All The Ways We Convince Ourselves to Quit

We like all of this stuff and think most people will as well. It isn’t in order of preference but I’ve listed my favorite shows in bold type and intend to add explanations to those entries.


  1. Six Feet Under (HBO). The series ran 5 seasons beginning in 2001 and follows…

Neil Peart was the drummer and lyricist for my favorite band, RUSH, whose music has been an obsession of mine since middle school. But setting aside the band and it’s music for a moment, Neil had other ways of impacting my life.

I was fortunate to be introduced to RUSH…

What happened to a kid who failed twice weekly for nearly two years.

Like all kids growing up in the 1970s, we played outside nearly every day. Pre-computers, pre-video games (the Atari 2600 was present but not the main focus of our lives) and pre-cable TV, every kid bolted from…

A week long endurance event of my own creation.

After one of our normal workouts I remember casually saying to Zach, Ryan and some others from the Badass Bootcamp family that it would be cool to someday take all of the Ashley Seeger’s classes for a whole week. Nothing more than that — it just sounded like something cool…

Taking my boys through their first D&D module

I started playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) in middle school when I was about 13 years old. In 1981 D&D was still riding a wave of popularity and it just seemed like everyone at school was playing. I remember sitting in the…

Robert Goudie

Obstacle Course Racer. Endurance Racer. Old man athlete.

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