Grit and Post-ecstatic Growth on the Appalachian Trail

Stretching Out of Your Comfort Zone

Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail has always been an adventure for me. Mountain top experiences, beautiful scenery, meeting interesting people, and spending time with friends. However, there is a price to pay. Preparation involves days, at least for me, and the soreness from blisters, lost toenails, and aching muscles and knees makes this an adventure […]

REV3 Half Triathlon – Building Character, Fulfilling Dreams, And Another Check Off The Bucket List

5 Things I Learned

  Lake Erie doesn’t taste any better than Lake Michigan (at last year’s Chicago Triathlon) Tolstoy: Adversity builds character. John Wooden: Adversity reveals character. Mularski: Adversity builds and reveals character. Some participants’ bodies were not built to get through this race – determination and the willingness to endure of the human spirit once a worthy […]

What’s The Next Check On Your Bucketlist?

Taking the plunge into the Chicago Triathlon

Some things I learned participating in the Olympic distance Chicago Triathlon: 1. Lake Michigan does not taste good. 2. 61 degree water temp is as cold as it sounds 3. The plants growing in Lake Michigan don’t taste good either. 4. I don’t ever want to pay $73 to park again at the Chicago Hilton. […]

Maximizing Meaning at the Matterhorn

Happiness in life is all about getting another point of view. Finding a higher purpose is admittedly easier with good weather and a spectacular view of the Matterhorn, but you don’t have to go far. Where is your place to slow down and think to know where you are going in life? How are you […]