#73 A Compounding Interest: Nurture, Cultivate and Grow

I used to think I was born in the wrong era, that it might have been better if I was born in the time when people had to build their homes by hand, or manually plow fields or some other physical beat-down on a daily basis to sop up my energy…..Admittedly, I love the sense of giving everything I’ve got and then resting fully at the end of a hard day.  It’s more like a “shutting down” than a slow […]

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#71: slogans, mantras and baby steps….lots of baby steps

I’m a sucker for a good quote or slogan…..I don’t really know why, but I really like reading them…..and when they resonate with me I often find myself thinking “yeah, you nailed it”….as if the person who thought of or said it was looking for my validation.  Some of my favorites have become personal mantras of sorts, often representing the thoughts that push me through when I’ve hit a roadblock or dead-end.  This week I ran across a few of […]

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#55 There’s no time to slow down, it’s Peak Phase

You gotta know when to hold ’em…..To me, knowing the time to be patient and the time to push (and having the discipline to follow-through) are some of the key elements required for top-notch endurance racing.  It’s so difficult to predict how much you’ll have left “in the tank” and therefore how best to position yourself to peak at the right moment……The bad news is, this is an antsy time for me……one which allows my relative inexperience as a racer […]

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