5 for Friday: A Coaching Revival

The right of passage for a young hockey player and his parents is the ability to survive a super cold rink with cold windy drafts and uncomfortable seats throughout, very easily on a Sunday morning. I used to go through this ritual with my father at the crack of dawn on the weekends, trudging out…

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: 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…

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: The Great Debate!

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. – Anthony J D’Angelo Life is the great debate! We make choices at every turn whether it is what to have for breakfast, what to do for work or where to vacation. In a runners world, some of these decisions include…

5 for Friday: Race Weekend!

If you haven’t noticed, my posts this week have been very limited (Father and Son’s was it). Reason being? I have hit a small “writers block” and I honestly don’t have paragraphs of thoughts to share with you! (I am still tweeting on Twitter though and Instagram is “ramping up.”). I realized today though that…

5 for Friday: A Man on a Mission! (From god?)

“We are on a mission from God. We got a full tank of gas, half pack of cigarettes, its dark and we are wearing sunglasses.” – Dan Aykroyd “Elwood” Blues from the Blues Brothers.” The Blues Brothers came out when I was 5 years old but till this day, the movie makes me laugh over…

5 for Friday: It is Meant to be but…

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans” – Allen Saunders I mentioned earlier this week that I am in the middle of listening to “Sometimes you win…sometimes you learn!” It is a book that covers an important part of coaching – learning. “Learning” is not just isolated to coaching though…

5 for Friday: I am in a Funky Cold Medina!

“Cold Coolin at the Bar and I’m lookin’ for some action but like Mick Jagger said, I can’t get no satisfaction” – Tone Loc, Funky Cold Medina I have been spending the past week in the mountains of New Hampshire…hiking, running and spending lots of time with the family. It has been great. Clearing the…

5 for Friday: Big Bear Chase me!

I was always a big John Candy fan growing up. He was in many movies and more often than not, the story lines were not great. But he was one funny individual and that gave me a reason to watch! One movie of his has always stuck out to me: “The great outdoors!” In this…

5 for Friday: Back pain!

If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it! – Elon Musk One of the high points of my “athletic” life was completing the Maine Coastal Marathon back in May. It was the hardest 26 miles that I have ever run (with the last 6 absolutely brutal) and…