The weekly recap: May 11

Like everything in life, there are risks and rewards. Tradeoffs. Yins and yangs.

Why do I mention this? Because last Sunday, I crashed on my mountain bike. But don’t cry for me, Argentina. Sometimes I need a week filled with pain to remind me that, as I strive to get better, I also need to be patient.

You see, after a beautiful downhill run, I hit a technical jump at the bottom. I was about to head home for the day, but then, decided I hadn’t hit that last jump high enough. So I turned around and did it again.

And proceeded to eat dirt.

Those of us involved with this blog – both reading and writing – are pros. And part of our gig is that we’re always learning and improving. But, for me, this week was a reminder that we shouldn’t push too hard. … At least not all the time.

I hope you’ve had more luck on your journeys this week. Meanwhile, here’s what we were up to at Hyland.

The Hyland Blog

  • Our Veteran Hylite series is off and running! Prior to working at Hyland, Brian Milicic served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1996 to 1999 as an Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Intercept Operator and Analyst.

“In the Marine Corps, I learned that self-discipline and drive are the foundations to success,” said Brian. “By bringing self-discipline to a team of like-minded folks working towards a common goal, the only limit is what people put on themselves.”

Read the full interview here.

  • Oh yeah, it’s time for the Hy-5! Benefitting MetroHealth Foundation, which funds public health programs throughout Greater Cleveland, the Hy-5 has raised more than $220,000 since 2009.

As usual, there will be a band, breakfast burritos, and even a pre-race yoga session. It’s always a great time.

Registration starts at 7:00 a.m., the race starts at 9:00, and the walk starts at 9:05. We hope to see you May 19!

My favorite thing this week

  • Allergy season. It is upon us here in the U.S.

And what’s the best way to deal with allergies? Immersion training.

It’s easy. And fun for the whole family! First, gain access to a giant construction vehicle. Then, gather folks around a tree filled to the brim with pollen. Next, ram said tree with said construction vehicle. Just like that, everyone’s suffering is done – all at once.

… That’s how it works, right?

Have a great weekend. Good luck on your journey. And gesundheit.

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he's a content marketing manager at Hyland and the editor of this blog. An author with an MBA and two books in print, he’s been writing about tech for Hyland for a decade. His industry certifications include CDIA and ecmp.

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