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151: How To Prioritize Your Running mindset and motivation Jul 30, 2020

Deep down we have a set of values, actually a very small number of them, that define who we are.  When we face choices in our life, we rely on those values to help choose the path to follow.  On this episode, we cover the importance of discovering your core values, the exhaustion of...

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150: Best of RLR - Running in the Heat Jul 23, 2020

It's our first "Best of" archive episode.  This one definitely warrants a re-listen.  So many good nuggets of information here.  We will be back next week with a new episode, but until then, stay safe out there, friends!

Summer is here!  It’s important to be aware that...

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149: Running Is Not A Solo Sport Jul 16, 2020

 

There is an often repeated saying:  “If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.”  In the world of running, the ability to go fast and far are often goals simultaneously chased.  After some amazing track meets over the weekend, it...

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148: When Is The Right Time to Jump In? (I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot!) Jul 09, 2020

 

Is it better to jump into a new situation without full preparation and see what happens or to keep learning, practicing, and mastering your craft before testing it out.  What if you take your shot and miss?  What if you wait and miss your opportunity.  Practice, or put...

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147: Does Goodness Lead to Greatness or Prevent It? Jul 02, 2020

 

There are a couple of differing schools of thought floating through the world of self improvement.  Doing good enough consistently will add up to monumental and drastic changes.  Alternatively, we should not be satisfied with being good enough and should be striving for...

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146: Change is Necessary for Success (in Running and Life) Jun 25, 2020

 

They say that insanity is repeating the same action and expecting different results. However, change is incredibly hard, so we seek excuses and hold tightly to our self-imposed limits.  We do things the way we always have and hope that if we keep going for long enough the outcome...

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145: How Runners Support Runners with Corey Brown Jun 18, 2020

 

We talk about running as a universal sport.  It has a low barrier for entry and not a lot of rules to follow.  You can participate solo or in a group.  You can run races of many distances and on various terrain, or not race at all.  We believe that races highlight the...

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144: Action Creates Clarity Jun 11, 2020

 

There is some prevailing wisdom in the personal growth world that taking action will guide you in what to do next.  The thought is rooted in the idea that staying frozen while clinging to perfection will not get you anywhere, so you simply need to do something.  This striving...

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143: Running: Unity Through Challenges Jun 04, 2020

Running should be an act of unity.  It is a sport with a low barrier of entry and people of all races, ages, and abilities can connect over the challenge of a run.  While we are currently without races, we are not without challenges.  Now seems like an important time to step back...

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142: The Pros and Cons of Labeling Ourselves as Runners May 28, 2020

 

Personal statements that begin with “I am” carry power and strength.  They define us and lead our actions.  They are our label, often empowering, but sometimes limiting.  We also put labels on the world around us.  We group people together as though they...

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141: Structure Creates Success May 21, 2020

Structure and plans matter if you actually want to be successful.  Raw talent will take you pretty far.  Working really hard will get you pretty far.  Most people are not born with Olympic level running prowess.  Even runners who do hard things would appreciate some things...

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140: What Happened to My Running Motivation? May 14, 2020

 Lack of motivation is a real issue that many runners are facing.  While it’s easy to simply say, choose to be motivated, it’s a little more complicated that just that.  We live in a world full of options and choices.  We are often bombarded with endless...

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