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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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139: TMI? Some Things Only Runners Understand May 07, 2020

Running has a way of bringing down some of the privacy walls we put up around us.  There is a saying that everything comes out on a long run.  Sharing personal experiences and feelings can be very cathartic and we have mentioned that before.  Today, we go intimate, but not in a...

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138: The Things That Might Be Missing From Your Running Foundation Apr 30, 2020

Runners love to run and if you talk to them about building a foundation, they will give you all sorts of stats about base mileage and speed workouts.  However, the complete picture of a well rounded foundation needs to include strength and mobility.  Without these ingredients our...

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137: What Makes The Running Community So Special? Apr 23, 2020

Runners love other runners.  We love to talk about running and training and racing.  We will compare shoes and workouts and anything else we can think of.  Running, at its best, breaks down barriers because we all know that we run and we have that in common.  In this time we...

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