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Our Lives are made up of Seemingly Unremarkable Moments

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"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."
~Phillips Brooks~



Our Lives are made up of Seemingly Unremarkable Moments

There are only two weeks to go before the biggest running challenge to date which is a 20 mile trail race on my nemesis trails. This would be on the infamous Wyandotte County Lake Trails with the even more infamous, cantankerous three sisters (three hills, aka the three bitches) that wait for victims in the last couple of miles of a 10 mile loop. So needless to say on the 20 miler I will get two opportunities to meet them. Every time I have done one loop here it has kicked my butt so the idea of finishing one and going back for another is somewhat intimidating. My hope is a respectable finish and to use this as a building block for my other ridiculously impossible sounding endeavor of running a 50K. I really feel like if I can conquer this challenge in a halfway reasonable time then I might be able to at least pictur…

Some Days You Have to Look Back to See How Far You Have Traveled!

Some Days You Have to Look Back to See How Far You Have Traveled!

…I was closing in on 14 miles and saw my wife coming towards me; she had driven ahead for the third time and came back to encourage me to the end of my run. As I crossed the intersection she came along side me as I was struggling to stay focused on putting one foot in front of the other. As a couple of cars go past I see the drivers looking at me and I realize that my wife is walking next to me and keeping up. Granted she walks pretty fast but I can’t help…is she really walking and keeping up with me? …

“Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.” ~ Edward Albee ~

Sunday morning I went for a long out and back training run. I had a few friends that were going to join me for at least parts of it. I woke up at 4 am and it was storming, which I am fine with as long as there is not too much lightning. A nice rain and some distant rumbles of thunder can …

Work out Anxiety and Depression

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"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." ~ Socrates ~

Work out Anxiety and Depression
For many years I did not understanding the “empty” feeling deep inside of me and of course I was always a worrier. My Mom would ask me what was wrong and all I could say was, I don’t know. I have always liked doing physical things but never thought about the reasons why. People at work thought I was crazy because I liked to be in a trailer throwing boxes all day. Later in life fitness became a way to be healthy and feel better. Little by little I began to realize that it really did make me feel better and as a personal trainer I was given the opportunity to see it work in others as well. Since I have become more open in talking about anxiety and depression I have been lucky enough to have so many people open up to me and tell me their stories. What it all boils down to is that we all have a story and the more we relate to each …