A year ago, Karen and I pushed a pin into the roadmap of our life and declared “next stop, the TCS New York City Marathon, 2018”. We tapped SUBMIT on the website instantly sending our order to Dream Travel Canada for two guaranteed entries to the November 2018 event. A wave of warm energy, excitement and expectation washed through me – I was literally tingling.
I immediately got on my iPhone and purchased Sinatra’s New York, New York, then put on my running gear and headphones, and burst out the door into a cool November afternoon. I walked and ran for an hour – listening to Frank, over and over again.
Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today. I want to be a part of it, New York, New York….these “running shoes”, are longing to stray, right through the very heart of it, New York, New York….
As I write this, butterflies return just thinking about that day. This wouldn’t be just...
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My wife Karen and I are training to run the 2018 New York City Marathon. It’s the world’s biggest marathon, it’s been on our bucket list for a long time and we are pretty jacked about running through New York’s 5 Burroughs being cheered on by a couple of million supporters!
Near the finish of the NYC Marathon in Central Park
What an incredible experience that is going to be. I often say that the best way to see a city is to run it because you move through at just the right speed. It gives you time enough to see, feel, smell and touch the character of the city. The #nycmarathon starts on Staten Island. We first run over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn. We continue crossing rivers from burrough to burrough, from Brooklyn we cross over into Queens, from Queens we cross into the Bronx, from the Bronx over into Manhattan, finally finishing in Central Park. No exaggeration, it's going to...
Instead, plan strategically and bask in success!!
2/3’s of us made a New Year’s resolution this year, but sadly, the data suggests that less than 10% of us will be successful. #newyearsresolutionfail
Why are we so bad at this?
Our modern lifestyle has us on the receiving end of unprecedented levels of relentless messaging about what others think we should want, need, or should try to be.
I resolve to (fill in the blank).
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, we answer the resolution question with one of the following 4 types of resolutions: 1) self improvement/education, 2) weight, 3) money or 4) relationship.
We are cheered for following the trend rather than striking out on our own.
I got a Garmin Vivo Active watch for Christmas – I wanted it for my marathon training and it’s excellent – I love it. But it wants me to wear it 24/7. It wants me to rely on it to tell me if I slept well or not and encourages me to enter into weekly, even...