Andy Murray Comes of Age

On July 8, 2012, the Scot Andy Murray did something that no man had done in 74 years: Play in a Gentleman’s Singles Final at SW19, better know as Wimbledon. After four straight years in the semi-finals, he finally made it through, but waiting for him on the other side was probably the best player […]

FOCUS: Be Willing!

Selected Life Lesson It’s not that you’re incapable … just unwilling. -Courtney H’s Life Lesson from the Olathe, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… While Courtney’s lesson is a harsh one, it is true from start to finish. I went to upstate New York last weekend with some friends for some much needed rest-and-relaxation and on the way […]

Finding Happiness

Where is that place where you most come alive? What are the senses that make you feel at peace? Who are you with when you laugh so hard it hurts? My friend Emily recently posted a photo of her answer and it got me thinking about my perfect place. I talk a lot to my […]

The Marathon Let-Down

I understand that I am not the Super Bowl MVP. Wait. I am the Super Bowl MVP. Running the 2012 Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon was my Super Bowl and I said that before I even made the trip. It is likely to be one of the greatest athletic accomplishments I will ever experience. […]

Richard Marathon

I am a Marathoner!

There was a time about eight years ago. I remember it pretty clearly. I was upstairs in the UNI Dome Athletic Media Relations office in the morning. My friend Eric was in marathon mode and I was considering starting to train to do one as well. As I sat there, I thought for a moment […]