Marc Bigbie

It's really not about me…

My Buddhism, Getting Chicked, Thongs, and Childbirth

by Marc on November 24, 2013, no comments

Lately one of the things I’ve changed in my life, and like setting goals, I used to think it was a bunch of crap, is trying to be more of a Giver instead of just a Taker. Giving and doing for others always came from people I didn’t want to listen to, usually for many […]

What You See is NOT What You Get

by Marc on November 17, 2013, one comment

Sometimes we all need a little perspective. We see something one way until someone comes along and smacks us in the head and says “hey, come stand over here and look at it dummy!” Even when we think we’ve looked at it from all angles, there’s usually someone else that can point out what you’re […]

Finding Success in Failure

by Marc on November 12, 2013, 4 comments

So there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that I set a PR in my half marathon time. The bad news is, I wasn’t running a half marathon, and I bombed the second half of the full marathon. I’ve waited two days to write this so I can clear my head and […]

Have you Ever Prepared for Battle? I Am right Now

by Marc on November 8, 2013, one comment

With 24 hours to go, I’m well on my way to doing battle. I have a big race tomorrow, a full marathon which is 26.2 miles. I’ve done it before, 3 times actually. I’ve even run a few ultra-marathons, so I’ve been up to 31 miles in one of them. This one however will be […]

Never Work Another Job you Hate, Ever Again

by Marc on November 4, 2013, 3 comments

I got to spend this past weekend in the happiest place on earth, Disney World, my home away from home. It’s only a 4 hr drive from my “real” home, so we have annual passes and go 5+ times each year. I’m also fortunate to have a job that I not only have plenty of […]

You Can Be a Rock Star Today

by Marc on October 29, 2013, no comments

I’m standing in the corral before the biggest race of the year in my home town, the Rock n Roll Marathon, huddled among 20,000 other people wearing breathable, plastic clothing, trying to stay warm. With about 5 minutes to go before the start, someone comes on a PA system that’s been pumping music out for […]

Do You Set Goals?

by Marc on October 17, 2013, 7 comments

I never did. Goals were for “special” people who didn’t know what they wanted so they needed someone to tell them, dreamers, and people who liked to tell other people what their goals were and always had one, but never made it to them. Recently I came across a video on YouTube that I wasn’t […]

How I Lost 20lbs Without Really Trying

by Marc on October 15, 2013, 6 comments

As a kid I couldn’t gain weight, I was a stick. I could eat a Whopper and fries, maybe some ice cream afterward, and not gain an ounce. Sadly that didn’t hold true after graduating college when PT at the NROTC unit and daily trips to the gym stopped, and a job sitting on my […]