Day 28 – My Monkey Mind (kapicitta)

“Just as a monkey swinging through the trees grabs one branch and lets it go only to seize another, so too, that which is called thought, mind or consciousness arises and disappears continually both day and night” -Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha – I have had many journeys in life. Recently I celebrated with my wife, 14…

Day 24 – Motivation and things

Prepare for a rant Today was a day off from just about everything except work. I didn’t’ workout, I didn’t NOT think about business ideas and I didn’t stay positive. It all started with a coworker telling me about his business venture and how it’s going so well. Now I’m not saying I wished him…

Day 23 – Smiling and Wearables

  “Embrace the Target” -Joe Maddon – -World Champion Chicago Cubs Manager – Started today out with 3.5miles, yep you saw that right, I kicked the day off with my longest run yet. Although the last 1.5 miles felt pretty rough and as you can see from my splits I slowed down, overall I felt…

Day 20 – New Training Plan

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” -Charles Darwin – The new plan is in place and has been executed. As I said two days ago I needed to change my training plan. My old plan seemed to have me grow so…

Day 18 – Collecting Miles

“Happiness is not ready made—it comes from our own actions.” -Dalai Lama –   As my journey continues I’m tracking not only each workout but the total miles ran as I move towards my current 10k goal. My current total miles in the last 19 days is 16.41 miles. Doesn’t sound like much when thinking…

Day 16 – What do I put on my feet?

Barefoot or Shoes? As I was running yesterday I started to feel a bit of soreness in the pad of my right foot. Since I began this journey I have been running in some Northface running shoes that I had been using as my ‘daily drivers’. Before that, I was using Vibram Five Fingers but thought…

Day 15 – Back home

 Traveling is fun but there’s nothing like being back at home It is so nice to be back home hanging with my family and enjoying the pond in our backyard, making projects, laughing and learning together. I’ve said this many times but if my financial status allowed me to hang out with my best friend,…