7 Day Integrity Challenge

It’s 4am and I cannot sleep. I got my tinted glassed on, taken magnesium and nada. Zilch. It’s been an issue for a little while now, and while I’m naturally a night-time person, I’ve found that sometimes, when I can’t sleep – it’s not a physiological problem, it’s psychological. In other words, there’s some idea bouncing…  continue reading > 

How To Harness The Power Of Reference Points – A Practical Guide To Pushing Your Limits

Today’s topic is something that I’ve talked a lot about – pushing your limits. I’ve talked about this a thousand times in various interviews, but I’ve never written it down anywhere on the site. Today, that changes. Buckle up – this one’s a doozy. How To Push Your Limits – The Power of Reference Points…  continue reading > 

50 Years For 70 Bucks


A year or so ago, I was driving through Yellowstone National Park with my brother. Snow had piled up quite high and there was an avalanche warning in effect as long as the sun was up – so all the cars coming into the park had to wait until sunset to pass through. We parked…  continue reading > 

Concerning “Real Life”

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Over the past few months, I’ve received a lot of emails that say something like this: “What you’re doing is cool but, you know, eventually you have to come back to real life. You can’t do this forever…” This isn’t new. When I started this blog, people said the same thing, but it seems to have picked up even…  continue reading > 

Productivity Advice From My 16 Year Old Self


I didn’t realize it then, but when I was in high school, I was somehow crazy productive. I sometimes look back and wonder how I fit everything all in. I did basketball, volleyball, 2-a-days, school, advanced classes, honors society, music, and friends – all at once. And I still had free time to jack around –…  continue reading > 

This Simple Exercise Made Me A Better Runner (and Only Takes 10 Minutes)


Over the last couple of months, I’ve been doing a lot of recovery work. After getting my tendon messed up during the first race of the 777 project, I realized that I’m going to have to do a lot of active recovery in order to stay healthy while putting my body through hell. I’m not…  continue reading >