If You’re Going Through Hell

Really struggling four months after my half ironman, I was on the precipice of learning a valuable lesson. I was sick, whether a with cold, GI bug, or some other virus every other week. In fact, I was sick during the process of writing and editing my last blog post – 70.3 Miles Into the […]

70.3 Miles Into The Pain Cave To Find “Why”

A good friend asked me to join him in completing a half Ironman, also known as the Ironman 70.3 for the 70.3 miles covered in the race – a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride, and 13.1-mile run, respectively.  At the time, I thought he was off his rocker.  How in the world did he (a […]

The Friction Principal

“I just don’t have time.”  “I don’t have the motivation after work to do that.”  “It saves me time to pick up some drive-through on the way home so I can spend more time with my family.”  “I can’t seem to overcome this craving every single night.”  “It’s the easiest thing to grab when my […]

The Power Of 7 Minutes

In medical school, I easily spent 30 to 40 hours per week in class, and an additional 30 to 40 hours studying on my own.  In residency, we commonly worked 60 to “80” hours (in quotes because there was an 80 hour “limit”, and those who have been through it will catch my meaning) per […]


Yes, I’m a nerd, and you other nerds likely caught the reference already.  My oldest son, Uriah, and I have been listening to the Harry Potter books together, and the other weekend we were listening to The Order of the Phoenix on our way to a Rocky Mountain Nationals wrestling tournament in Pueblo.  Little did […]