Become an expert at something!

Become an expert at something!

How many things do you use on a daily basis in which you actually know how the item works?  Take my car for example, I know how to turn it on, I even know how to drive it, but how does it really work?  If it won’t start, or begins to make funny noises, I’ll open the hood, and peer inside just for show, but the brilliance of the engine is lost on me. I know that my refrigerator keeps things cold, and my oven makes things hot, but other…

Gym memberships

Gym memberships

Millennials turning to more expensive boutique-type fitness studios that offer a tailored exercise experience – read a recent headline from the LA times The above headline and its accompanying article recently got my running shoes tied in knots.  Exercise need not be expensive.  As an aspiring financial humorist, and chronic exerciser allow me to examine the topic. Is there an industry more trendy then fitness?  I think not, allowing perhaps for the nutrition / diet industries which are really all just different legs of the same stool.  As a professional…

How do you get to work? Options other than by car.

How do you get to work? Options other than by car.

Some days, I exercise for two hours, yet it only costs me an hour of my day.  As a lover of exercise, this ratio suits me just fine.  I accomplish this feet by combining exercise with my daily commute.  Allow me to explain; my car commute averages around 30 minutes each way depending on traffic.  Traffic, by the way, is something you never want to depend on.  My wife and I work, but in towns that are not in proximity to each other.  Wisely, we thought, let’s get a house…

It’s Hot you will still Run!

It’s Hot you will still Run!

As I sit at the computer and begin to type, I’m sweaty.  My arms stick to the desk, my shirt is stuck to me, and I may or may not smell.  Its August, the temp is around 90 and the humidity is belly deep on a cat (if it gets any higher, they’ll drown as they can’t swim).  Today is the type of day any athlete dreads, especially a runner.  Days like today, are days you must just slog through, pace will suffer, your effort will feel labored, and your…

Fitness or Finance – Make the Decisions Automatic

Fitness or Finance – Make the Decisions Automatic

Being physically fit is hard work, I know because I have eyes.  If it were easy I’d see lots more fit people, but sadly, most of us appear in various stages of dilapidation.  If people were houses, most would be labeled as handyman specials. As the father of a two sons ages 2 and 11 days, I’m currently struggling to get my workouts completed.  The older one can’t always be talked into stroller rides while I run, and the little one is to small.  Just this morning, I had grand…