Motivation

A Glimpse into Focus

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Ralph and Mark both attended one of the most highly regarded conferences in the financial services industry, LPL Financial’s annual Focus, held this July in Boston...

The Tipping Point

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

It has been over a decade since I got my first Garmin Forerunner watch. These devices use the GPS satellites to track running workouts, then sync the completed activities to software making it easy to analyze.

More than a Fitbit – Go Garmin!

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Running cadence is important. An optimal rate is about 180 steps per minute (SPM). With a slower cadence there's a likelihood of overstriding, a common problem with novice runners often evidenced by severe heel striking.

Running & Training Update

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Not so ten years later, so I’ve decided that my running will be done mostly on weekdays, when my workday is mostly sedentary. So that gives me five consecutive days to ply the roads and trails each week.

Running and Fitness Update

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

During the year before we moved into the offices in Tower Office Plaza, I averaged 187 running miles per month. In the three years since moving, the monthly average dropped to 107.