The Practice of Gratitude

The Practice of Gratitude

I’m not sure who first introduced me to Danielle* but she quickly turned into a steady and long-term personal training client back when I was doing such things. ​ A very petite woman with a more-than-slight running and exercise addiction and a propensity to constantly...
The Practice of Gratitude

Nothing Behind Me. Everything Ahead Of Me.

When I was 14 or 15 years old, reading “A Catcher In The Rye” and “On The Road” was considered a rite of passage for young boys on the verge of adulthood. ​ Along with listening to Bob Dylan and Springsteen and Joni Mitchell or reading Huxley or Orwell or Burroughs,...
The Practice of Gratitude

How A Pirate Got Me To Squat 400 Pounds

Training can be confusing. How many reps? How many sets? What exercises should I be doing? How many days per week? Should I max out to NSync or Backstreet Boys? Difficult questions. While details do matter and individual differences abound based on your genetics,...
The Practice of Gratitude

Finding The Greatness Within You

We lost a client recently. ​ I first became suspicious when she, a long time fan and frequent commenter of this blog (can you blame her!?!), came up on my weekly list of unsubscribers. ​ Not five minutes later I received a screenshot of a text she sent to a fellow...
The Practice of Gratitude

The Pros and Cons of Running

If I were more famous I’d confidently state that I famously am not a fan of running. It’s not that I don’t like it for everyone, I just don’t enjoy it myself. ​ I’ve never been a very successful runner. I’ve never gotten a runner’s high. And my approach to running...