Spring is Near

It is the last day of February and the Spring equinox is twenty days away. This marks the first day of Spring and the turning point when day light hours will begin to exceed night time. As I write, Northeast Ohio is expecting another winter storm this weekend with a total accumulation of up toContinue reading “Spring is Near”

Year of the Horse

Today January 31,2014 marks the first day of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Horse. As many of you reading know, last year was not my best year by far. After doing a little research I have learned I was born in the year of the Horse as well. (Since it is aContinue reading “Year of the Horse”

Rev3 Florida Recap

I have learned so much this year as a result of the ups and downs I have experienced. One thing that stands out is that I truly believe in the phrase “never say never.” After all I dealt with, by late August I was beginning to think I would never do a triathlon during 2013.Continue reading “Rev3 Florida Recap”

Half Full

After all I have been through and continue to experience this year, I truly didn’t think I would be racing a triathlon this year. Race season for most is over by now. As I write today, October 24th, there is a few inches of snow on the ground. See? Back in the Spring I registeredContinue reading “Half Full”

Einstein and Iron

To say this year has been a challenging year for me would be a bit of an understatement. In reflection, I am reminded of a quote by Albert Einstein – “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” Lessons From Yesterday Since the middle of FebruaryContinue reading “Einstein and Iron”

More in The Land of Enchantment

Along with many miles of hiking, my friends and I also took in a few sites and dined at many good restaurants. After we hiked both The Petroglyph National Monument and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument we headed on the Low Road to Taos. We certainly worked up a good appetite so we headed toContinue reading “More in The Land of Enchantment”

Hiking the Land of Enchantment

Travel is one of my passions in life.  A goal I have is to travel to all seven continents (I have traveled to three) and visit all 50 states (I have been to 28). One state I have wanted to see for a while is New Mexico and this summer I was fortunate to beContinue reading “Hiking the Land of Enchantment”

Find a Way

My favorite type of motivation comes from overcoming trials. All major accomplishments are motivating, but when it is achieved after enduring difficulty makes it all the more sweeter. Diana Nyad’s successful swim from Cuba to Florida is just the kind of motivation that gives me hope all things are possible. Consider these facts – sheContinue reading “Find a Way”

Challenged But Not Defeated

I recently came across Gibson’s Daily Running Quotes on Facebook. The name says it all. Wednesday afternoon the following quote was posted: “It’s not all been rosy; I’ve had difficult situations where I’ve failed. But when you fail you learn a lot about yourself and come back stronger. The message is: life need not haveContinue reading “Challenged But Not Defeated”