I never use headphones when I am training. Even on two hour long jogs around Boston, I can’t bring myself to fill my ears with noise. Because I always have noise in my head and training gives me a break from it all. And we all have it, the noise, it invades our minds if we … Continue reading The Noise In My Head
On February 8, we in Boston all suffered under the snowy weight of Blizzard Nemo. The 8th was a Friday, and so most offices shut down, mine included, as the snow came down fast and heavy. Governor Patrick began enforcing a complete travel ban on all roads. Even I, a lifelong New Englander, admit that … Continue reading Are Vacations Possible?
My flight was cancelled. The office is closed. Our terrific view of the harbor has been obliterated by massive amounts of snow. The only thing I can see are birds trying in vain to manage the high winds outside our windows. The ships have been moved from wherever they are stored and pushed up against … Continue reading Unintended Consequences of Extreme Weather
The to-do list has grown long and my patience has grown short. Funny how those two things have such an intensely inverse relationship. STRESS. It comes with any pursuit that requires a modicum of prolonged effort. It’s a part of achievement. It’s a part of fulfillment. It’s a part of enjoyment. And yet stress is … Continue reading Stress Is My Motivation