By Patrick Fink on Dec 01, 2013
The No Excuses Interview Series explores the approaches and personalities of athletes who are inspiring in both the quality and consistency of their achievements. They’re real people doing great things. What they do, you can too, if you want it. For part two of the no excuses interview series, we’re…
By Patrick Fink on Nov 22, 2013
Intro Today, I am very happy to roll out a new series on Mountain Lessons: the No Excuses interviews. Any semi-serious athlete knows that it’s damn hard to maintain momentum and keep growing in their sport. Families, commitments, work, laziness– all threaten us with mediocrity. To turn our goals into…
By Patrick Fink on Nov 07, 2013
Some weeks, the zigs meet the zags and all is well. Goals get met, progress is made, meals are eaten with friends and nights are spent around warm fires with cold drinks. A deeps sense of well being settles in. Other weeks, you knock yourself unconscious and walk around with…
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