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Posts Tagged ‘Going for it

Success and Thank Yous!

November 12, 2010

I won my race. Not the Over Fifty Novice race — the race with myself.

Gotta Get a Faster Start

November 6, 2010

I got toasted off the line in the first moto…hit a guy who fell on this huge hill and laid the bike over. I kept it running and got it off the track and back on, only lost about 45 seconds.

Racing Update

November 4, 2010

Last Saturday’s practice was great! We dialed in the bikes, double checked the gear, rode a few laps to make sure, and we’re traveling today. As I was putting my bike and gear on the truck to send it to California, I remembered the words of one of my coaching clients who needed to release […]

How To Use Fear to Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

March 18, 2010

Our state of mind is like a lens that filters and influences our interpretation of reality. When we’re afraid, everything scares us. When we’re ecstatic, everything seems funny.

The Olympic Experience

February 22, 2010

But it’s the crowd, the vibe, the energy that makes this experience Olympian. It’s restorative to the body, mind, and soul to be around so many people who know where they’re going and going there happy.

Going For It, Smart!

February 17, 2010

At the end of the day we each have to decide if we are going to play it safe or if we are we going to go for it. Never make the mistake that guts and smarts are at odds

Vancouver Nails It!

February 17, 2010

In Vancouver, they’re willing to stand around a little to make sure their guests don’t.

Olympic Torch Arrives in Whistler!

February 7, 2010

What an amazing sight as the Olympic Torch arrives in Whistler in advance of this week’s opening ceremonies. A crowd of 10,000 greeted the torch!

May Have Found My New Sport

January 23, 2010

I just got off the bobsled in Park City…. What a hoot!  We did 77 mph! Pat Brown the coach of the Jamaican Bobsled Team was our driver!  I may have found my new sport! Pictures soon!


January 23, 2010

Make your life what you want it to be–we’ll always have to deal with fear, so we might as well face it down