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Five Things I've Learned in Five Months of Self Employment

It's the fifth day of the fifth month and it's a Friday so it's a fortuitous day to do a "Five Things" post, don't you think? Fittingly, it's also 5 months of self employment for me (amazing that I've littered a sentence with a bunch of F's and not one of them is an F-bomb, ha!) Anyway, I can't believe it's been 5 months! Time flies when you're doing what you love. That being said, being self...

2016: The Year of Change

I had lofty goals for 2016. I was feeling good and felt like I was on track to hit those goals come June. And then I tore my hamstring and everything kinda fell apart. I lost my focus and my mojo for a while. At the time I was devastated. But looking back I feel like that might have been a blessing. Work was incredibly busy at that point, we were getting ready to renovate our basement in order to...

Better than Expected: 2015 Year In Review

How is it almost the end of the year already? This year absolutely FLEW by. To be honest I'm happy to see the end of this year. It wasn't awesome, but it wasn't horrible either - It was just kinda "meh". It wasn't a HECK YEAH kind of year like some of my previous years (2013 in particular) I did get to race a fair bit this year but I never raced at 100%. There was always some kind of niggle or...

Weekend? What Weekend?

Oh hey Monday, how did you get here so quickly? Right, I didn't really have a weekend. BUT, I can't really complain about that since I chose to fill it up. And, I had a lot of fun. I'm sure you're probably wondering what the heck I'm talking about, right? This past weekend I did my NCCP Triathlon Community Coach certification. This now means I'm a certified triathlon coach (yippeee!). There are...