The Dark Truth About Dream Chasing

I just enjoyed my usual Sunday morning cup of Starbucks on my front patio.  I watched the sun peek up over the trees and felt the slightest breeze.  It was a bit cool.  59 degrees or so.  But, I’ll take it.  A neighbor went by walking the dog.  Another on their bike.  It’s March 30, […]

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On Offense and Defense

Talk of dreams is inevitably tied to our finances.  We save for our dream vacations.  We save for our dream retirement.  Through prudent budgeting and spending management, we map out an intricate path to get to that special purchase or experience.  Cut a little here, cut a little there.  Repeat the process enough, and you […]

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Everything You Know is Wrong

If I haven’t mentioned it before, I’m a huge fan of the band U2.  I became a fan in earnest back in the early 90’s when they shook up the rock and roll world with their Zoo TV tour in support of the Achtung Baby album.  That tour sported a gigantic set that boasted multiple […]

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The Best Metric for Success

Achieving a dream is not all fun and games. Through a move to a different part of the country (and its related, unwanted drama), starting a new job, and the holidays, I found my running fitness plummeting to stunning lows.  I was a wreck.  When the new year started and I made a pledge to […]

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Brick By Brick

We are halfway through January.  If you are a regular gym visitor, it’s also the worst month of your year.  The throng has arrived.  Yes, the masses have made it know that they are plowing into 2014 with reckless abandon, erasing the sins of a year(s) gone past.  Slowly, the crowd will dwindle as people […]

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My Dreams Are Not Yours

I’ve learned a bit about dreams during this little life shifting adventure I have undertaken these last few months.  Dreams are special.  If you feel strongly enough about them, you can use them to propel you to greater and greater heights.  They manifest themselves in interesting and crazy ways.  Dreams are beautiful when they become […]

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On a Mission (Statement) for 2014

Short and sweet today, but so important….. Fellow Morningcoach member Joyce inspired me to put together a 2014 Mission Statement.  Instead of jotting down a bunch of goals here at the blog, I figured 2014 deserved more of a “theme” than a task list.  At least, here at the blog.  I’ve got my own master […]

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Owning 2014

As the sun sets on 2013, I know I learned at least one thing.  Chasing a dream is hard work.  That’s my biggest takeaway from 2013.  I am simply spent.  Physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.  Gone, kaput.  Tank is running on fumes in all aspects of my life.  However, strangely enough, I have a sense […]

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Running as My Catalyst

When I talk about running, I often refer to it as the catalyst for a bigger life.  If I were to be more exact, I would say it is my own catalyst towards a bigger life.  To truly understand, though, I need to tell you what a catalyst is, in the first place. catalyst: an agent that provokes […]

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Dreams Don’t Age

Dreaming is one of those things usually reserved for the younger generation.  Without the shackles of “real life”, you can travel the world, live free, and live life to the fullest.  As you age, you dutifully acquire the responsibilities of life.  Spouses, families, careers, and the like.  Dreams die as you juggle “real life”. I’m […]

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