Sometimes A Jump is Just A Jump | 23 May 2018

So often in life we get wrapped up on our obstacles, and on what we need to do to overcome them. And that’s great and all. I’m all for overcoming obstacles. But if our perspective is too narrow, we run the risk of creating obstacles where there are none. (more...) [7 comments]

The Problem with “Fake it ‘Til You Make it” | 9 May 2018

Sometimes you get so good at faking it that you don’t realize that you crossed some invisible line and you’re no longer faking and maybe you never really were. (more...) [8 comments]

Meditation and Being a “Good” Athlete | 2 May 2018

If you are showing up and sitting, then you are doing all that is required. It’s kind of like being an athlete. If you’re showing up and doing your training and putting in the work, then you are a good athlete. All those other details like results and rankings and mile times are irrelevant. (more...) [3 comments]

This Year Feels Different | 25 Apr 2018

My main take-away from this year’s “warm-up” race at Sea Otter: It is interesting (and interestingly satisfying) to do a race and feel like your expectations are actually in line with reality. That is a fancy way of saying that … (more...) [0 comments]

14 Zen Lessons Acquired from Mountain Biking | 18 Apr 2018

Zen and the Art of Crashing on Your Face? (more...) [6 comments]

The Value of Putting Yourself in Impossible Situations | 4 Apr 2018

I have a knack for getting myself into rides and adventures that are over my skill level. I’m not sure why, but I think it’s a combination of hubris and FOMO. (more...) [2 comments]

Done is Better Than Good | 28 Mar 2018

Let go of perfection. Strive for completion. (more...) [6 comments]

Running Update #2 – Progress Isn’t Linear | 21 Mar 2018

We think it is. We want it to be. But it isn’t. Two weeks ago, I was reminded of this when I started having knee pain again. (more...) [2 comments]

Next Time You Fail, Give Out Some High-Fives | 14 Mar 2018

What if instead of beating yourself up for being bad at something, you congratulated yourself on identifying what you need to work on? (more...) [6 comments]