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133: How Do You Respond To Something New?

Uncategorized Mar 26, 2020

When we are approached with a new idea, opportunity, or challenge, our perspective will determine the result.  Do we approach timidly with fear and apprehension about what could go wrong? Do we try to make it fit into the world we already know because that is more comfortable?  Do we boldly step forward, prepared to gain the reward that will come from the new adventure?


Highlights of the Episode:

The idea of a comfort zone. 5:00

Continuously functioning outside of your comfort zone is possible. 10:00

How to act and handle new things appropriately. 14:40

When does fear become a helpful reaction? 19:40

Healthy ways to approach a new situation. 30:38

Becoming open to new possibilities. 40:50

Understanding that failure is necessary at times. 42:15

Ridding judgement for extraordinary possibilities to come. 45:15


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132: What To Do In Uncertain Times

Uncategorized Mar 19, 2020

Races are being cancelled, training plans are being derailed, long term goals are hazy and short term actions have plenty of distractions.  There is an air of panic and confusion. Amidst the swirl of chaos, where and how does running fit? Should you go get in a run? Where is the motivation?  What is the point? This is a time that we need running more than ever, and with all of the extra time we have, we can take a step back and look at some things we may have been neglecting.

Highlights of the Episode:

What to do when there’s confusion around your training process. 6:10

The pros and cons of tying your success to a number. 9:40

Assessing the areas of your life that need your effort the most. 16:22

How running can build a community within your own life. 19:19

What is a running community? 20:11

The nice things that a running community can bring to you and your life. 24:00

Opening your doors to an experimental mindset. 27:50

Understanding the need for self confidence...

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131: These Things Are More Important Than Willpower

Uncategorized Mar 12, 2020

Many of us would like to run better.  That may mean faster, longer, stronger, more consistently, or some combination.  We may have tried various training plans or workouts routines only to have them not work for us.  We can all accept that the key to improvement is consistency, and consistency comes from building a habit.  In this episode, we talk about why the habit is easier to build when we start in our mind. 

Highlights of the Episode:

The essence of PR/PB to a real life runner. 4:02

The identity of a real life runner as a person. 15:05

The different forms of success for a real life runner. 16:00

How mindset shifting helps in embracing the real life runner identity. 22:20

Changing your physical environment. 25:48


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130: What to do when you miss a run

Uncategorized Mar 05, 2020

 We are all runners.  We have covered this repeatedly.  We also have pointed out that we are still runners on days we do not run.  When that non-running day was supposed to be a running day, many of us are quick to place very harsh judgement on ourselves.  Remember, you are not just a runner, you are a real life runner and you choose how to run your life. 

Highlights of the Episode:

The stigma of having to miss a run. 6:40

You are allowed to miss a run – the acceptance. 11:10

Ways to re-frame your mindset. 15:13

Understanding that running requires recovery. 15:26

Refocusing on your “whys.” 28:26

The goodness of being grateful amidst the negativities in life. 35:08


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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. 

Highlights of the Episode:

Stretching myths and where they most likely originated. 2:13
  1. All runners should stretch.
  2. All runners have tight muscles.
  3. The more flexibility you have, the better.
  4. If you don’t stretch you’ll get injured.

Flexibility vs. Mobility. 11:00
Mobility work and strength training – what runners need more of. 23:59
The perception of tightness. 30:00
Understanding that stretching...

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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.

Highlights of the Episode

Understanding the dangers of negative self talk and how it can...

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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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