[UPDATE: Got my website looking good again today, brand new actually] When something either goes wrong or not according to plan, my number one objective is to keep calm. That means not overreacting, getting mad, blaming myself or someone else, or sulking. Yeah, that's a pretty ambitious goal considering I'm all too-human, not a Vulcan or other logical, emotionally … [Read more...] about What To Do When Things Go Wrong
A serendipitous answer to my "moments-ago" question about my current state of motivation...or lack thereof. Cycling West's summer 2019 issue, pages 6 & 7. Last month, I fulfilled a long-held goal of successfully participating in the 2019 National Senior Games. The goal I set for my cycling and race walk events was to be fit and strong enough to: make it to the start … [Read more...] about Motivation Hides in Plain Sight
Stay strong when life derails your fitness plans. Imagine my shock when I realized I hadn't made a blog post in three-plus months! What the <bleep> happened? Well, life happened. I got distracted by all the shiny objects called "The Holidays." Client deadlines came, went, got re-scheduled, and re-arranged. Projects ended, others started, and some simply faded into a … [Read more...] about When Life Gets in the Way of Our Fitness Plans
Zig Zigler once said “[p]eople do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mt. Everest. You hit what you aim at, and if you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” While he is absolutely right, I think most people do not aim at anything most of the time. I know I didn’t. Of course, I had hopes and dreams and envisioned myself enjoying them once I had … [Read more...] about What’s Your Summit?
Watch: 1.4-Mile Hill Climb Cycling Course, Utah Summer Games Call me crazy but I gotta have a goal to keep me motivated to get up and out of bed to hit the gym, attend a group workout, or eat right. My goal this year is to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games in cycling and race walking. In preparation for my competitions at the Idaho, Nevada, and Huntsman World … [Read more...] about Watch: 1.4-Mile Hill Climb Cycling Course, Utah Summer Games