Revisiting My Morning Routine

Awhile back, I published a blog post on building a routine for the perfect morning. The piece was titled “Rock the First Hour of Your Day” and included some habits like preparing the night before, eating a solid meal, avoiding the snooze button, and prioritizing the items on your to-do list. Since I now work […]

Buy the Internet You Want to Read

Each month, I donate somewhere in the neighborhood of $15-$20 to publishers across the internet. It’s no large┬ásum by any means. In reality, if I just refrain from eating one meal out or make an espresso at home a few afternoons during the week, that money will fully be recouped. Why dish out $20 a […]

The Evolution of Fitness Trackers

Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing some of the most advanced fitness trackers on the market (including one that can predict and quantify your movements in the gym). At the same time, I’ve also expressed┬ámy hesitations on the current push for the quantified self movement. Currently, I feel like the […]

Hustling in the Margins

For two years at the end of my graduate school career, I was borderline obsessed with work. I had relatively strict wake-up times set for myself. When the alarm went off in the morning, I would head straight to the computer and start tackling items from my to-do list that mainly involved writing. My goal […]

Writing Routine

One of my main goals throughout all of 2014 is to improve my writing. I started back in 2011 as an outlet to share some fitness ideas and knowledge that I was attaining through my own research and working with clients. Eventually, it spawned into something bigger, allowing me to freelance quite a bit in […]

Professional Amatuer

My goal is to be the dumbest person in the room. In Portland recently, I grabbed some beers with Nate Green, a writer and fitness leader that I respect. We were talking about the fitness industry as a whole and discussing why we both decided to leave personal training. Nate currently works for Precision Nutrition […]

Becoming Numb

I remember the first time Charlotte and I had dinner in Boulder after we moved from Denver. We were sitting at a restaurant down on Pearl Street. The foothills of the Rocky Mountains towered high above us. We were so close it felt like you could reach out and touch the mountains. Coming from Florida, […]