Triathlon Season 2018 – It Begins

  This winter has been going on and on and on. It seems never ending but the cold white beast is starting to release its grip on us. It is staying lighter later in the evening and the sun is coming up earlier in the morning. There has also been a slight warm up in…

Control your calendar, Control your life.

The most difficult discipline to develop in my experience has been owning my calendar. I believe that this discipline is one of the keystone disciplines that need to be developed. It will control the level of success we ultimately achieve in life. The bad news is I fail at it daily. The good news is I am working…

Exercise = Money: Secrets of the Rich and Successful

You all know that in recent months and years, I have cut the unnecessary out of my life. Unnecessary habits, unnecessary hobbies, unnecessary objects. I have tried hard to only focus on things that move me towards my goals. When people think deeply about hard topics or difficult ideas they sometimes get the “Ah Ha” moment. I…

Race Season Wrap-UP!

Well, Triathlon season is over for me. I competed in 5 races this year. 3 were sprint races, one was an XTerra race and the last one was an Olympic distance race. I was very happy with my training, nutrition, and performance for every race all year. Let’s break it down. RACE 1 The first race of…

Simple Rules

I am on a quest every day. A quest to improve. I work hard at improving skills that relate to my career. I work at improving my intellectual muscles. I work at improving my actual muscles and general fitness. The way I go about achieving improvement in these areas is a strategy I learned a…

Race Week Update

First, catch up on part 1… I have never been one to wear jewelry. That may not be surprising as I am a guy. The first real piece of jewelry that I began to wear consistently was my wedding ring. However, because I never wore a ring before, I wanted to find a wedding band that was…

Race Week

This Saturday is my first race of the season. I’m pumped! The race is only a sprint distance event, but it is my first race in a while so it will be a good warm-up for the rest of the summer. The race is the Island Lake Triathlon. The distances are 750-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride,…

Fitness and Business

Luke and I recently had the opportunity to attend an industry event in Chicago. We decided to take the Amtrak train into the city. Without having to worry about driving and paying attention to the road we could study, talk, strategize, and sight see. One of the things we talked about was how we were…

Mindfulness Matters

I was talking with a friend who is a girl on the topic of association and how important is to be careful of the people around you that could be a positive or negative influence in your life.  She then proceeded to tell me about an event called Awesomeness Fest.  It’s an annual event where…