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Coach Ian – Week In Review: 01/02/2022

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Coach Ian – Week in Review 01/02/2022: When friends fight, completing my 2021 run streak, my top 10 blog posts of 2021, Oura $50 Off, & Dreamland Boxing updates.

My 2021 Run Streak: 1,500 Miles

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“We’ve been granted the mental capacities to make almost infinitely ambitious plans, yet practically no time at all to put them into action.”
-Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

Coach Ian Cruz and Chris "The Warrior" Washington at Dreamland Boxing

Why I Coach Boxing For Free

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“In an age of instrumentalization, the hobbyist is a subversive: he insists that some things are worth doing for themselves alone, despite offering no payoffs in terms of productivity or profit. The derision we heap upon the avid stamp collector or train spotter might really be a kind of defense mechanism, to spare us from confronting the possibility that they’re truly happy in a way that the rest of us—pursuing our telic lives, ceaselessly in search of future fulfillment—are not. This also helps explain why it’s far less embarrassing (indeed, positively fashionable) to have a “side hustle,” a hobby-like activity explicitly pursued with profit in mind.”
-Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

Coach Ian – Week In Review: 12/19/2021

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Coach Ian – Week in Review 12/19/2021: Time Management for Mortals, Olympic Boxing Corruption, Brandun Lee highlights, a great weekend for women’s boxing, Oura $50 Off, & Dreamland Boxing updates.

photo of person running on dirt road

Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

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“I started my endurance journey with a 4-mile ‘fun run.’
I didn’t start with 100 Full Distance Triathlons in 100 days.
You cannot go from 0 to 100 in life.
Be patient with the journey and learn the smaller lessons along the way. Those are the most meaningful.”
-James Lawrence

Coach Ian – Week In Review: 12/05/2021

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Coach Ian – Week in Review 12/05/2021: Running with the St Petersburg Running Club, a boxing gym in Florida, Why I wouldn’t take Kratom, my favorite Kava Bar in St Petersburg, Crossing 1,400 miles run in 2021, a recap of Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr, $50 Off the Oura Ring, & Dreamland Boxing updates.