Just Out Of Reach

One of the best tactics I’ve employed in my quest to get up earlier and be more productive in the morning is a simple one: I place my phone about six feet away from the bed on the floor.  In the morning when my alarm goes off, I’d better get up quickly to turn it off, as to not wake …

The Lopsided Keyboard

Have you ever taken a moment to notice that the keyboard on most, if not all laptops is not centered or symmetrical?  I am most shocked about this on the MacBook Pro I’m typing not right now.  This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed this, but I thought about how detail oriented Apple is, and how they seem to think …

You Are An IRONMAN…Race Director!

It started with an email from an athlete that had participated in a local triathlon I operate and race direct.  He asked me if I would be willing at all to get on a call with him to discuss the possibility of bringing and Ironman 70.3 race to our town, Traverse City.  As an owner and operator of a small …

Mornings are a Must

I’ve always considered myself to be a night person, and I’ve never liked getting up early.  I usually stay up late, usually doing nothing useful. As someone who likes to work out a lot, and train for uber long events like Ironman triathlons and ultra-distance trail runs, I’m always trying to find balance between spending time with my family and …

Runsploring

When you find yourself in a new place, be it as a traveller just passing through, or in a neighborhood you’ve just moved into, there’s no better way to learn the new place than by going for a run. As I’ve travelled throughout my life , throwing on my running shoes and going for a run really helps orient me …

Anything.

Some of the best advice I’ve ever received was from my dad. There are several little mantras that he passed along to me that I think about on a regular basis, and have helped shape me into the person I am today. I am pretty proud of the successes I’ve had in life so far, and many of those successes …

Patience

Every day I grow more and more aware of the importance of being a patient person. I’m still a fairly impatient person. But I’d like to think that over the last nearly three years of marriage and year and a half as a father that I’ve become more patient. I note the two reasons above (marriage and fatherhood) because those …

The Window Seat

I’ve been traveling a lot over the last year. Enough to actually get Premier Silver status on United. Even after all those flights, I still love looking out the window, down at the land passing below. To me it never gets old.