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January 10th, 2018 – Its a slow process but quitting won’t speed it up

I saw this sign while at my Physical Therapy this morning. It certainly speaks volume about the recovery process, however, I also couldn’t help but think of its applicability to anything in life.

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January 5th, 2018 – Definitely not the good stuff

Going to my first Physiotherapy to come back from my broken arm did not go as desired. The prescription from the orthopedic surgeon mentioned “massage, heat, ice, gentle movement and TENS”. Sounded pretty good to me. My wife said, “don’t […]

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January 2, 2018 – No Surgery

Fractured, yes! Surgery, no! Physical therapy for 2 months but otherwise considered lucky! Mountain Biking – 1, Craig – 0

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Live Like You Were Dying

I don’t make New Years Resolutions. I don’t believe in arbitrary, dividing point in time, commitments. I live a life of continuous improvement instead. However, as a goal, in 2018, I am going to Live Life Like I was Dying.

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Not Every day is a Good Day

Not every day is a good day. Go out tomorrow and make it better than today. Do it.

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Toughness is Built, Not Inherited

I think Chris Carmichael wrote the seminal commentary on this. Essentially, you can always find a reason not to go on a ride or a run – too hot, too cold, too dark, raining, too tired etc. Its only through […]

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Strava is Great when you’re Traveling

I learned this in riding in Austin, TX for the first time. A lot of traffic and intimidating roads. Okay, where do you go for 50 miles of cycling? Pull out Strava, do a local search for local athletes and […]

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FTP Is not a Badge

Its just a measurement. It can and will change over time and while its a good relative indicator of how well you can perform over time, its not a goal itself. FTP is a process measure, not an outcome measure. […]

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Situational Awareness Matters

Key Lesson: Be aware for anything. Pop Quiz: Heading down a narrow causeway at 20MPH and a hawk, carrying a still writhing snake heads straight at your helmet. What do you do? What do you do? Brake. Swerve and Curse. […]

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Heat and Hydration Matter

Key Lesson: Hydrate well for 24hrs before a hot ride This week I had three sets of tempo intervals to complete and then two endurance-miles sessions to complete. Friday afternoon when I went out, I was not well hydrated and […]

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