The State of My Union

I had a great time in Breckenridge over the long weekend with family and Britt. I hadn’t snowboarded in over a year, given the fact I live in Scottsdale, AZ. I took a nasty spill day one. I honestly don’t remember how I fell on the side of my head because it happened so fast….

Fearfully, yet Faithfully Forward

So we ran the Classic Tough Mudder on Saturday. Unfortunately, as many of you know, I came down with either food poisoning or the flu early Friday morning. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling up to running nearly 10 miles coupled with 25 obstacles by Saturday morning. I debated heavily and almost decided not to…

Burning My Suits

Hawaii has been fun. I’m writing this while gazing at the beach in Kaanapali. Needless to say, my setup isn’t too shabby. Here’s a pic of Britt and I on the beach (selfie warning)… When you’re in the finance world, you quickly learn via counterparts and management that “dressing to impress” is essential to success….

12 Hours in The Grand Canyon

I cannot begin to explain the plethora of emotions felt leading up to and during the Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike last Saturday at The Grand Canyon. My anxiety was relatively high since my experience on long hikes was very limited. You can only read so much and ask hike guides so many questions to prepare….

Rim to Rim: The Good Kind of Crazy

I have a few slogans I live by. I also call these my “I AM STATEMENTS.” One of the most important things I tell myself everyday is “I AM THE GOOD KIND OF CRAZY!” I read my I AM STATEMENTS frequently (daily is my goal). I try to put wonderful affirmations in my mind each…

Road Trip – Reflecting after Six Weeks

Murphy and I are currently in Nashville, TN. Yeah- I’m here again, the only spot I’m staying twice on this seven week journey. I couldn’t help but stop for a night to see Vince Gill and Martina McBride perform at the Grand Ole Opery! I cannot believe how fast the trip has gone, while at…