What do we use to stay motivated?

In life, what do we do when we start out too strong, and feel like we can’t finish?

Same thing in a race. Back off some, regain our composure, then keep going.

Two mile combined split 13:47… the goal at this point was 14:15 (two miles at 7:15 and 7:00).


iPhone screen shot of 5k mile splits
5k: 1st mile 6:39, 2nd mile 7:07


So I stopped and walked for half a minute.

What do we use to stay motivated?

Eyes always on the goal.


Windermere 5k 50-54M race results
5k goal was sub 22:00


Breaking 22 minutes felt like victory, even though walking felt like failure.

Keep going.

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The secret trick to get healthy and stay healthy

mt everest
the antithesis of Mt Everest

People often ask me how I find the time for wellness, with a 30-year career gig involving massive travel, a solo, small biz entrepreneurial startup, being a Dad, Husband, etc.

My trick? I picture climbing Mt Everest – which is perhaps the ultimate physical and mental challenge, because it’s so high and so unpredictable. Some die trying. But the triumph from reaching the summit…. beyond description.

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Gold’s Gym and Lane 8

USA Team Jersey...Priceless
USA Team Jersey...Priceless

Last night at Gold’s Gym Orlando in the Dr Phillips area, I meet Pleasant Lewis, the owner of several Central Florida Gold’s Gym facilities.

As a 50-year old, I struggle like everyone else, to find time and motivation to exercise.

This is one of life’s big truths.  We all are given the same amount of time. Successful people figure it out, plan for set backs, never give up and they find a million ways to motivate themselves.

And sometimes, if not more often, the thought of, “Is this worth it?”, enters their mind.

Gold’s Gym, Lifestyle Litness, Bally’s, YMCA’s, all struggle too – with finding a way to inspire people to make a lifetime commitment of healthy living.

I proposed to Pleasant that I could help.  We’ll see if “Goliath” has any interest in “David”.

Gym owners have the same challenge as their customers – finding time to do the important things that make a difference.

World Record Holder Reveals Secret

Which One Set A New World Record?
Which One Set A New World Record?

Let’s shake it up a little bit today. You good with that?  Good. Let’s go back to this past summer.

Here’s the scene.  Early August, 2009.  Sunny, clear, 70 degrees.


Master’s Track & Field 2009 World Championships. Men’s 400 meters, 70-74 year old age group.

Enter a German man.

Click here to see the secret this “old man” reveals about getting and staying healthy.

PS. If you are too busy to follow this and invest two more minutes, please go look in the mirror and say something like, “I really do want to get healthy and stay healthy, but I just really don’t want to work very hard at it.”

Good Morning Class

Who's There?
Who's There?

Okay. Short and sweet.

Today’s lesson is yesterday’s lesson.

Old news?

Are you kidding me?

You better read yesterday’s post over and over until you can’t see straight.

Maybe then you’ll start your change – the change you want desperately to make.

The change you deserve. You owe it to yourself.

See you yesterday….