Greg Pressler

The Immutable Truths of Aging

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I’m still learning. After nearly 50 revolutions of the sun, 30 of which have been spent squeezing as much fitness and adventure out of my body as possible, I’m still learning and relearning lessons that can make me a better athlete and human. Many of the lessons I’ve been taught have come through mistakes. Bad choices, letting my ego get in the way, and stubbornness have all played their role on the stage known as my life. Other lessons have come via sheer survival… sticking around long enough to weather enough storms to know that no matter the calamity, the […]

The Church of Sport

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Someone I trust offered me some sage advice years ago. “Never talk about politics, money, or religion with people who you haven’t seen naked.” Although I didn’t know it then, his words to the unwise have kept me out of trouble on more than one occasion. Along the road of life, I’ve taken a more dim view on the taboos we’ve placed on the discussion of certain topics. As long as our thoughts are carefully constructed, our words well-formed, and our general intent is not to slander or hurl insults, I think that frank discussions of what makes the world […]

Go Bigger: Using Failure to Drive Your Success

Greg Pressler

When New Year’s resolution chit chat gives way to the topic of goal setting (a.k.a. plans, schemes, or ideas, if you will), there’s a question I like to pose: If your next goal were so outrageous that the possibility of failure was incredibly high, would you still pursue it, or would the likelihood of failure be sufficient enough to deter you from the possibility of succeeding? Like other goals in life, goals in the athletic realm can provide the “juice” necessary to keep pushing, keep sacrificing, and keep on… well, keeping on. As an endurance athlete for over three decades, […]