Eric Upton

Live. Learn. Run.

Spreading Joy with Marie Wikle

Ever so often a new friend will enter your life.  You never know where they come from, yet they make themselves known. Let me introduce you to Marie Wikle. Talk about someone with a heart of gold who wants the world to pass on one simple thing:  Joy… Marie and I have become acquainted on…

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2011

Ok gang! Welcome back to the blog and the New Year for me! So much to talk about… Where I’m headed. Where this blog is headed. Needless to say, large doses of ‘Focus’, ‘Consistency’ and ‘Determination’ are in order for this to work. Here’s the rundown by category: Health & Fitness Run a Half Marathon by…

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Uppie’s Update – Week 43

Ok, so the updates stopped.   Mostly because I figured no one was interested in reading them anyway…  So why fool with it? Then again, it might have something to do with meeting the goals I had in life at the time. AND… Wait for it… I DIDN”T HAVE MORE GOALS TO ACHIEVE! So, if…

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Who Would I Love To Be?

Who would I love to be? Talk about a wickedly intense question.  It’s probably very similar to the question one would ask when praying, “God, why am I here?” The key to this truth lies in your talents.  You have been given gifts that directly impact how you behave naturally.  Also, you’ll notice that you…

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Are You An Astronaut Or Zoo Keeper?

Looking back on my childhood, the career choice of “Service Manager” was not on my list alphabetically between “Astronaut” and “Zoo Keeper”. Oddly enough, I don’t even think it was on the list my guidance counsellor gave me… Mind you, I’m not knocking my career.  It actually fits me fairly well.  But more about that…

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Uppie’s Update – Week 31

Well, it’s been a couple of hectic weeks.  Always is toward the end of the month.  Especially at work.  Ethan and Austen are in for the last couple of weeks of summer vacation before they head back to school. Just plenty to do… But here’s the rundown.  On the physical front?  Cycling has definitely slowed. …

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Uppie’s Update – Week 29

Well, it’s been a productive week.  Quite a bit of study on who I am as a leader. Worked on developing some skills that I have never used before.  Learning to market has been challenging, but fun. Spent some time studying myself, how I interact with others and how poorly some of that is working….

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Uppie’s Update – Week 28

Ok, this post has one simple mission: To promote an upcoming 5K! As part of my ongoing self-improvement plan, I listed a goal of running my first 5K this summer. Here it is! Sponsored by Anytime Fitness (with whom I have had a long-time relationship with), this 5K’s proceeds go strictly to the Shriner’s Hospital…

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Uppie’s Update – Week 27

Well, yet another week has gone by. Ethan has gone back home after just a few short weeks.  Had quite a bit of fun.  A couple of driving lessons were included. The first lesson was more of a gut check for me, I think, than for Ethan. On the second one, he did really well….

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Uppie’s Update – Week 26

Ok, the first thing I admit is that I haven’t posted much on here in the last two weeks.  I’ll cover that in a bit. Secondly, it appears that somewhere along the way I miscalculated the number of weeks that have passed, making my update count inaccurate.  That is now corrected… So! Back to life……

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