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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Bringing The Right People To The Party

Bringing Friends To The Party Creating A Think Tank Recently I have been approached by some organizations to start some community projects. I am honored and excited about all of them! I quickly realized that the daunting “to-do” list involved with each project is massive and overwhelming. Almost enough to make you want to stop….

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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.

You’re Asking The Wrong Question

How often have you asked the question, “Why am I here on this planet anyway”? We all do. I have and I’d bet you have too. But is it the wrong question to ask? Often we see people the world calls “successful” or “happy” and think that they must have found their purpose. They give…

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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.

Caveman Supper Club

I was listening to a podcast the other morning by Vinnie Tortorich, America's Angriest Trainer. Vinnie trains the stars of Hollywood and he's my “sort-of-personal-trainer”, courtesy of the world wide web. He just doesn't know it. Which saves me a bloody fortune in fees! During his conversation, he made a comment: “If you want to…

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Best Laid Plans Of The Mouse

You've heard the phrase “Best laid plans of mice and men” right? I put a few to pen last week and set my sights high toward a great week ahead. My goals included: Adding some miles. Dropping some pounds. Gaining some motivation. Getting consistent in writing. Guess what?! I didn't achieve a damn one of…

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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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