Eric Upton

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Something Besides Running

Check It Out!  Podcast Version! [powerpress] I know. You’re shocked right?! Me too. This ranks right up there with me swearing off coffee! My thoughts after my last half-marathon is that I wanted to run leaner and faster. I started doing some research on timing my run and ran across an article (again in Runner’s…

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Who’s Dream Is It Anyway?

Who’s Dream Is It Anyway? Not Knowing Will Stop You Cold After many years earning a degree at the “School Of Hard Knocks”, I have come to one simple conclusion: If you are working toward someone else’s dream, your life will feel like work. That seems like a simple statement, yet it’s one of the…

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Lifting The Fog

How I Quit Smoking You know I smoked for about 22 years. I started when I was the age of 15.  I had a good friend of mine who talked me into trying it. Having the addictive personality that I do, I thought “Why not?”. I got that funny little light-headed buzz and thought “Hey,…

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Tail Of The Howling Hound

Tail Of The Howling Hound New Tricks A Old Dog Can Teach Picture the front porch of an old country home. The boards of the porch are weathered, partly loose and creaks under the rocking of the proprietor’s chair. The sun is settling off in the distance, casting that “sundown orange” hue on the face…

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Finding My Baseline

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Size Does Matter

Size Does Matter How The Food Industry Hides Behind Serving Sizes You’re standing in the aisle of your favorite grocery store, staring at the back of a label on your favorite food. “250 calories ain’t bad!” you say to yourself. But wait! There ’s math to be done. (I sucked at math in school by…

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A Poke In The “I”

A Poke In The ‘I’ Learning The Value Of a Team Over the past couple of years I’ve been lucky to learn a lot of life lessons. I learned that: I can change my shape. I can change my career. I can change my activities. I can change me! Read those statements closely! It’s all…

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Positively Pissed Off

I was reading the March 2012 edition of Runner’s World when I stumbled across one of my favorite sections to screen: The New Shoes For Spring! I was so excited! My trusty pair of Brooks are pretty much spent. They say 500 miles is about max on a pair of shoes. They did get me…

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How I Went Label Blind

How I Went Label Blind Food label reading for me over the last four years consisted of looking at one number: Calories That led to a great deal of success for me. I’ve lost as much as 150 pounds at one point. But now I’m buzzing around 120 pounds of total loss. Yeah, yeah. I…

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Why Positive Thinking, Alone, Doesn’t Work

Why Positive Thinking, Alone, Doesn’t Work Three Things You Must Add To Your Attitude It’s an ominous message to those of us who spent years reading Norman Vincent Peale’s Power Of Positive Thinking. Having that positive attitude has always been elusive. Bad days bring bad thoughts. The struggle has always been to keep that smile…

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