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My 2021 Run Streak: 1,500 Miles

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  • January 1, 2022January 19, 2022

“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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  • December 27, 2021December 29, 2021

“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

photo of person running on dirt road

Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

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  • December 16, 2021December 13, 2021

“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

Evan Gubera (Animal House Fitness, Monkey Feet) and Armando Santana at Dreamland Boxing

Coach Ian – Week In Review: (03/28/2021)

Coach Ian – Week in Review 03/28/2021: Amanda Serrano is P4P #1, Evan Gubera’s product Monkey Feet, Ben Patrick’s unconventional knee rehab, Dreamland Boxing updates, and more!

Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Coach Ian – Week In Review: (03/14/2021)

Coach Ian – Week in Review 03/14/2021: RIP Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Brandun Lee scores a knockout of the year candidate, how the Maffetone Method prevents injuries while improving speed, using my Levels CGM, this week at Dreamland Boxing, and more!

Jesse Huerta, Mark, Justin Cardona, and Ruben Guerrero at Dreamland Boxing

Coach Ian – Week In Review: (03/07/2021)

Coach Ian – Week in Review 03/06/2021: A recovery-oriented smart mattress for tracking HRV, heart-rate, and sleep stages, how to train cardio for boxing, my 2021 run streak, undefeated Justin Cardona and Dominic Reed stop by Dreamland, and your weekly Dreamland Boxing updates

Conditioning for Boxing - Trail Runs with the Boxing Team

Coach Ian – Week In Review: (02/28/2021)

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  • February 28, 2021April 22, 2021

Coach Ian – Week in Review 02/21/2021: The podcast I’m listening to, pro boxers Damoni Cato Cain and Angel Chavez getting some rounds in at Dreamland, Dreamland Boxing Golden Gloves Champion Sandra Magallon sparring Arianna Cunha, takeaways from the Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez fight, a 52 day run streak, and more!