Last night’s rapidly fading light was the only thing between me and running farther than in a long time, remembering the perils of a rivulet-carved trail with tree roots and rocks in the dark.

But, wow, things were clicking.

Gone were the cement feet and legs, the slog.

And then I realized.

It was twenty degrees cooler.

If things feel arduous these days, like you’re running a steep uphill that requires all effort and stamina, sometimes it is precisely those difficult conditions that are extraordinary training and preparation.

For speed, ease, and sheer juice when the temperature drops.


Registration doors open soon for the LIVE Magnificent Leadership® Executive Forum Annual Event on October 5+6 in Raleigh.  The perfect place for leaders who are running uphill and want to be out in front while also finding rejuvenation and inspiration.  Keep your eyes peeled, this event has extremely limited seating that will go quickly.  For more on Executive Forum membership privileges, including priority access to the Annual Event, go here.