Race Report Ironman 70.3 Philippines August 23, 2010 Tuesday, 8:00 pm Beginning of the race I was scared of the cut-off. It’s one thing to do a 1.9k swim, 90k bike, and then a 21k run. It’s another to finish that swim in 1 hour 10 minutes, finish the bike 6 hours from the start and finish the run within 8 hours from the starting … Continue reading A Half Ironman & Never Giving Up
November 18, 2011 2:35 pm I ran the other day and it was a hard run to get through. It was hot, I still haven’t lost the extra pounds, and my lower legs were still sore from strength training two days before. I also wasn’t feeling too motivated. I’ve been in a funk recently and I woke up that day realizing that I’ve been waking … Continue reading What Matters Is How Many Times You Kept on Running
June 14, 2011 8:14 am If ever you’ve gone through trying to figure out your place in the world, you understand the weighing and mental back and forth that goes with making big decisions. You try to match your passions with the reality of the world. You try to figure out how to make a life and make a living and fight between your dreams … Continue reading Making Big Life Decisions
When we were in our 20’s I had coffee with a friend who was going to Barcelona to study art and get an MA. I remember how struck I was with her passion for art, how it connects with her and how it can move others. I remember her saying it was like this is what she always wanted ever since she was small. And … Continue reading What If I’m Not Good Enough?
January 18, 2012. 8:08 pm. When you get in touch with your passions and those that have naturally been motivating you, the next question is: Now what do I do with them? Here are some of the things I’ve seen, learned, and throw back to my class (and anyone who asks): Passion & calls aren’t just about what you feel like doing or just self … Continue reading I Think I Know My Passion. Now What?
March 8, 2012. 6:15 am. We share the significant experiences and insights of our lives. And I suspect for leaders, this is where they get their sense of purpose. I was going to ask my class last night to try to put words to these significant lessons they have learned so far. And to be fair, I thought I’d do it myself too. After 30 … Continue reading My Five Big Life Lessons
I was lucky to have been invited to speak to the alumni of the Ninoy and Cory Leadership Journey. My topic was “Finding God in My Busy Life.” Right before my talk, two gentlemen walked in to give their talk to a younger group — both of them in their own way have dedicated their lives to this country and those who need it most. … Continue reading Small Scale Change Strategy
Here’s the story. In 2010, I did my first marathon: the first Bull Runner Dream Marathon. Five minutes after crossing the finish line, I found myself thinking, “I want to do this again. And I want to do it better next time.” Just Getting To The Starting Line By November 2012 I had planned for a marathon in February 2013. After a great 2012 triathlon … Continue reading What Are You Made Of?
A few years ago, I led a spin class every Monday. About 50 minutes into the one hour ride, we hit the last of 4 high intensity intervals. Right before they have to stand up off their seats, this part of Simple Mind’s “Alive and Kicking” plays: What you gonna do when things go wrong? What you gonna do when it all cracks up? What … Continue reading What Ya Gonna Do?
February 2, 2014 Someone asked me that recently in the office. The conversation (the way I remember it now) went: “Why do you teach in school & continue to teach here at work? Why are you always teaching?” (In the blink of an eye with a smile on my face — knowing that the answer would be personal & instructive at the same time… or … Continue reading Why Do You Teach?