@reece

Apr 17

“Though driven and innovative, hypomanics are at much higher risk for depression than the general population, notes Gartner. Failure can spark these depressive episodes, of course, but so can anything that slows a hypomanic’s momentum. “They’re like border collies—they have to run,” says Gartner. “If you keep them inside, they chew up the furniture. They go crazy; they just pace around. That’s what hypomanics do. They need to be busy, active, overworking.”” —

Finally got around to reading this Inc. article - "The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship."

Many passages in the article were familiar, but for better or worse, this particular passage hit close to home. 

Apr 03

“It’s easy to waste more time looking for shortcuts than you’ll ever save by finding them. Sometimes, the path is clear: other people have already walked it, and they’ll even tell you where it is if you look. Meanwhile, other people – who haven’t walked the path, but want you to follow them – will offer you shortcuts. That’s when you end up getting lost.” —

this quote is about training to do ‘muscle-ups,’ but it applies to, well, everything… 

http://livehard.co.uk/2014/04/03/why-you-should-stop-looking-for-shortcuts-or-how-to-do-muscle-ups-in-two-weeks/

#tbt hungry + munching on my NYC Marathon medal post-race 2011. this year http://bit.ly/reecerunsboston <— donate to support The Red Cross!

#tbt hungry + munching on my NYC Marathon medal post-race 2011. this year http://bit.ly/reecerunsboston <— donate to support The Red Cross!

Mar 27

“I just haven’t learned how to be nice to myself… If a manager talked to me the way I talk to me I would quit immediately.” — A founder friend, ebbing and flowing with self-criticism. 

#tbt NYC Marathon 2011. this year, I&#8217;m running #BostonMarathon in support of @RedCrossMA. you can help! http://bit.ly/reecerunsboston

#tbt NYC Marathon 2011. this year, I’m running #BostonMarathon in support of @RedCrossMA. you can help! http://bit.ly/reecerunsboston

Mar 23

happy birthday @dihard. ydb.

happy birthday @dihard. ydb.

Mar 20

Running #Boston2014

Today is my birthday (31!) and if we’ve been in touch the past few years, you know I love to use the opportunity and extra attention to raise money in support of Charity: Water… 

But this year, one month from today on April 21st, I’m running the Boston Marathon! I’m lucky to run with Team Red Cross, and so this year we (yes, you and I) are raising money to support the amazing lifesavers of The American Red Cross of Massachusetts.

As you remember, last year’s Boston Marathon was forever changed by the senseless bombing at the finish line, and it was the American Red Cross who responded within minutes by helping runners, visitors, spectators and first responders. In the days, weeks and months to follow, the American Red Cross provided food, shelter, financial support, and mental health services to those affected, from victims and family members to first responders and community members.

We’re all praying for a safe race day this year, but the aid of The American Red Cross goes so much further than events… whether it’s disaster relief from storms like Sandy, supporting America’s military families, supplying lifesaving blood donations to those in need, or their everyday health and safety services - The American Red Cross is a vital support network for all of us in times of need.

But to execute their mission, they need our support. So, let’s rally together to donate to The American Red Cross! By donating, you will support a tremendous organization AND be relieved of getting me a birthday present. ;)

Training has been brutal through this polar-vortexed-winter, but I found extra motivation when thinking of those The Red Cross aim to serve. On race day, I’m hoping to break 3 hours and 30 minutes, more importantly, I’m hoping we can raise over $4000 together! 

Please consider a donation and help spread the word!

Thanks and love,

reece

Special thanks to Dan Fitzgerald, Heartbreak Hill Running Company and South End Athletic Company for providing coaching and training for Team Red Cross runners!

Feb 16

“If I was a video game, I would think this is a bug… my health bar is at zero, but I’m not dying.” — A founder friend of mine, battling against the odds. Maybe the most determined person I’ve ever met, and a great sense of humor about it all.

Feb 06

[video]

An Open Letter to New YouTube CEO, @SusanWojcicki — “Don’t F*** It Up.”

Dear Susan,

Now, in your hands is a consumer product that touches billions of people around the globe. Through YouTube the world has witnessed countless memorable events — from Felix Baumgartner’s epic live jump from space to the more pedestrian “Charlie bit my finger.” Every day, new creators are made, new content is watched, and new communities are formed. In short, YouTube is a stunningly impressive behemoth and arguably the best consumer-web acquisition of all time.

So please, I’m begging you, please, please, please, don’t f*** it up…

[You can read the rest here].