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Fat to Fit: Make 2014 The Year of the Do

I've been watching the interwebs and all of the people that are making resolutions for 2014. There are some determined people making some life changing goals out there. I'm inspired. I even have a few of my own. I only have one thing to add to the conversation. The fundamental difference between
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My Inbox Challenge

Yesterday I received 177 emails by 5:00pm. I haven’t counted today but I’m sure I'm pushing that number already. I've received 1101 in the past seven days. That’s a lot of information. If I work 50 hours per week (fairly typical) that means I had 3,000 minutes of working time in the
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The Gift of Resurrection

Happy Easter I started Easter with a pre dawn sunrise ride with my friend Alain. This picture wasn't today. It was in January when we were out in the snow riding together. Today we circled Loch Raven on our mountain bikes (we call it "the tour"). It was beautiful (we beat
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Learning to love limits

I had a freeing observation a number of years ago: I can't do it all. I'm a little slow to learn some things. Most of you are more advanced than I am so you probably figured this out long ago. But for me, I'm a work in progress so it took me
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40 in 40: Lesson #37

40 in 40: #37 I left work at 1pm yesterday. Grabbed Josh, rushed home, threw some clothes in a bag, jumped in the car, and headed to Blacksburg. My friend Tim Hartin had gotten us tickets for last nights Virginia Tech/North Carolina game. So Josh and I road tripped for 5 hours,
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40 in 40: Lesson #35

40 in 40: #35 I'm waking up at 5:30am tomorrow morning. Going to eat an energy bar, drink some coffee and drink a little gatorade. Strap on my lucky running shoes. Then drive downtown with my cousin, John, and run 26.2 miles. And right now there isn't a single thing that I can do to
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40 in 40: Lesson #32

40 in 40: #32 I'm full of quick judgments. Especially about people. My brain is constantly feeding me information about the world. I judge circumstances, people, public figures, friends, family and more. Often when I meet someone, within a few minutes I've made a number of determinations about them, their life, and their
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40 in 40: Lesson #27

40 in 40: #27 One of my sons went through a difficult experience recently. It was not something he had anticipated, not a situation he wanted to be in, and changing the situation was going to be painful. No parent wants to see their kid deal with a painful situation. But pain is inevitable
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40 in 40: Lesson #26

  40 in 40: #26 Some weeks I work really long hours. In fact the next 6 months are likely to take quite a few hours per week to accomplish what I want to. I won't be working 80 hours every week but it's going to be a lot. I rarely let my inbox
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40 in 40: Lesson #7

40 in 40: #7 I've been eating breakfast at the Towson Diner on Friday mornings since September 3, 2004. That was the first week of middle school for Caleb. Since then I've had one child in middle school and we have breakfast together Friday mornings. Caleb has done it. Josh has done
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