Keep Moving Forward…Your Life May Depend on It!

Keep Moving Forward…Your Life May Depend on It!

This afternoon we were crossing the street downtown, when and SUV rips around the corner heading straight for us in the middle of the crosswalk.   Instinctively , I push forward toward the other side of the street to narrowly avoid being hit by the car. Now, thinking clearly about the event, I realize that […]

Just DO Something!

Just DO Something!

It happens to most of us at one time or another…  We get overwhelmed, lazy, lost, uninspired, or whatever the “reason”, we just can’t seem to make progress toward the outcome we want. It can be frustrating, depressing and can quickly become almost paralyzing, but there is a simple solution that works every time… JUST […]

“It’s More Work to Hold On”

“It’s More Work to Hold On”

I was out for a walk with my beautiful girlfriend, Heidi, this afternoon.  She’s been fighting a cold and by the time we got to the end of the beach she was pretty worn out.   So, trying to be a gentleman, I said “just jump on my back and I’ll carry you back home”. […]

Human Food Harmful to the Health of Animals

Human Food Harmful to the Health of Animals

I found this sign on a picnic table in Yosemite National Park.  It may be difficult to read in the picture, it reads: Why is it bad to feed the animals? Eating human food is not healthy for wildlife as their bodies don’t adjust well to the salt, fat, and preservatives often found in our […]

Enough Already! – Athletic coaching

One of my staff members came in yesterday, for the third day in a row, looking absolutely exhausted. She runs on a cross country team at a local college and had just completed another of her coach’s daily, 2 hour workouts. Competitive cross country races at this level are a total of about three miles […]

Why did you say that?

In case I haven’t said it enough, the words you use will effect the outcome of almost any situation.  Seth Godin illustrates this very well on todays blog post : "Two things you can say" "…and one of them is wrong. (More from JFK). "You must be feeling really frustrated." What a great thing for […]

Overuse Injuries in Teen Athletes

An article in the San Jose Mercury News this morning caught my attention "No pain, no gain taken literally by teen athletes as injuries rise" As young athletes are being pushed harder to perform better in specialized sporting events, the prevalence of potentially debilitating overuse injuries is increasing at a near epidemic rate. This is […]

Information Overload

I just received an email from a client telling me that he’s again changed his mind about the objective of his training.  He’s been reading more from the MMA (mixed martial art) community about the qualities required to be an effective competitor.  A week ago he wanted to gain more muscle mass.  Three weeks ago […]

Just Do Something

Just Do Something

I was recently referred to this site published by a woman with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I am inspired by the ways in which she actively addresses the problems looks at what can be done rather than what can’t. The site is entitled CFS or Fibromyalgia, and Exercise? You have got to be kidding! […]