Tuesday, March 19, 2013

To Strava or Not To Strava

Lately, I've started to see more controversy about the value of Strava, which I thought was interesting. For example, today alone I received two emails discussing the good and bad about Strava.

The good? Well, Strava is like a cyclist's social network. We connect with our cycling buddies, whether across town or across the pond. It gives us the opportunity to show what we are up to and, perhaps, brag about a new PR or KOM. It provides cycling visitors the opportunity to look for cycling routes in areas where they are visiting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Why Your Company Needs a Fitness Program

Photo Courtesy of www.news.com.au
Accountancy recruitment firm, Robert Half, recently published research suggesting that three in ten UK HR Directors say employee burnout is an issue. The research concludes that:

  • Workload is the primary reason for burnout in 67% of situations. (This rises to 75% in large, and 73% in public sector organizations.)
  • More than half (56%) blame long working hours.
  • 37% talk about “unachievable expectations” and “economic pressures”, and
  • 27% cite worklife balance challenges.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Success and Failure

I intended this week to writing something specific to cycling. This morning, I received an email with a link to this video and I realized that I had to deliver a different message this week.

Throughout my life (and I'm guessing many of you), we've experienced success and failure. Success is great. It validates the fruits of our labor, it keeps us motivated to push forward for more. Failure, on the other hand, is a different beast.