A year ago, I publicly challenged myself to write at least a blog a week for 2014. 2014 finished and after counting things up I seem to have met the mark….barely. That said, if we include guest contributions and interviews in 2014 I had one of my better writing years since starting my business (which tends to monopolize a lot of my time).

In fact 2014 was very fruitful all around. I moved back to my business after being ‘on loan’ to the Vancouver Whitecaps for 2 years. The transition was difficult leaving a city as amazing as Vancouver but North Carolina is great and I really wanted to get back to Athletic Lab and all the great people I work with. Over the course of the year, I bought out the minority stake of my former business partner to become sole owner of the business, completed a complete renovation and upfit of Athletic Lab so that it’s now a facility befitting our world class coaching staff and clientele, purchased a new home, purchased 2 cars (including my first bimmer). I lectured in 5 different countries (US, Canada, Jamaica, Ireland, Korea), was a regular contributor for Runner’s World and ESPN and an invited guest in Madrid of eventual Champion’s League winner’s Real Madrid. Needless to say I had a great year and I’m grateful for everything that happened and everyone who was a part of it.

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to top 2014 but I do plan to at least match my 2014 blog promise. Ideally, I’d actually like to kill it. I’m well aware that my blogging and speaking have lead to many opportunities that wouldn’t exist if I was a silent non-contributor to the field. Although I hit my promised benchmark in 2014, I’ll openly admit that about a third of my posts were ‘soft’….announcements of speaking engagements, a YouTube or research paper find, or some motivational meme. In 2014 I put out the number and wanted to hit it at all costs and I did. In 2015, I’m going to make sure I have at least the same number of posts but ensure the quality is better.

Thanks again to all who were part of a successful 2014. Here are my 52+ posts from last year.

Blog Posts on FitForFutbol.com (21)
  1. Use of Technology in Team Sports
  2. Ronaldo’s Ballon D’Or Strength
  3. Fat for Futbol?
  4. Vern Gambetta on Warmups for Soccer
  5. Real Madrid Pre-Derby Training
  6. General Strength Training Guidelines for Soccer
  7. Slidedeck on Off-Season and In-Season Fitness Training for Football
  8. Video Presentation Off-Season and In-Season Fitness Training for Football
  9. Technology in Sports – Athlete Monitoring Slidedeck from John Grace
  10. Interview with Steve Tashjian – Everton Fitness Coach
  11. Another Q & A with Everton’s Steve Tashjian
  12. Real Madrid Pre-Champions League Final Warmup
  13. Real Madrid Pre-Champions League Final Fitness
  14. Managing Soccer Fitness and Fatigue Throughout the Year
  15. All Blacks Gym Session
  16. Monitoring Wellness, Fatigue, and Physical Performance by Dr. Martin Bucheit
  17. All Blacks Gym Training
  18. Fitness Testing and Gym Session from USWNT
  19. Man U Prep Session before Everton
  20. Q & A on Physical Prep for Soccer
  21. Most Popular Posts of 2014
Blog Posts on ELITETRACK.com (23)
Blog Posts on MeDirected (11)
  1. 52 Posts in 52 Weeks
  2. Likelihood for Success
  3. Get Started
  4. Do It Today
  5. Fixed Growth Mindset
  6. Do Something Special and Unique and You will be Noticed
  7. Go Get it
  8. Scraping the bottom of the jar
  9. Carpe Diem
  10. Dreaming Doing
  11. Relationships
Guest Contribution 
Podcasts
Written Interviews