051: Are You A Real Runner?Aug 30, 2018
Are you a real runner? Do you identify as a runner? What are some of the benefits of finally accepting this identity, and what can be some of the downfalls of identifying this way?
Over years of coaching I have watched many runners take on the identity of runner. Some are quick to accept while others take years to accept and may secretly still think they are not actually a runner. The issue is usually connected to a negative self image and poor comparisons of themselves versus other "real runners". Once someone finally accepts the title of “runner,” the improvements on the metal and physical sides can really take off.
As long as running remains a hobby and not an identity, there is always an excuse for missing a goal. When a runner goes all in, a concept that varies widely in the world of real life runners, they can start working towards improvements. Goals can be set, training can be focused, experiments can be run.
What about racing? Once you fully accept the identity of runner, races can become less intimidating. They understand that the running community will support them. They accept that a race is a chance to test themselves and learn how to continue improving. The best runners are always good enough because they are only competing against themselves. They are not competing against a clock or a previous personal best, but against the idea of greatness. They are always good enough to strive for greatness on the endless journey of running.
Hope you enjoy it!! Let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered on our show!
Thanks for Listening!!
Want some Real Life Runners swag?? Check out our new shirts!
Do you love the show and want to help us to continue to produce great content for you? Please consider becoming a patron to support us and show your love and appreciation! Pledge as little as $1 per month or $1 per episode!
Need a new running and strengthening plan handed to you every month? Check out our all new RLR monthly running plan, which takes out all of the guesswork, giving you a 30 min and 45 min option for your running days, with time-based and effort-based workouts so that you can become a stronger runner, no matter where you are right now on your running journey! It also includes runner-specific strengthening, drills, mobility work, and HIIT workouts to keep you running strong and injury-free.
Come join us for the Key West Half Marathon on January 20, 2019! It is our first Real Life Runners destination race, and we would love to meet you in person! We currently have a discount code for our listeners, so if you are ready to register, use the code REALLIFE when checking out on Active.com for 15% off of your registration! Also, be sure to add yourselves to part of our team, Real Life Runners! Come and join us!
If you have a topic you would like us to talk about, please send us an email at [email protected]
Click here to request to be added to our private Facebook tribe!
Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each one!
Interested in Custom training plans and Personalized Coaching? Check that out here!
Have you seen our members-only area with a HUGE video library of strengthening, stretching, foam rolling, and mobility exercises, and more!! Check that out here!
Don't forget: The information in this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation.
*Note: Some links above are affiliate links and by purchasing through our link, we earn a small commission from your purchase. Your purchase price is the same whether you use the link or not.