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  When my alarm went off and the rain was still coming down I thought “Is it ever going to warm up?, it sure would be really nice to take a run or ride my bike when it’s not wet out!!”  I then thought of this very picture below that I saw on Pinterest: I know rainy days are not necessarily the be...
03/09/2015
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Thursday night I was able to attend Kendall’s (my Sophomore daughter) cross country banquet at Kingwood High School.  The team placed 3rd in the State, setting numerous records along the way.  Towards the conclusion of the venue the coaches called the varsity runners up by name and shared somethi...
11/16/2014
  I absolutely love this time of year.  November brings unbelievable weather and welcomes in our most cherished holidays.   I had several experiences this weekend that caused me to reflect back on training I received from the Disney Leadership Institute a few years ago.  The theme of this particu...
11/02/2014
This weekend a recently made friend said to me, “Your energy and need for adventure is unlike anything I’ve witnessed.  You must’ve scared your parents to death as a kid”.   The truth is, as a teenager I was known by a small group of friends as being very small, really quiet, and insecure.  I saw...
10/20/2014
This morning my wife Cindy left town for a week, volunteering as a leader for a Christian youth girls camp in Dallas.  My two teenage daughters leave tomorrow for the camp, leaving me with two boys and our youngest daughter Phoebe.   After sending Cindy off I had breakfast with Phoebe.  She said,...
06/23/2014
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As some of you know I ran the Boston Marathon on April 21st, Patriots Day.  Part of my preparation included reading 1776 by David McCullough.  David McCullough details the events leading to the American Revolution, the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the leadership of so many inclu...
05/20/2014
Happy Monday and Hello May.   Friday night my daughter Kendall asked me if I was running Saturday morning.  I told her I was thinking about it but not entirely sure.  She then said “C’mon dad if you can run Boston with those ribs you can do a morning run with me”.   I told her I’d love to run wit...
05/04/2014
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It started with a challenge in June of 2012 when my brother-in-law Steve told me I should try and qualify to run in the Boston Marathon.  7 months later, January 2013, I qualified for Boston by running a marathon (26.2 miles) in 3 hours and 7 minutes, placing 3rd overall in my first race.  3 week...
04/23/2014
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  In July we as a family came up with a family theme.  We wanted something that would be easy for the kids to remember.  Something that would bind us together, something we could state out loud that would serve as a powerful reminder as to how we approach challenges, commitments, and the love we ...
09/30/2013
21 years ago, at the age of 19, I left the safety of my home in Kingwood TX to serve a two-year service mission in a very poor part of Mexico.  It was the scariest thing I had ever done.  I had never been away from home for more than a week, I did not speak Spanish, my self-confidence was low, an...
07/15/2013
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