Everything you need to know to run your first Spartan Race

Everything you need to know to run your first Spartan Race

AROO, AROO, AROO!!!

So...you want to run a Spartan Race do ya?

First, let's find out what who the Spartans were, and what their culture was like.

In his book, "The Spartans", Paul Cartledge dives into the culture of these ancient warrior heroes. They were raised and bred for battle and war. These warriors have been made famous by movies such as "300" and "300:Rise of an Empire."

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Engineer Your Morning to Bullet-Proof Your Day.

Engineer Your Morning to Bullet-Proof Your Day.

WE HAVE ALL HEARD THAT THE MORNING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE DAY.

...but do we actually believe it?

Do you want to know how to bullet-proof your day?

  1. Wake up early

  2. Exercise

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Insights From a Triathlete

Insights From a Triathlete

His name is John Adams. I met with him at Starbucks in Sandusky, OH. When he walked in, he was glowing with energy. You can tell that he is motivated and focused. There is a calm confidence that radiates from him. He stands about 5' 5 1/2”, has a solid build and his chest is broad like that of a strong swimmer. He is lean and clean cut. He is 61 years old but doesn't look a day over 50, and has the lean and muscular body of a man in his early 30's.

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Is paying off my debt worth it?

Is paying off my debt worth it?

IS PAYING OFF YOUR DEBT WORTH IT?

You wake up in the morning, still trying to recover from the late night of Netflix watching and mountain dew. Another day in the grind...you have contemplated many times quitting your job and doing something else, but you need this job to afford the lifestyle that you live. If you don't get your paycheck, then the car payment won't get paid. The student loans will just sit and accumulate more interest, as you put them in forbearance.

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Epic Workout Music Playlist

Epic Workout Music Playlist

CREATING A WORKOUT PLAYLIST

There are a couple of things that need to be established when creating an epic workout playlist

  1. It needs to be perfect for the workout at hand
    • If you are lifting weights, it needs to be something upbeat and heavier

    • If you are running, songs about running are good, and so are songs that have a cadence, like Jackson Browne's 1977 hit, "Running on Empty"

    • If you are walking swimming or doing yoga, you might want to consider something soft and trancelike.
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Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

I’ll never forget being in Navy boot camp, It was one of the most challenging, physical, and worthwhile experiences of my life. Within a couple weeks I was named the RPOC (Recruit Petty Officer) of Ship’s staff. Which meant I was responsible for overseeing the maintenance, cleanliness and leadership of the entire berth. There were 4 divisions in a berth, and about 12 sailors from each berth. That meant I was responsible for about 48 other sailors. This was the first experience that I had in leadership. I had no idea what to do.

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What are you telling yourself?

What are you telling yourself?

If you quietly listen to your internal dialogue right now, what are you telling yourself? 

 

Honestly, take a few seconds just to listen to your inner voice. 

 

Interesting isn't it, you have just mastered the art of actively listening to your "Self Talk". Wasn't it slightly refreshing, being able to tune everything out and just listen? 

 

This is quite possibly one of the most over looked life-hacking tools you can have in your repertoire. In a sense, actively listening to your internal dialogue, is the same as meditation. Meditation does not require us to light the incense, get into cross legged position and put on some Dubstep music channel on YouTube. The only requirement for meditation is that you are present with your thoughts. 

 

So, what did you hear? Did you feel refreshed or overwhelmed?

Most of the time, we still have a million thoughts running through our minds. Push past it, ...it might take a minute, but you will start to feed yourself thoughts or words.

Whether the words you use are positive or negative, is what I want to focus on.

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