Eric Upton

Live. Learn. Run.

New Year, New You

Here’s to a new year, a new you and a new me! I spent a lot of time thinking since the beginning of 2015 about what I wanted to change. Of course, there are all the usual suspects such as “being a better guy“, “losing some weight“, “return to running” (pending a stupid little knee…

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Penalty! Excessive Weight Loss Celebration

This post is strictly for those who’ve lost (weight) and loved (food) again. I’ve been pretty proud of myself for losing 100+ pounds. It was a tremendous goal and a lot of work to get there. I relaxed. I celebrated. I put pounds back on. Thirty to be exact. Why did I do that? I…

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Tackle The Sky

Finding something new to challenge yourself is an exciting task.

When you start to believe that you can really do anything you set your mind to, the sky is the limit!

How to “tackle the sky” is a challenge for me.

Just Five Minutes & Just For Men

As I pulled into the lot, I saw this extremely gaunt elderly man walking from the parking lot of the Chinese restaurant next door. He was carrying a backpack and three or four brightly colored t-shirts in his left hand.

He was making a bee line toward the CVS entrance.

My first thought was, “Crap. He’s going to ask for money or try to sell me something”.

The Negative Side Of Pareto

I mentioned in the last post that I wasn’t going to talk about people.

I didn’t.

Last week.

In that post.

Dealing With Anxiety

Sorry, couldn’t resist a goofy picture of a cat…

This post has a more serious tone than most. Especially for me.

If you’ve ever met me, you know I can be an emotional roller coaster. That is likely an understatement.

I’m downright crazy sometimes.

It Starts With A Thought (The Beginning Of Change)

Everyone reaches a “decision point” in their life.

You’ve reached that point that you realize that the path you are on is leading somewhere you don’t want to go.

We all have areas of our life that we feel needs work.

The Art Of “No”

There have been many a day when I’ve sat on our couch, reflected back on my working day and just had one thought: “What the hell happened today?”. In my line of work, it’s really easy to lose control of your day. If you are a strong problem-solver, people will look to you to handle…

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Let’s Get Started (Again)

I've read a lot over the last couple of months. Mostly books relating to how I can improve the quality of life, both for myself as well as others. Somewhere along the way I kept forgetting to write on my blog… So, here we are again. 1) I simplified the front page of the blotto…

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Ride The Lightening

If you don't know that I'm a Metallica fan by now, we probably aren't that close. So let me clarify: I'm a Metallica fan! The title “Ride The Lightening” seemed appropriate for this post. Have you ever watched lightening chase across the sky? It will run in the clouds. Sometimes it will just be a…

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