Patience You Must Have

A few weeks ago, my coach Brock complemented me on how far I had come in my ability to squat. He could see a clear difference in my form and depth from when I first started. As someone who has struggled so much with the movement, it was one of the nicest things someone has…

Don’t Write Your Ending

As a kid, I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. For those of you deprived of this fun 80s reading experience, essentially every few pages you were forced to make a decision about what happens next. If you choose to go to talk to the mysterious old lady, you flip to page 35;…

Training, Like Life, Requires Balance

In our American culture of self-help books and Dr. Phil and required touchy-feely human resource seminars, we are all hypersensitive of the need for a work-life balance. Every day we are berated by “experts” in newspapers and magazines and Today Show segments giving us tips and tricks on how to achieve it. If you Google…

The Chase

Remember all the hype about Dan and Dave and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona? Dan O’Brien was the reigning U.S. and world champion in the decathlon. Dave Johnson was a three-time U.S. champion and a fierce rival. These two American athletes were supposed to go head-to-head and thanks to a winning Superbowl spot and…

Failure is an Option

Last week I had my annual performance review at work. Overall, everything went well; though, in an attempt to help me to continue to grow, my boss offered some constructive criticism. He told me that I have to allow myself to be more vulnerable. He opined that I always strive for perfection (which is not…