Why I Run

FullSizeRender-5Earlier this week I got a notification from my Nike+ Running App. The App urged me to pledge to run as many miles as I could this week. For every mile I ran, Bank Of America would donate 40 cents to (RED), a charity which looks to end the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

40 cents a mile doesn’t sound like all that much. But I’m a supporter of the (RED) organization and I know how far even that small amount can go. So I’ve pledged to run this week and add my miles to the tally. I encourage you to download the app and do the same.

It wasn’t a hard decision for me to make. I probably would have gone running a couple of times this week anyway.

But what I’m starting to realize is having a reason to run that’s bigger than myself is the best kind of motivation for me. Continue reading

The Next Level

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Seeing Nike’s latest commercial all over college football this weekend got me thinking – Is winning really everything?

Sure, it’s nice to see ourselves ahead on the scoreboard. It feels good to get the win every now and then. And we should always strive to be the best at what we do.

But maybe winning isn’t everything. Continue reading