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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119: Lessons from 2019 - In Running and Life

Uncategorized Dec 19, 2019

It’s getting close to the end of the year, which means it’s time to look back and see what we can learn from the past year.  Problems, challenges, and obstacles were all there to teach lessons, and if we do not take the time to figure out what the lesson was, we will be spending 2020 reliving the same old problems in shiny new packaging. 

Today we talk about: 

  • The mental side of running and how that affects our training and racing
  • The benefits of having a training plan
  • The benefits of not having a training plan
  • The one thing that makes the most difference, whether you do or do not follow a training plan
  • And much more!

Highlights of the Episode:

Running is mental. 10:52

The benefits of making plans. 18:44

The good side of not having a concrete/strict plan. 29:44

Approaching running with a totally experimental mindset. 43:57

Consistency pays off in the long run. 46:44

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118: Avoiding Running Aches and Pains

Uncategorized Dec 13, 2019

 

No one likes being hurt.  You lose your running routine.  You can lose some fitness if you are out for too long.  What about the smaller aches and pains? Reminders that you ran that day.  A twinge as you run down the street. Soreness when you wake up or try to fall asleep.  Does running need to be so painful? How can runners look so powerful while running and so feeble and awkward afterwards? 

Highlights of the Episode:

Difference between pain and soreness. 4:44

Running when done fluidly. 9:07

Effects of overworked muscles. 14:14

Treating and prevention of aches and pains. 19:56

Difference between flexibility and mobility. 21:32

More is not always better. 35:50

Benefits of strength training. 42:16

Combination Moves. 48:15

If you are a runner, think of yourself as an athlete and start acting that way. 55:30

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117: Are You Sabotaging Your Own Success?

Uncategorized Dec 05, 2019

Goals are great.  Plans are useful. What about when you carefully choose a goal and follow a plan and just seem to keep missing?  The important ingredient missing from a standard training plan is to continue building and fostering belief. Without belief in the possibility of the result, you will never commit to the work needed to achieve the result.  Are you doing something to sabotage your own success? 

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116: Give Thanks For Your Running Journey, Each and Every Run

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and think about the things that we are grateful for.  It is a wonderful time to reflect and just be. Yes, there can be a lot to do, especially if you are hosting, but it’s also a time to sit back and relax and just enjoy.  How many times do we just do that in our lives? How many times do we say thank you for our bodies? For running? For what we are able to do? Or are we critical of ourselves and focus more on what we aren’t capable of?  How someone else is better than us? How we wish we were faster, had a different body, or were farther along in our journey than we are right now? Well, my friend, we are exactly where we are meant to be.

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115: Do You Actually Want To Achieve Your Goal?

Uncategorized Nov 21, 2019

Goals are great. They can give us direction and focus.  They can keep us motivated and push us through rough patches.  However, goals need to be created carefully. Before a goal can be created, we have to decide on our life priorities and make sure that any goal fits with our overall values.  When you are satisfied with your life, but not working toward a goal, it is time to ask a bold question. Do you actually want to reach your goal?

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