The 15-minute Rule. It works even if you feel bad when you start.

The 15-minute rule isn’t really about the 15th minute. It’s about the first 0:01 second. This is the promised second half of “The 15-minute Rule” post from, oh, a couple of weeks ago now. Yep. You read it right here. We have good intentions. Then, life intervenes. The Cliffs Notes version (that’s what we used…

The 15-Minute Rule. Use When Stuck.

This blog post is coming to you in two parts: (1) The part I can write in 15 minutes, right now, and (2) The part that will be completed later. Because sometimes, we’re stuck (or, in my case, balancing time demands to the point where it could be overwhelming and completely override our best instincts…

What’s the “sweat” doing in “sweat equity”?

Would you believe the term “sweat equity” actually has its own Wikipedia entry? Here’s the definition: “a party’s contribution to a project in the form of effort and toil.” Effort and toil. Wow, that definitely hits home right now because getting to the gym in the middle of raising a toddler, maintaining a household, and…

Okay, 2017. Game on.

Here’s the reason I love sport so much: you get to see what people are made of when the chips are down. I think there’s even more to it: you get to see what people become when the chips are down, and by association, you get to see what’s possible when the chips are down. So…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, Day 12: Waking Up…To Everything

The 12th gift of fitness is that it gives us the ability to wake up in our lives. Fitness gives us the physical and mental fortitude to pay attention to the right things. It gives us the ability to know which things are the right things to be paying attention to, and which noisy distractions aren’t…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, 2015 Edition: Day 10 – Focus

Further thoughts on the 12 Gifts of Fitness…Today, the tenth gift: the gift of focus. The 12 Gifts of Fitness Day 1: ENERGY Day 2: PATIENCE Day 3: GETTING REAL Day 4: KEEPING PROMISES Day 5: RIGHTING THE SHIP, QUICKLY Day 6: RESILIENCE Day 7: A BRAIN RESET Day 8: BENCHMARKS THAT MATTER…TO YOU Day…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, 2015 Edition: Day 7 – A BRAIN RESET

The 12 Gifts of Fitness Day 1: ENERGY Day 2: PATIENCE Day 3: GETTING REAL Day 4: KEEPING PROMISES Day 5: RIGHTING THE SHIP, QUICKLY Day 6: RESILIENCE Day 7: A BRAIN RESET [Originally published March 10, 2015] True confession: I’m writing this post when I should be at my swim class. I was super…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, 2015 Edition: Day 6 – RESILIENCE

The 12 Gifts of Fitness Day 1: ENERGY Day 2: PATIENCE Day 3: GETTING REAL Day 4: KEEPING PROMISES Day 5: RIGHTING THE SHIP, QUICKLY Day 6: RESILIENCE [originally published March 9, 2015] “If you have one bad mile, don’t worry. Just run as comfortably as you can through it. The next mile might feel…