5 for Friday: One Temperamental Day

You will not be punished FOR your anger. You will be punished BY your anger. – Buddha It has been almost 2 months since I have hit the roads for a run longer than 2 miles and I have to admit, while I am remaining positive for the most part, I am getting very temperamental!…

5 for Friday: Practicing patience because I need it!

Have patience. All things are difficult before they are easy – Saadi Ok, I have to admit. My goal has been to be positive in 2017 but I am becoming less so. I am now in week four of this “recovery” but all I still feel is pain and it is getting frustrating! I have…

6 for Saturday : All About Risk Management

Take care of your body… it’s the only place you have to live.          — Jim Rohn I am what you call a “cautious risk taker.” What is such a person? Well I am not afraid to take risks but I only do so when I have prepared myself for the said…

5 for Friday: What I learned this (last week)

The capacity to learn is a gift… the ability to learn is a skill… the willingness to learn is a choice!       — Brian Herbert  As I started to type the 5 for Friday last Thursday night, I realized that my “material” for  this blog, was dwindling – material would be pictures, lessons…

5 for Friday: Limbo

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns OR rejoice because thorn bushes have roses             — Abraham Lincoln I have proclaimed more than a few times over the past month that I will be “Thinking Positive in 2017!” No matter what happens to me, I will remain positive this…

5 for Friday: Enduring a Running Layoff

Bad attitudes will ruin your team           – Terry Bradshaw It has been quite a few days since my last post on the blog as I have been enjoying a sort of sabbatical from running and social media. The former due to my injured (and recovering) knee and the latter due…

6 for Saturday: What my coach has taught me.

So let’s start with tha obvious…what is with the title change? What happened to my 5 for Friday daily dose? Lately the 5 for Friday posts have not been posted on Friday and have come later. So this week we mix it up! Ok, with that out of the way, Lets move on! So, This…

5 for Friday: My Running Goals for 2017

This is a continuation of my 5 for Fridays focusing on 2016 and today the outlook for 2017.  Attitude determines the altitude of life — Edwin Louis Cole 2017 is a mere 12 days away now and I am getting antsy. Why you ought ask? Well, at first I set my goal for Miles in…

5 for Friday: Lessons Learned!

Continuing my year end wrap up of my running during 2016, today I present to you the improvements I can make going into 2017.  I like to believe they running always brings a lesson. Every time I venture out on a trail or a road, I learn something new. For example, last night, while venturing…

5 for Friday: Winding down 2016

With the arrival of December, in my professional life (as opposed to my running life) the “Next year” outlooks begin to pour into my email box from people looking to share their opinion. These opinions cover tips such as corporate balance sheets, new technologies, the outlook for earnings snd how the Federal Reserve will behave…

5 for Friday: The Home Stretch!

The day after Thanksgiving used to be the official “kickoff” for the holiday season when everyone flocked to the retail world on Black Friday to get the biggest and best sales from the likes of Walmart, Best Buy, etc. Then Amazon (and the rest of the Internet) raised the stakes, started a Black Friday week,…

5 for Friday: Evaluating my Trail Running

This weekend I am typing from Providence, RI at the 2016 version of the New England Regional Irish Dancing Compeition…also known as the Oireachtas. My daughters both compete in the sport but only one will be dancing this weekend (the other is too young). If you have never been to an Oireachtas, you need to…