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Running with bear spray: 10,000 hours vs. Opportunity

  I first heard of the book “Outliers: The story of Success” by way of the song “10,000 hours” by Macklemore. *Hipster alert* I was a huge fan of his back in the day. You know, before he was famous.

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The Most Important Race

Like anyone with a modicum of humanity in their soul, I was already deeply unnerved by the tragic and senseless shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, when upon awakening Friday morning, the news of five police officers losing their lives in Dallas shook me to my core.

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Inspiration…you never know who, what or how

As a fairly new rider, I look to my more experienced peers for inspiration. I know people that do century rides, ride big obstacles without fear and are super fast. They inspire me to work hard, try bigger things, and ride when I really would rather sleep in.

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Baby Steps, Not Broad Leaps

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The New Year Arrived and I was filled with many new intentions:  get to bed early, walk three miles and practice yoga for 1 hour everyday, eat healthy meals, eliminate sweets, etc.    I was gung-ho to make these things happen.  But on January 1, I injured my hip doing what I considered a routine […]

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Step Up, Step Back

One of the things I challenge my high school students to do is step up, and step back.  After watching a race instead of competing for the first time this weekend, I’ve realized that this concept can apply to athletes as well.

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