Break Ribs, Limits, and Records: How I Tried to Set a Guinness World Record

Disclaimer, I did not break a rib, it just kind of felt like it. Through a confluence of happy factors on February 1st, 2017, almost exactly two years ago, I was given the opportunity to participate in an official Guinness World Record Breaking event. The event was hosted by Reebok to promote their new shoe, …

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How I Made More Free Time: Limiting Social Media

If you follow me on Instagram, you have likely heard me mention recently that I dramatically limited my social media use. My January restriction from IG and Facebook (I have a Twitter but never use it, and stopped using Snapchat a while ago) was simply that I do not go on them except for between …

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Fear: Dictator Or Compass – The Choice is Yours

I must not fear Fear is the mind killer Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration I will face my fear I will permit it to pass over me and through me And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path Where the fear has gone there …

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It Doesn’t Get Easier, You Get Better

It's gonna be Not Fun. You're going to think things like, "Wow, I'm an uncoordinated potato person who clearly has existed thus far based on luck alone," or, "I am a shame to my ancestors," and "Can I die now please?" It's okay, really.  Beginning a new physical skill and fitness regimen, ESPECIALLY when you …

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The Beginner’s Gauntlet: You Don’t Hate Working Out, You Hate Being Out of Shape

Chest pains. Nausea. Body shakes. You dread working out, because this is what it means to you. Total exhaustion and PAIN.  You avoid working out, because working out means pain. UNBEARABLE pain. But this isn't what working feels like. That's what being out of shape feels like. Don't get me wrong, an effective workout should …

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How to Go Through Hell – Training and Living Through Anxiety

Sometimes nothing in particular is wrong, YOU just feel wrong. Unsure, unconfident, like you're making the wrong choices. Sometimes you get stuck there for days, weeks. Everything you say sounds wrong. Every decision you make seems like a terrible idea. Ah, anxiety you sure know how to make life suck for absolutely no reason. If …

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