Be Real: Energy Management

This is my first blog in about a month; in March my writing habit took a back seat to production. I broke the chain of my everyday writing that I've kept up since January 1st. I'm okay with that, and like the topic of this post (training); it was a conscious attention-shift out of necessity …

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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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One Simple Day At A Time

You want to change your life, but can you change one habit? Lofty goals and ambitions are inspiring, but they can be confusing and even demotivating if we don't have the tools to achieve them. It's great to aim high, but if you're not investing in learning and mastering the small steps, you may find …

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Listening: How Acting Exercises Helped Me Become a Better Coach and Athlete

"Listen like you are an animal in the forest," -Steve Perlmutter Steve was my first year acting workshop teacher, specifying in a practice called "Meisner," based on the theories and exercises created by Sanford Meisner. Without getting bogged down in actor lingo, I'll try to describe parts of the Meisner method and how it ended …

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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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