Can Goal Setting be a bad thing?

I’m still working my way through The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman. And just finished the chapter “Goal Crazy”.  Burkeman suggests that we have an unhealthy focus on goal setting.  He suggests that the dark side of goal setting can lead to destructive behaviours and even death. He makes reference to the 1996 disaster at Mount…

Going for my Marathon Weight

Seventeen years ago, I started training to run a marathon. I was turning 40 and I figured that it was time to start working on some things on my bucket list. Running a marathon had been something I wanted to do since I was a kid. I trained and ran the marathon. And then I…

Treadmill Snobbery

I think I’m a treadmill snob. When I go to the gym, my favourite thing to do is run on the treadmill. I’ve always preferred cardio to weights and running is my go-to activity for cardio. But sometimes I go a little crazy inside when I see someone doing this “thing”: They crank up the…