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Holiday Greetings

I get a little emotional at this time of year. Those of you that know me well understand how much I love the holiday season. I am still a firm believer in Santa Claus and the holiday spirit burns bright within me. From the holiday music to the changing of the seasons to the thought of snow…it all makes me constantly giddy.

Please take this holiday season to give yourself a big pat on the back for the things you have accomplished this year…as well as a firm kick in the butt to get you started on the goals you will tackle in 2012. The holidays are a time to reconnect with family and friends that have supported you on your journey. Continue reading


October Update and Date Night

These last few months have been very busy for me. With the kids going back to school, camps all over the U.S. and a major undertaking still on my horizon, it seems like I have had no downtime at all this year.

One thing that I look forward to every week is date night with my wife. I feel that, oftentimes, relationships with the people we care about most also seem to suffer the most when we get busy with either training or work. I am making it a personal goal to shift this paradigm in my head. I’m doing this by scheduling the most important time first. For me, that is time with my wife first, kids second and work third. Sometimes I take Lori’s time for granted and put it off because we “understand” each other. I’m working on that, because my time with her becomes personal time when I can relax, let go and speak about things most dear to my heart. I am rambling a bit about this subject, but I want to emphasize the importance of restoring yourself by restoring your relationships with those that mean the most to you–it is critical for long-term happiness! Continue reading

Balance Balance Balance

The Tour is a very interesting time for me personally. Versus has given me the opportunity to be a part of the biggest cycling event in the world with France being one of the most exciting backdrops to work from. I love the Tour and I love being as close to the action as I can get. The excitement leading up to this year’s Tour was the biggest and best in a long time. We had all the sport’s best riders in top form fighting for the most coveted jersey in the world: The Maillot Jaune. For me, just getting to experience that entire battle firsthand is something that I never take for granted. The work itself however is long and often difficult. I often find doing the interviews and stand-up spots challenging. It may look easy when watching the TV, but having a camera in your face as you describe something complicated, knowing a million viewers are watching, takes practice and experience. I continually try to refine my techniques, but in the end, like Malcolm Gladwell said, the more you do something, the better you get at it. Continue reading