Tag Archives: goal-setting

You don’t say

Early in my career, I worked two years for a non-profit organization. Our job as District Executives was to increase membership and raise money to provide programs for youth. That meant we had to set goals and make projections based on … Continue reading

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This is your moment

Yesterday while having dental work done, it occurred to me how few people in this world actually live and work in the moment. So let me describe the scene yesterday. The dentist I visit is a wonderful Muslim woman with … Continue reading

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The Endurance Athlete Matrix and how it can help you plan your life

The world of endurance athletes can often seem complex. Balancing priorities can be tough when there are so many activities to balance. It can help to have a tool to step back and assess your efforts. The above graphic illustrates the primary activities … Continue reading

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Are relationships the most important part of your training and racing?

By Christopher Cudworth Way back when a book titled The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner was published, people were beginning to more deeply consider what it meant to engage in a solo activity as profound as running long distances. … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Tell If Your Next Workout is Really “Worth It”

By Christopher Cudworth  People who are not professional athletes still have legitimate goals for their workouts. In the face of pressing work schedules or family obligations, it can be difficult to determine how much time to put into your workout … Continue reading

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Orange Crush redux

By Christopher Cudworth Ask me why I take pictures of things run over on the road and I’ll share the reason that the road is a transient place, its surface is ever changing, and there is something symbolic about that … Continue reading

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How running and riding help conquer your fears

By Christopher Cudworth Fear is the emotion that too commonly keeps people from reaching their potential in all phases of life. We fear failure. We fear success. We fear rejection. We fear lack of will. We fear the unknown. We … Continue reading

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Unintentional cross training sometimes the best

As freshman in high school I entered the sport of cross country and found a true love. Nothing was better than running as fast as one could go in the woods and fields. Training was hard. Sometimes my skinny legs … Continue reading

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Paying it forward as a runner, teacher and coach

Cathy Ganshirt Morlock has long been a successful educator in the Marion, Virginia school system where when she teaches 5th grade students. In 2012 she was named the district’s Teacher of the Year for her leadership and best practices in … Continue reading

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Have you made your November Resolutions yet?

By Christopher Cudworth January 1 is actually a little late to make resolutions if you are planning to make 2013 a better year than 2012. However if you’re not reading this until January, the suggestions below are still highly valuable … Continue reading

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