The Callings

Originally posted on The Better Man Project ™:
“Bruce had me up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-two minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a half minutes…

Over the past few days I noticed something new.  Today I was driving around Portland after my posing class with no true agenda or place to go.  Cruising along with the windows down and no radio on. (another change that has happened…more silence) Then it hit me.  Here I am in Oregon.  I have not …

Without My Eyes

Originally posted on The Better Man Project ™:
Close your eyes kid. Close your eyes and begin to see. What do you see? What colors are there? Where are you walking? Who is around you? What are you wearing? What are the smells? Where in the world are you? Are you in one place? Are you…

It isn’t easy to stay in the present.  Planning, working toward a goal, fitting it all in somehow.  I woke up this morning and had thoughts of all the things I should be doing, but my body was tired.  I took a deep breath and told myself to take this moment and do what my …

Work ethic – the principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward. I’ve been asked many times how can you do what you do for so long. The simple answer is that I haven’t reached my goal yet. The deeper answer to this really boils down to my commitment level and my …

Train, eat, sleep, and what are the rest of these thoughts?

Today has been wonderful.  Started off my day with a run in the park about 6am this morning.  It was gorgeous.  Really took it all in.  No music.  Nature has a way of bringing a calmness to your mind.  It is a way to take you out of the crazy everyday world and helps to …

There are so many changes being made in my life.  Changes that I am directing, molding, and straight out working hard for.  I am in a very good space right now.  I have really opened my eyes and started seeing things in a whole new light. The more I am seeing the more I am …

Today I found myself in deep thought as I was exploring Portland’s Pearl District.  Adorable downtown area with cute boutiques, coffee shops, parks, interesting people watching, and a ton of fun looking restaurants.  It finally was sunny today after 3 straight days of rain.  I was so happy to see the sun.  The grey skies …

In my life I have accomplished many things, survived some terrifying situations, got stuck in depression, and have had some amazing happy times.  I have always strived to do well.  I like to put in more work than average and bring in good results in most situations.  I say most situations because until recently I …

Hitting the road…..

Started my day at 4am this morning.  Left home by 5:30am headed to my Coach Mouss El Bakkouchi’s home town of Beaverton, Oregon.  Driving out as I am here for the next 4 weeks as I strive to reach my goal. The drive took 11 hours.  Though it was long time went by fast thanks …