Day 31 – Staring down Goals

“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” –unknown– Often as a police officer, there were times where I would be interacting with someone that might be much larger than me, they might know something I don’t know, they may have had a weapon or even worse they were yielding a weapon. During…

DAY 29 – Competing with Myself

“You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that. “ –Michael Jordan– Last night was amazing I didn’t have a chance to write about it because it was so late, I ran my longest distance ever! Running has been…

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 27 – These dogs are sore

“Great ideas originate in the muscles” -Thomas A Edison – I skipped yesterday I didn’t write anything or run yesterday. It would be awesome to blame it on the fact that it was my 14th marriage anniversary but it was just a needed break. Tonight’s run went well, felt quick but the heavy air made…

Day 25 – Completing tasks

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi – I do not have much to say today, yesterday was a bit of a rant of some B.S. and really didn’t serve a purpose. Today I completed my run and was able to talk with my…

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…