Layers, or Illusion
Layers, or Illusion

Layers, or Illusion

As I wrote in my last post, I'm unpacking layers physically (inside), emotionally, and mentally. It's about the search for myself--my true self. Paradoxically, as the layers are stripped away…

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Vulnerability
The practice of vulnerable gratitude

Vulnerability

Gratitude is a recurring theme in everything I do and there's a reason for that. It helps me stay sane & healthy, and to train effectively. It helps me feel…

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Sunrise
Lapakahi, Hawai'i: 600 year old, partially restored fishing village still inhabited less than 100 years ago.

Sunrise

Today's workouts followed yesterday's Sacred Rest Day. Time for spirit is a regular part of everything I do because it instills energy into mind and body. Simply, it allows me…

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Transformation

I work hard at making change happen. More precisely, my efforts are directed towards improvement: getting healthier, fitter, faster, leaner, stronger, smarter, wiser, calmer, more balanced in mind and body.…

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Unfolding

Ten trail runners were recently asked about the best advice they'd been given. What I find interesting is the common thread among their answers--to allow for process.Progression, unfolding, development, growth.…

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Keep Coming Back

In twelve step programs, there is a saying, "Keep Coming Back". For me it has to do with breaking down tasks, that feel too big to tackle, into increasingly smaller…

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Step by Step

For me, there is joy in the experience of each step as an expression. During my long run today, the focus was inward--feeling and connecting with the body and mechanics;…

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High-quality connections

A recent article by a prominent news agency grabbed my attention, "Friend zone: why we all long to belong".Author Emily Esfahani Smith discusses how belonging--in a relationship or a group--gives…

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Celebrate

It's taken me a long time to learn the importance of doing things for the soul, rather than only challenging the limits of the body or mind.I've pushed myself. I've…

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Meditation
Awakening: a process that is already here.

Meditation

If you're not meditating at least five minutes every day you're missing out on a tremendous gift. Perhaps this is a bold statement, but I stand by it. Adyashanti characterises…

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Energy
Energy

Energy

Energy. What is it?If you ask an athlete, the reply might be that it's the stuff that moves the muscles allowing for exercise. This person might even explain that it…

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Nourishment

Today I was graced with two beautiful interactions by two very wonderful people in my life. To say that I'm chuffed by their complements would be an understatement. ...Here's right…

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Gratitude

I've been quite silent lately. It's been clear that I've needed to write about gratitude, but I haven't felt super grateful. Well, I have in some areas of my life,…

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The Journey

People ask me, or more specifically wonder, how I can do an Ironman. They find the idea of swimming 3.86 km (2.4 miles), cycling 180.2 km (112 miles) and running…

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