Our environment has a huge impact on our well being, but sometimes we need to cultivate our best environment through our thoughts and the physical changes possible.
Does triathlon cause stress in your life or is it a source of stress relief? Chronic stress that many of us carry around because of thoughts about the importance of the work we do, all the things we must get done, or our own negative self talk, puts a huge strain on our body. It [...]
At the end of Start With Why by Steven Sinek, the author tells a story about the loser of a cross country race. He finished in nearly twice the time it took the other competitors. The thing is, this individual, who in time is clearly the loser, was the individual who inspired the spectators more [...]
Who do you take care of before yourself? Who do you make time for? Who do you cook for? Sacrifices for others can be admirable. They can have a time and a place. But sometimes we can get into a routine and always put certain other people first. Perhaps it made sense to do all [...]
Think before you act. This is probably advice you have heard before. It sounds reasonable. But what if we turn around? I recently heard Marie Forleo advise to act before you think. Don't think about how much you don't want to get out of bed in the morning, just do it. Lace up those running [...]
I did it. I finally rode my bike outside! While this sounds crazy for someone usually training for triathlon, I don't often ride outside. There are many mental barriers I face from weather to weird worries that I will be inconvenienced by a flat tire, and worse that I will be on the side of [...]
If we workout without a watch or other technology, does it count? Obviously. But.... I think what we measure can also become something relied upon. My watch measures my steps each day. I don't consciously set a target, but I clearly pay attention to it. I recently left it at home. I usually go for [...]
Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. ~ Bill Gates Planning for life is difficult! How much should we plan on doing each year? How do we map out within the year? Month? Week, and day? Thinking about five or ten years is [...]
My experience with the benefits of consistent sleep throughout the week.
Each individual will enjoy and do best with different types of exercise and sport. But we don't know what our bet fit will be (which can change throughout our lives) without trying different options. Triathlon has a higher barrier than many sports since it is 3 in 1, and in total there is a fair [...]