Better, Too Much is Horrible

For a while now, I’ve been a big proponent of icing.  Icing painful joints, icing injuries, ice baths and cold-showers, working out in colder settings or with less insulation, etc.  It follows lessons I read in The Four Hour Body and in TED talks and blog posts by Dr. Jack Kruse.  Apparently, …

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“We runners…”

I’ve been reading a lot lately.  I have been reading a lot for the past year, but especially over the past two to three months as I’ve had to cut back my workouts due to my knee injury and eventual surgery.  I’ve taken the time to enlighten.my.body by focusing on …

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