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We all know the physical benefits to running. However, people who don’t run, often miss the non-physical ones. Here are three.
Tell me this hasn’t happened to you: At the end of the year, you brainstorm several goals. You start the New Year full of determination and enthusiasm. But after several weeks, you get distracted and lose ground. Months later you realize you’ve made no real progress. You either feel lousy and quit, or feel lousy […]
I’ve been running for years now. It’s an essential part of my health and fitness—and even my business. But if you’re like me, there could be something missing from your workout routine. Almost two years ago I set some significant health-related goals, and I hired a personal trainer to help me reach them. He evaluated […]
For the last few days, I have been thinking about how to achieve really big goals. How do you do really hard things? How do you push through the inertia that threatens to keep you in your current state? How do you increase your probability of accomplishing what you set out to do? Whether you are trying to write a book, lose a bunch of weight, overcome an addiction, or land a new job, I believe these six items will help you achieve your goal.
Together they were an icon of the world Martin Luther King envisioned when he thundered , I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ … The first 50 people who sign up to be part of our Powered by Hope Team will receive the following FREE benefits: A complete online training plan Weekly group training in Nashville with the Jeff Galloway organization Weekly training and motivational tips for your training journey Official team jersey and t-shirt Friday luncheon before the race (April 23) with me at the Thomas Nelson headquarters Private tour of the Thomas Nelson facilities Race day group photo Private VIP team tent at race finish Here is what you provide as a team member: $105 registration fee for the Country Music Half Marathon Donations totaling a minimum of $1,000 (special prizes for those raising $2,000 or more) Refund of the $105 registration fee if you meet your fundraising minimum Transportation and lodging to the race and other events (April 23–24) Run or walk the Country Music Half (or Full) Marathon Note: The deadline for registration is Friday, January 15th at midnight, CDT.
”Let’s be honest. You ate too much high octane food during the holidays. The weather outside was bitter cold, so you ditched your exercise program. You haven’t darkened the door of the gym since the week after Thanksgiving. And the scale doesn’t lie: you’ve gained a few pounds.” This is the conversation I had with myself in the mirror on New Year’s day.
After I finished reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, I bought a pair of Vibram FiveFingers shoes. I have been running in them now for five weeks. I am loving them. The only negative is that I am continuously having to explain them to curious strangers. In fact, three people stopped me today in the space of three miles.
f you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am runner. I didn’t start until age 50, so I am making up for lost time. I just finished a fascinating book on running by Christopher McDougall. It is called Born to Run. At the end of this post, I will tell you how to get a copy free.
My goal is for 150 of our Thomas Nelson employees to run the half marathon this year. This represents about 25% of our post lay-off workforce. I don’t know about you, but after the holidays, I am feeling more motivated than ever to get myself in shape.
So Lindsey Nobles, my Director of Corporate Communications, produced this simple 6-minute video with the help of David Woodard at Literary Video. In it, our Nashville employees talk about their experience. I can’t wait until next year.
In late December of 2007, I issued the 2008 Half Marathon Challenge. An amazing 135 of our employees participated in the event and participated. It was my second half marathon, and I enjoyed it even more than last year.