I never thought I would be one to get a tattoo, but now that it’s been about a year since I got mine I couldn’t imagine my body without it. More than anything, the tattoo reminds me of everything that I most believe to be true. Inked into my hip bone reads; joie [Ironman M.Dot
According to my father, I am one sick puppy. Over the past year, every time I pay (anywhere from $100-$600) to compete in an endurance race, he chuckles a bit and tells me that I’m one sick puppy to actually pay to be in pain. Yesterday, however, I was a whole other version of sick
Live sporting events are like nothing else: they invigorate the most basic human desire for competition and camaraderie, which is why I am particularly excited to be at FedEx Field watching the Redskins play in the rain today. My brother can be the first to attest that I’m not the type of fan that will
The New York City subway is many things: dirty, smelly, confusing, extensive, interesting and a world within a world. It is the life underneath one of the greatest cities in the world, and you could literally live there. I once knew a Watson Scholar who spent a year underground, living entirely in the different subway
Confidence is contagious. It is also magnetic. A life lived with confidence is a life that is maximized and lived to the fullest. The secret about confidence is that it doesn’t depend on circumstantial things like your physique, your clothes, or your position in life. Confidence is a choice. It is a decision you can
No city in the world moves me that way that Paris does, but every city does move me in a different, special way. Black Friday shopping in D.C. and Pentagon City this morning with one of my very best friends Gloria made me realize that I don’t take advantage of my proximity to D.C. often enough.
Pain is a powerful thing. It can turn sweet friendships into hardened hearts, warrior athletes into weeping babies, and lovers into broken pieces. The beautiful thing about pain though is its intensity and its redemptive power. Pain intensifies our sensations and self-awareness in the hurt it brings us; and these moments in our life are what