Make it Happen Mondays

Everything I Need

May 25, 2015
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Everything I Need

I’ve talked many times about living the simple life.  You know, that attitude of “the less you own the less that owns you.”  I often speak about the idea of only needing my Family, my Bike, and Computer.  I wonder what life would be like if that totally was the case. A song lyric...
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Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

May 18, 2015
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Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

Back in my gym rat days, a big part of my life was spent in a fitness center and associating with the people who went there. I remember one day talking to a woman who was a dedicated gym-goer and working hard at getting her body in shape.  We discussed motivation and what she...
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#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

May 11, 2015
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#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

Sometimes it feels as though we aren’t making much progress with our training.  If you train day after day, and don’t immediately see HUGE gains, it can be somewhat discouraging. That is sort of how my 2015 road racing season has been thus far.  I have been trying to transition from the women’s cat...
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When I Grow Up

May 4, 2015
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When I Grow Up

I look at those kids who at the age of four know exactly what they want to be when they grow up.  I never was one of those kids.  At least I can’t remember knowing, or ever being told about my childhood pledge of future occupation.  One thing I do remember saying (or at...
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Do You Know What Happens When You Trip?

April 27, 2015
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Do You Know What Happens When You Trip?

I’ve been through three levels of official education…traveled through a large part of the world…spent time single, engaged, and Married….lived in over five diverse Countries located thousands of miles from one another…..all the while coming across decisions and occasions that have formed a life. Along this journey, or Ride (as I like to say), I’ve had...
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The Only April 20, 2015 You’ll Know

April 20, 2015
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The Only April 20, 2015 You’ll Know

As you can tell from the title, this day is the only one like it that you’ll ever know.  What are you going to do with it? Yeah, the easy way out is to live it just like you did yesterday and the day before.  But the #MakeitHappen option is to spiral upwards, live...
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Priorities and Core Values

April 13, 2015
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Priorities and Core Values

Last week a good buddy of mine said to me…“If you’re as busy as you say you are, how can you get out there for all those long rides?”.  “Priorities, my friend”, was my simple reply. In essence there are only three main ingredients that fill my days….Family, Cycling, and Work.  If I’m good with...
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The Ladder

April 6, 2015
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The Ladder

Whatever it is, you’re either climbing up or down the ladder.  Simple as that.  But the good news is that if you’re descending from where you really want to be going, all you have to do is climb one rung in the opposite direction and you’re back moving in the right direction. Okay, so...
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The Missing Peace

March 30, 2015
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The Missing Peace

It’s no secret that I haven’t been firing at the highest level the past couple years or so.  I haven’t even come close to consistently being the fun-loving, easy-going dude that I love to be.  But I’ve found the missing peace. A couple weeks ago, my nutritional friend Kelli wrote me a beautiful e-mail.  In that...
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“I Own a Donkey”

March 23, 2015
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“I Own a Donkey”

I’ve talked about it a few times, but never dedicated a post entirely to our donkey, Moonlight Poet.  Yes, our family owns a donkey, and it’s definitely something worthy of a #MakeitHappen Monday post. People ask me all the time, why do you have a donkey?  Well, the quick answer is….why not?  A little...
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How I Concentrate With Kids Around

March 16, 2015
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My blogging buddy, Zoe from Grenada 40, suggested I put up something about how to write a post when your kids are around.  Seeing as 90% of the articles I put up were written with my kids within 3 feet of me, I figured I just might know something about this subject. Growing up,...
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I’m Done

March 2, 2015
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I’m Done

We start off each week with a #MakeitHappen Monday post intended to shake you up, inspire action, and make the week ahead as great as possible.  So how can a defeated un-inspiring title make its way onto one of our Monday posts? Well, I’m sitting here with those exact words circling my head right...
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Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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