Ryan and Katie

Doing Hard Things Together...  Katie At last check, about 1000 people have seen Ryan and I dump it in the Yellow Dog River.    I just rewatched it myself, if only to catch the laughter.  Coming from me.  Heading in to the Team HAMR, there was no way I could have anticipated what it would... Continue Reading →

Busy is a state of mind

This post is dedicated to Instagramer nickythefish395. Say No more. It gets sticky when other people press their urgent issues onto my plate. I need to remind myself to choose words carefully. I don't have time for that sounds like I'm too busy when, in-fact, it simply means it's not a priority at this moment.... Continue Reading →

Elements of Adventure

Endeavor: a catalyst. An intertwining of what you want to do and why culminating in action. A reminder we were not put here to punch a time-clock. Uncertainty: the gateway to adversity. Fear has always been the gatekeeper. Master of doubt. He whispers in your ear. You're not good enough, not strong enough, not on the same... Continue Reading →

Roy

Sledge HAMR was like nothing I’ve ever done before and it was amazing. With the unannounced 1-hour warning prior to the start time caused us to do as much of the prep work for the race before we went to bed as we could. Waking up to “Africa” by Toto blasting at 4:00 a.m. was... Continue Reading →

Pete

When I originally signed up for the SledgeHAMR race, I knew it was going to be hard, 187 miles hard. When the HAMR crew set the course with enhanced gravel, they weren't lying. We came across everything, and you better be prepared for a very long day in the saddle. The terrain was incredible. You... Continue Reading →

Do you widen home plate?

John Scolinos Disclaimer: I didn't write this. What you're about to read is a copy of something a friend shared with me. If you're a parent, grandparent, teacher, or coach you should take a minute and consider the message. In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended... Continue Reading →

MATT’S #UNFINISHEDBUSINESS

I received a hand written letter last fall. Who the hell writes hand written letters anymore? Matthew O'Meara, that's who. Matt is in his mid-30's, married with two kids and working for a small bank somewhere in Wisconsin. He's one of us. A regular guy, husband, dad, friend, community member... He didn't say this but... Continue Reading →

Jacob Henriksen

January 2014. Jacob weighs nearly 450 pounds. In 2007 he had a seizure. Medical complications forced him to retire. From 2010-2013 he worked minimum wage jobs to make ends meet. There were dark moments. He felt things would never change. He feared he would never become a contributing member of society. "I used a little... Continue Reading →

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