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129: Stop Stretching and Do These Things Instead

Uncategorized Feb 27, 2020

We all know that the best way to avoid injury is to stretch more, right?  Have you ever stopped to think about why you are stretching. In this episode, we cover stretching myths and clearly explain the difference between flexibility and mobility.  You may have been using these interchangeably, and that is not quite right. We discuss how to actually increase flexibility. Finally, we break down how to optimize your workout time by transitioning out of a stretching routine, and into tissue mobility and proper strengthening. 

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128: Stop Lying To Yourself

Uncategorized Feb 20, 2020

If you tell someone about your big goals with confidence that you will achieve them, many will just smile and nod.  Those who do acknowledge your goal, will often point out you are illogical, filled with wishful thinking, and are just a dreamer who should come back to reality.  Some people take those comments and thrive. What are you supposed to do when the negative comments are coming from you?

What lies are you telling yourself everyday? Some common ones we hear are “I’m not a runner”, “I’m not fast”, “I’m lazy”. Why are you being so hard on yourself? If you don’t believe you’re awesome, how do you expect to achieve awesome things? Today we talk about those nasty little voices in our head that tell us that we are less than what we really are. Time to stop lying to ourselves and step into the realm of possibilities.

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127: Train Smarter, Not Harder (What Does That Even Mean?)

Uncategorized Feb 13, 2020

Many runners train as hard as they can every time they run.  If they are not exhausted by the end of a workout, they feel they have not maximized their time.  This leads to a plateau, boredom, injury or burnout. Wouldn’t it be nice to make progress without having to feel so tired all the time?

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126: What is the Next Right Step? (And How To Get Unstuck)

Uncategorized Feb 06, 2020

We all want to become better runners and better humans.  We know there are steps that should be taken to move us along this path.  But life keeps getting in the way and the excuses are so easily found. Without a plan for moving forward, we will fall behind.  In this episode, we go narrower than a plan, and focus on just doing the next action, and then the one after that.

Highlights of the Episode:

Realizing that success comes from consistency. 8:07

How to stay on track and not get too overwhelmed with choosing which way to go. 20:15

Assessing your actions in a positive approach. 25:18

Finding the good in consistently checking where you're at in your journey towards the goal you want to achieve. 28:00

Understanding the need to be mindful with your decisions at all times and knowing our priorities. 36:00

Restructuring and organization works wonders. 41:20

The Next Right Thing (Frozen 2 Soundtrack): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6g1yQV0dIY

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125: The Thing You Do Everyday That Affects Your Running Success

Uncategorized Jan 30, 2020

If comparison is the thief of joy, judgment is the subtle temptation to steal.  In this episode we continue to discuss our need to compare ourselves and how our desire to pass judgment on everything we see leads to the need to compare.  Listen and enjoy, but please don’t judge.

Highlights of the Episode:

When the act of judging people becomes habitual. 3:30
Understanding that judgement is part of survival. 10:10
When judgement becomes a moral issue. 12:20
The issue with judgement. 22:22
The essence of being a real life runner. 45:00
Realizing the fact that you can't please anybody. 47:6

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124: The Hidden Culprit Taking Joy Out of Our Running

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2020

Comparison comes very easily to us and it can rob us of joy.  When we are experiencing satisfaction in our life, why does it matter what level of satisfaction our neighbor is experiencing.  Even further, shouldn’t their greater satisfaction just inspire us to greater heights? Why does comparison tend to deflate us?

Highlights of the Episode:

The roots and nature of comparison. 3:35

When comparison becomes habitual and unintentional. 6:00

The dangers of comparing your success to others' success. 34:25

Learning to accept the fact that your success is inevitable. 36:55

The benefits of trusting the process and being open with the results. 51:40

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123: Forget What You Know So You Can Grow

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2020

Change is difficult because it removes the stability and comfort of our current situation.  It pushes us into a place of uncertainty which we naturally resist. It also requires us to look at ourselves at our current situation and habits from a whole new perspective.  We cannot learn anything radically new, until we forget what we already know.

Highlights of the Episode:

What happens when you want to change something. 2:57
The habits that our brain creates. 3:28
The new possibilities that stem from new learning. 8:53
Believing that you can and that it is possible. 25:07
Tying your happiness in to your race results and the possible negative effects it may give you. 32:00
The possibility of hindering your own success and how to deal with it. 38:51

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122: Running From Seizures: Kevin's Journey to Jacksonville and Race Recap

Uncategorized Jan 10, 2020

Last weekend Kevin ran a marathon almost exactly 2 years after his third seizure back in 2017.  There was concern about whether running this far and this hard was simply too much for him. It has been a long journey back focused on overall physical and mental health.  This journey is far from over, but last weekend was a major step along the way. It was a race that was a victory lap.

 

Highlights of the Episode:

Training for a full marathon again. 7:00

Kevin's build up to the Jacksonville marathon – seizure free for two years. 13:24

Kevin's mindset going in to the race. 18:10

Kevin's multilevel goals for the race. 22:25

Kevin’s race results and goal outcomes. 44:05

The importance of hydration and fueling. 45:20

Lessons that Kevin learned in the race. 48:35

 

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121: What is a Real Life Runner?

Uncategorized Jan 02, 2020

What does it take to be considered a runner? Is it by the number of running medals? The number of finish lines crossed? This stigma has been going on for a very long time and it's making difficult for most of us to really decipher the real essence of becoming a runner.

Becoming a runner is a choice. Making that choice means that you have the confidence to call yourself a runner at all times. It also means that you are living your life by the values and qualities of a real life runner.


Highlights of the episode:

Qualities of a real life runner 4:47

Values of a real life runner. 13:20

Someone who really understands the importance of confidence and belief in themselves. 28:20

Understand that there's going to be temptations everywhere and there's going to be a lot of people that don't understand them. 39:08

Try to fit it all in. 44:17

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120: Goal Setting for 2020

Uncategorized Dec 27, 2019

We just bid our goodbyes to 2019 as we welcomed the new year. Before taking our full leap to 2020, let us take time to look back at everything we went through in 2019, in our life and in our running journey. The good and bad times, your wins and defeats and all other things that didn't turn out as you've expected.

Your 2019 might not have ended the way you wanted it but you can still turn things around. You can do that by making sure that all the lessons you've learned will be one of the reasons for you to be better and do better in 2020. Use those lessons for you to reach your goals that you have already set and will be setting for this new year.


Highlights:

Lessons that Kevin gained in 2019. 1:32

Challenge of defining effort levels. 1:39

Self reflections from 2019. 20:18

Goal setting and embracing positivity in 2020. 32:28

Angie's goals for 2020. 34:24

Kevin's goals for 2020. 41:46

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