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Ten Leadership Lessons from Everest


Between 22,000′ and 26,000′ on Everest, I spent time on some big thinking about the similarities of the mountain and leadership. When your own life and goal are in danger and success is not guaranteed, you have to both lead, manage yourself and … [Read more]

Save a Life – It Might Be Yours


The other day, I received an email from a friend and colleague that changed the way I think about running and taking care of yourself (and others).  It gave me chills, and still does.  For purposes of this post, I'll call him Brent.  I asked him … [Read more]

2014 – Year in Review

Its a wonderful life

It was a year marked by births, deaths, weddings, happiness and sorrow, and life changing events like moving 9,000 miles away from our friends, family, children and grandchildren.  Mostly though, We are filled with tremendous gratitude and … [Read more]

Singapore Marathon 2014 – Part II


At exactly 6:52am two amazing things happened.  While I was at 16K, the group of African runners were on the other side of East Coast Park running the other way to the finish line already at 30K.  And the most beautiful sunrise.  First the clouds … [Read more]

Singapore Marathon 2014 – Part I


Today is ten years to the day that I last ran the Singapore Marathon.  And almost died. Tomorrow I will attempt to run it again, and the first time since ten years ago. Today, we got rained out on the golf course, but I could see where we … [Read more]

To the Top of Fuji-san (Mount Fuji)

Mitch and Michelle at the top

Mount Fuji (富士山) - also known as Fuji-San - is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,389 feet). An active strato-volcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south-west of Tokyo and can be … [Read more]

A Moment In Time – Changing Lives


Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reminded time and time again of how people can change and sometimes redirect our lives, through chance meetings or encounters or through sage advice.  I had the image of the movie “Sliding Doors” meets … [Read more]

Music City Marathon to Singapore

mitch guita

It was somewhat of a surreal week.  The movers came and left on Thursday late afternoon and we flew to Nashville on Friday for the Music City Marathon just before relocating to Singapore.  We met Kim in Tennessee - also Michelle's mom and sister … [Read more]