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Tag: Motivation

Autumn, a black and tan lab in the grass next to an empty harness.
13 Mar
2021
What fuels your determination and resiliency?

As someone with fairly ordinary physical gifts, I have been asked many times how I have frequently accomplished things many might

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Randy in a Patriots jersey stands in his living room, beside a wall of Patriots celebration photos and a lifesize Tom Brady cutout (Patriots football player) that is poised to throw a football. Randy is looking back at the cutout, posing like he's ready to catch the football. 
07 Feb
2021
Tom Brady tosses lessons for success

Organizations often invite speakers with the intent of extracting secrets, subtle or otherwise, for their success Success may be measured

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A pair of feet in blue shoes with bright green laces walk a tighrope, with a city green in the background far below.
16 Nov
2020
Exploring and using our fears

“I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship” —Louisa May Alcott There’s an irony in how often we fear

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A black and white photo of two hands clasped in friendship.
26 Sep
2020
Unity, declining divisiveness, and the linear lie

 “No doubt, unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed by mere declarations” – Theodore

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Randy and Rob climbing the side of a cliff in Peru, smiling.
28 Oct
2019
May the best man win! An update to my National Marathon Championship approach

Rob Webber will be my guide as we run the 262 miles of the California International Marathon while trying to account ourselves respectably

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Mt. Moosilauke, group standing on the summit in front of an American flag on Sept. 11, 2011
14 Sep
2019
Guest Blog: Do Not “Live every day as if it’s your last”

We have a powerful and important opportunity to make a choice in our lives, to deliberately and willfully escape the default settings of

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Tom and Randy running on a local trail, both coming toward (and looking at) the camera. Both are showing big smiles!
27 Jul
2019
Setting my sights on a 50k trail run and my guide’s larger goal!

What says "relentless forward progress" more than the dog days of August How about running my first official “Ultra Marathon” in the

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Randy presenting at a school of children
21 Apr
2019
Preparing a presentation: An inside look at what I’ve learned

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” William Butler Yeats How do I prepare a presentation That

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Randy and Quinn crossing the finish line of the 2013 BAA 5K. Quinn, a yellow Labrador Retriever is guiding with one paw on the ground, tongue joyfully hanging out as they pass the flag display which marks the Boston Marathon finish.
14 Apr
2019
Why the Boston Marathon? Anyone’s guide to looking at ability differently

"It is difficult to train for a marathon; but it is even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon" - Aaron Douglas

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Randy and Jose run the Boston Marathon in 2018, bundled up in coasts on a rainy street.
22 Apr
2018
Framing Failure as Setback through Success

By Randy Pierce The 2018 Boston Marathon featured the worst marathon weather I’ve ever experienced: cold temperatures, relentless

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25 Mar
2018
I See No Obstacles: Anniversary of the LA Tough Mudder Extravaganza

By Randy Pierce "Give your all, and whenever possible give it with the support of a team you deserve and which deserves you The

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12 Mar
2018
Happy Anniversary, Autumn! Four Years Already?

By Randy Pierce It is so easy to celebrate every single day with such a joyous, loving lady as Autumn! She is far and away the most

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25 Feb
2018
Momentum and the “Make your Bed” Movement

By Randy Pierce Do you ever have those days where it's difficult to get out of bed After my presentations I’m often asked

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18 Feb
2018
Training the Mind and Body for Boston – The Right Guide Always Helps!

By Randy Pierce “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done” —Thomas

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03 Feb
2018
Want to Quit Quitting? 5 Tips to Help

By Randy Pierce The enthusiasm for January’s resolutions may have waned and many people find themselves particularly poised for a

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14 Jan
2018
“Forward, Upward, Onward”: An interview with author Matt Landry

By Randy Piece “The problem I had, and I suspect a lot of people have, is that you sometimes give yourself the illusion of moving

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25 Nov
2017
California and the USABA National Marathon Championship!

By Randy Pierce “Running is 90% Mental and 10% physical” – runner’s adage Certainly there is much more than 10% physical involved

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29 Oct
2017
Why do we do it? The rewards of our school presentation mission

By Randy Pierce “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" -- Likely anonymous though often mistakenly

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15 Oct
2017
Guest Blog: Inspiration Under The Radar

By Greg Neault I was running when I wrote this, so sue me if it goes too fast A lot of people have asked me why I decided to run a

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07 Oct
2017
Major Marathon Milestone as we go Back to Back and Coast to Coast!

By Randy Pierce  "The real purpose of running isn't to win a race It's to test the limits of the human heart" —Bill Bowerman, track

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