Monday, July 26, 2010

Ironman 2.0

I hit the send button on my registration for the 2011 IRONMAN in LAKE PLACID next July. It seemed crazy that I sat in front of the computer waiting for 12:00pm est to arrive (at first). That is until at 12:30pm my friend Rachel called to tell me that registration is closed out!!!

Fortunately, I had made the cut. She'll make it in through the Community Fund, so all that matters is that we'll have a collection of friends up there competing next year.

Even though the event is 12 months away I went to the Chiropractor today to start getting the body put back in place. While there my body was making sounds that no human body should make. Things were popping and cracking and I think I heard a ring-tone?

It will be exciting to return to Lake Placid after a year off.

Why Return? Because it's going hurt and the hurt reminds us that we are alive.

Frank Pucher

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Right Now

The place to start is where you are. The way to start is by doing what you can, with what you know, using what you have.
You may get it wrong at first. But if you wait until you're sure you can get it perfect, you'll never get it done.

The best learning comes from doing. The way to get the experience you seek is to get busy without hesitation.

The longer you wait to get started, the more powerful your doubts will grow. Jump in right away, get going, and those doubts won't have a chance to take hold.

Time always moves forward whether you move forward or not. Your most effective strategy is to make use of each moment as soon as it arrives.

There's no end to what you can accomplish if you'll just go ahead and get going. Now is what you have, so make NOW your time to begin.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Get It Done.

You've got a lot to get through today, so jump right in. You've got a lot to get through today, so remind yourself what a true blessing it is.

In all that you must do are multiple opportunities to make a difference in your world. That list of things to do is a list of ways in which you can have a positive impact.

You may not get it all finished today, but that's no reason to delay or be discouraged. On the contrary, that's a reason to get going just as soon as you can.

You may not get it all done perfectly (few seldom do), but that's no reason to avoid doing it. Do your best with what you have, from where you are, with the time available, and though it may not be perfect, it will be great, and it will be done.

Certainly you'll make some mistakes, and maybe you'll experience some disappointment or embarrassment. Yet at the end of the day, you'll have some real, substantive accomplishments under your belt, and they'll be well worth whatever you had to endure.

In what you must get done, there is immense opportunity. Get busy, get it done, and reap the rewards that are yours to create.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A New Title

From now on I wish to be called Ambassador

Hello from Lärabar!

Congratulations! You have been selected to be an Ambassador for Lärabar! We are so grateful to have you as a member of our team and so thankful for all you have done and will continue to do to support our brand. You have been chosen by us because you exemplify Lärabars mission – demonstrating healthy eating and inspiring those around you to make positive lifestyle choices through your passion for healthy living.
You should be receiving a welcome letter along with your (100) Lärabar Minis, Lärabar stickers and pamphlets to hand out as you see fit within the next month. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to email me.

Thanks again for your interest in Lärabar and for joining our distinguished Ambassador list!
Stacy Johnson

S t a c y J o h n s o n
Marketing Coordinator

Monday, July 12, 2010

Rise above it all

You can see much farther from the top of the mountain than you can from the lowest point in the valley. So raise your perspective, and climb that mountain.
Raising your perspective will enable you to see many more possibilities. And you'll be able to move more effectively toward them.

When you're on the same level as your problems, those problems can seem overwhelming. Yet when you raise yourself just a little bit above those problems, the picture changes dramatically in your favor.

You may feel tempted to try and push the problems down to a lower level, but that will not work. The challenges and obstacles are what they are, and it does no good to pretend any differently.

A much more effective strategy is to accept the situation for what it is, and then to raise yourself above it. Visualize how you would think, how you would feel, and what you would do if you were at a higher level of awareness and effectiveness.

Then, live out that vision and think those thoughts, feel those feelings, take those actions. Rise above the challenges, and from the perspective of higher ground, move successfully beyond them.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Real Men Cook...For their dogs!

Last week our Dog "Corona" wasn't feeling well. So we called the vet to schedule an appointment. The initial diagnosis was an infection in her Urinary Tract. So we were given 2 medicines; an Anti-Inflammatory and an Anti-Biotic. We also tested Corona's Urine & Blood to check her Kidney & Liver function.

Fortunately, the test confirmed it was just an infection and that she would be fine after a few days. The only side-effect from the medicine is that she 'may struggle to go to the bathroom'. (She actually always struggles, as the door handle is too high for her to reach!)

This triggered the idea for me to make her food. What would I want to eat if I wanted something easily digestible and passable?
I started with a box of cooked multi-grain pasta, then I cooked up 1/2lbs. of some lean ground turkey and drained off any excess oil, I then added 1 can of peas and carrots.

I mixed all of it together in a large rubbermaid container and left it on the counter to cool. 30 minutes later 'Dinner was served'.
She LOVED it! 1 cup of food per serving, we have about 5 days worth.We decided to try breakfast also: So we fixed 1 packet of instant oatmeal and added an ice-cube to cool it. We also sliced up 1/4 banana and threw it all together. Let me tell you, for the last few days - we have 1 very Happy Dog!

The more I think about it "Why do we serve our Dogs food that we wouldn't eat?" I'll write about this some more to keep an update on this experiment.

Frank Pucher