Tag Archives: PNW

Stopping the war with time

We are a culture of bandaids…..of temporary fixes……of trying resurrection versus changing our behavior. We always seem to want to be anywhere but where we actually are.  We manipulate time according to our own definitions.  We complain of the waste … Continue reading

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In the Below

4am the alarm jolts me up out of bed– but let’s be honest….the anxiety of oversleeping had me awake at 12:00……1:30…….2:15…….3:30………. Luggage, snow shoes, backpack….all a part of the essentials needed for this trip as we catch a Lyft to … Continue reading

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Failure

I learned how failure is essential for growth and confidence from my dog Frida. We were hiking in a heavily bouldered area.  Already a tough task for a human—-an even tougher task for a long bodied, short legged canine. We … Continue reading

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when you know

I had the sense of relief that comes from knowing that you have done the hardest of all the things you have to do, and the independence that come from having done something very difficult and important to yourself, even … Continue reading

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Changes

We are coming up on 5 years this October.  I look in the mirror each morning and think, “You are doing this?!!” It’s nothing at all like I thought.  I had no idea my vision looked like this and now … Continue reading

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The silence of the fight

Stillness and silence are difficult places to exist.  In our commercial and instantaneous world, tons of distractions kick in to help us avoid facing ourselves.  We live in the noise and expect that we can escape later to the quiet … Continue reading

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Dialing in

It’s already the Friday before competition.  It seems like this weekend would never come and all the sudden it is smack dab in front of me. I’m not even fighting but I’m getting those same feelings as when I did. … Continue reading

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Accountability

Being a coach is a fine balance between being accountable to oneself and holding others accountable.  I’ve referenced before how often others don’t see coaches as human beings with fallibility…..Coach/client-boxer-etc… relationships are a fine line of balance with complicated boundaries. … Continue reading

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A Mountainous Experience

This weekend a friend and I summited Mt. St. Helens.  It was honestly the hardest hike I have ever done.  Mt. Baker, Long’s Peak and one other peak in Colorado are close but not as horrendous as this one. Every … Continue reading

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Preparation

12 Minutes.  That’s it.  12 minutes. The training is at a minimum 60 minutes X 6 days X however many months.  We clock in close to 4000 minutes to complete 12! During our training,  I’ve asked my fighter to suffer … Continue reading

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