Boston Marathon Race Report: Marathon in cold, windy rain

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“It’s the Superbowl”, my friend, Brendan, succinctly describing the marathon.  Normally, the Superbowl would be enough to describe the Boston Marathon, but this year a Boston Marathon race report could more accurately describe it as gutting out 26.2 miles in cold, windy rain. I love running.  I have for a long time.  I love running more just for the pure enjoyment of running itself, without needing the pleasure of racing or company.  It’s my flow.  However, I’d have a hard time turning down an opportunity to participate in the biggest event, for the sport that I love. The story of …

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Time: Our Most Valuable Asset

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Time, our most valuable asset.  We don’t get it back.  We can’t “create” time, but we can become more productive.  Today became a sort of soul-searching day for Christian. I got caught up in traffic this morning (it felt like a metaphor, actually), did a lot of reflection, and just decided to make a day of it. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard “well, there’s five minutes I’ll never get back.”  But when we think of it, it’s really damn true.  And can be applied to most aspects of our lives.  Watching TV, surfing the web, checking Facebook, …

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Definiteness of purpose: it’s easy once you decide

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For all of my life, once I have a definiteness of purpose, it’s easy.  Once I have made a decision to do something, I find that I’m already halfway done with the battle.  I have only left to execute. One of Napoleon Hill’s principles is the concept of definiteness of purpose.  With it comes the “burning desire” to accomplish what you want. He talks most specifically about careers, as his magnum opus is Think and Grow Rich, but the principle applies to our lives in general. Back when I wanted to backpacked, I read that the hardest part is deciding …

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