Who Do You Want to Be?

This is a question my father-in-law asked me a few weeks ago. He was really asking what I wanted to accomplish with all my fitness endeavors. In truth, I could not really answer the question. Since then, I have been stewing over the question. Who do I want to be? Not just physically, but in […]

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Guard Yourself From Trouble

Temperance 5/21/2019: Guard Yourself From Trouble It takes a tremendous amount of self-control to hold your tongue when the pressure is on. As your internal temperature rises, the urge to unleash the verbal fury within strengthens. Can you say what is on your mind in a way that will keep you from trouble? If not, […]

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Don’t Stand by the Wayside

Justice 5/15/2019: Don’t Stand by the Wayside And you can also commit injustice by doing nothing. -Marcus Aurelius Nothing is not an option for the just man. Standing by the wayside saying your hands are clean of evil is not an option when an injustice is being done in your presence. To do nothing is […]

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Justice 5/8/2019: Impeccable Conduct

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of gossip. -Richard Steele It can spread quickly and kill an honest person’s reputation. It is sad to see modern society embrace such tactics of destruction. Living in the late 1600’s, Richard Steele understood the power and speed of gossip. Imagine if he […]

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Justice 5/1/2019: Meditate on the Good

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. -Confucius There is so much truth in these words from Confucius. When my mind is right, so is everything else. It is easy with the news. You see that horrific clip and can’t get the image out […]

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Justice 4/17/2019

From good people you’ll learn good, but if you mingle with the bad you’ll destroy such soul as you had. -Musonius Rufus Bad company corrupts good morals. Move up in this world by eliminating those that would hold you back. Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most […]

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Trust the Process

The seed goes into the ground. It is nourished and watered every day for five years. After the fifth year, the seed breaks through the ground. In a matter of weeks, it is an eighty foot tree. This is the Chinese Bamboo tree. I have never heard about this tree until I listened to this […]

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3 Take-A-Ways from an Ultra Runner

20 years ago as I soldier, I could run at a 6:30 minute-a-mile pace for about 20-30 minutes. It wasn’t great, but it was a whole lot better than what I can do now. I don’t know if I will ever be able to hold that pace again, though I going to work toward it. […]

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Why I Am Running: Mental Warfare

I’ve started running again. Not dabbling as I have done before. Seriously running. I am still trying to figure out why. I can’t go very long. I am not very fast. But for some reason, I feel compelled to run. This morning, I woke up at 3:45. By 4:15, I was out the door. My […]

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11 Tips for Banking Your Time

Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it is to be spent. -Carl Sandberg You only have so much in the bank. The sad truth is that there is no making deposits into this account to garner more time. Maybe with diet and exercise you can maximize your allotment, but even […]

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