Around The Blog
It’s been a busy month around the blog. I knocked another thing off of my impossible list when I ran a 10K and learned a lot about what you can do by just showing up. I talked about how waiting can be fatal, how adaptability can be the most important trait you can ever have, what to do in case of emergency and why everything you do is mental. I celebrated my 6 month blogging anniversary and shared 6 lessons I’ve learned in the last 6 months. Reader David asked how I determine when to give up and I answered with one of my longest posts ever [along with some great comments from you guys].
I knocked quite a few things off my impossible list so far this year. I ran a 10K [and finished 2nd place!] and finally finished the 200 squat workout that I started back in August. It took me a while, but I did it. To top it off, I have video proof of it where you get to watch me make awkward faces while doing 200+ squats to some awesome music. If you get a chance, feel free to go heckle Alan Perlman and ask him where his squat video is. He’s supposed to be doing it as well, but hasn’t finished it…yet. In other news, I finished my email series, 1 Week to Impossible. If you’re wanting to get in on it, sign up here, and check it out.
The blogosphere has been quite nice as of late and I was featured a few times this month. One of the highlights was Cori at Big Girl Branding nominating me for her Blog Mastery Award [along with rockstars like Charley Gilkey and Chris Drucker]. Also, Srini from BlogcastFM & Skool of Life fame included me in his up & coming blogging entourage post – Do You Have A Blogging Entourage?. I also was featured in the wonderful Nina Yau’s brand new ebook, The Radical Minimalist along with studs like Leo Babauta, Colin Wright, and studdettes like Tammy Strobel and Miss Minimalist [Fun fact: I'm the only non-minimalist in an entire book on minimalism. I think that means I'm extra radical]. If you haven’t checked Nina out yet, you should. She just quit her dead end corporate job….yesterday! So drop her a line and say hi. She’s got big things in her future.
I’m running a half-marathon this upcoming Saturday. My knee has been nagging me lately, so I’m taking it easy this week and icing it a lot in hopes that it will be ready to run 13.1 this weekend. *crosses fingers*
This is probably going to be the last race of the year. It gets pretty cold here in the Midwest and unless I randomly feel like running in a blizzard race, I’ll probably be winding things down on the races front. As I’m winding down the outdoor races, I will be working on several other projects to keep me busy, sane and continue to keep knocking things off the impossible list. to help with that, I’m beginning work on a business project in super secret stealth mode. What’s it about? Its in stealth mode, remember? So I could tell you, but if I did, I’d have to kill you. I will be letting you guys know more about it as I get it a little more fleshed out, but in the meantime, be patient, it’s coming…
One More Thing
I’m writing a book! Or an ebook rather. Actually I hate that word, but there aren’t any good alternative names I’ve come up with. If you can come up with a better name, let me know and I’ll send you some Halloween candy [or maybe just a copy of Gary Vee's book "Crush It"]. I’ve been meaning to write a [insert your alternative ebook name here] for a while, but like I mentioned last week, if I want to do something, I have to put my balls on the line. So there we go. It’s happening. The goal is to have it out by New Years. Get pumped.
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As usual, thanks for any and all support you guys do give. I appreciate it a ton. Thank you for all you do and keep on doing the impossible