Eric Upton

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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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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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Progress Of Things

Well, we are in to Week 4 of Marathon training! So far, so good! Even better news for us runner types, the weather has finally broken a bit! After 80+ days at over 100°F, your mood starts to fry. I was just getting exhausted because the only time I could run was at the crack…

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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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