AUDIO ONLY - 309: Running FOMO
[00:00:00] This is the real life runners podcast, episode number 309 running FOMO.
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[00:01:15] Angie: All right, so today we are talking about running fomo. FOMO means the fear of missing out. I'm sure most of you, if not all of you know what that term means already, because people use it all the time. But the fear of missing out in running that it, it can definitely affect us as runners in so many ways, and we are going to go into those in today's episode.
[00:01:38] Kevin: Yeah, thankfully both of us are completely immune to this. Definitely have never. Pollen for this. Well,
[00:01:44] Angie: so this is the funny. The funny thing is Has, Kevin had this idea for our podcast this week, and I said right before I hit record, I said, um, so where did this idea come from? And he's like, well, and I was like, was it the Keys 100 this past weekend?
And he's like, quite possibly. And then I [00:02:00] look over it, he's wearing the keys 100. T-shirt
right now from, from last year.
[00:02:05] Kevin: From last year when I ran the race. Right. But it's weird cuz trying to make the, the concept, I was thinking of fear of missing out with different like training styles, Uhhuh, and then started writing the outline and the first thing that I started writing about was different races,
[00:02:18] Angie: Uhhuh.
And you are enough. Like the first thing you wrote on here was you are enough. It's like, is that a subconscious message
[00:02:25] Kevin: Possibly. It's a, I mean that's a good message to everyone listening. A hundred
[00:02:30] Angie: percent. And I want you guys. To understand that we are runners too, and we, like Kevin said, are not immune to any of this stuff.
We are talking as runners, as coaches. Um, we've been doing this for a very long time. We understand it, but that doesn't mean that we never experience it. And I think that's really important to understand and to just point out because I think that sometimes we as humans think, well, if I understand it, then I'll be.
Safe from it. Yes, I'll, [00:03:00] I'll safeguard myself, right? I'll protect myself from it because I understand it. But we're all still humans with human emotions, and we can't just stop living. We can't just stop experiencing those human emotions. They're still gonna come up. But these tools that we talk about in our podcast, and both in this episode and in all of our other episodes, and also inside of the academy where we go deeper.
On a lot of these, um, things and tools and ways that we can help make ourselves physically and mentally stronger runners is that. We can recognize when certain things are occurring sooner, and then use our mental strength and our mental tools to help ourselves not go down into spirals like we sometimes are prone to do.
[00:03:43] Kevin: Yeah. Then I mean, that's so much of just kind of being aware of what's happening, being aware of, of your thoughts, and then. Like why they're coming up, how you wanna ham them. Yeah. Like you don't have to push negative thoughts away. You can have negative thoughts. Mm-hmm. You just kinda have to recognize what they are and not just dwell and spiral.
You don't have to [00:04:00] have a negative thought. Mm-hmm. And say, Nope, I'm going to refuse that. Right. And just gonna live in this only happy world. But you also don't have to dive deeper and deeper and go more and more
[00:04:11] Angie: Yeah. And sometimes it just happens, right? Yeah. Sometimes it's hard to avoid the spiral and we're kind of like, Just talking off the cuff right now.
This is totally not exactly what we were talking about, like in our outline here, but I think it's important that we just kind of bring it up because I went through this last weekend, not this past weekend, the weekend before on Mother's Day. Mm-hmm. Like I was in a downward spiral on Mother's Day because my mother's day did not go the way that I had expected it to go in my head.
And I knew that my thoughts were creating my feelings of disappointment and. You know, expectations that weren't met. I knew all of it was happening in my brain and I still couldn't pull myself out of it. I was trying to reprogram. I was trying to reframe, and there are some times in our lives where those [00:05:00] tools are really helpful and can help pull us out of things.
And there are other times where we just need to allow ourselves to be in it. Yeah. We have to allow ourselves to have these moments of. Disappointment or frustration or whatever it is, and understand that this is just part of the human experience. We don't have to immediately get ourselves out of it. We want to try to avoid those downward negative spirals and we wanna try to avoid just kind of like sitting in it and letting it fester and bringing us down and, and obviously, especially if that turns into any sort of like habit or long-term way of thinking, we wanna avoid that.
But just knowing that. Life is 50 50 and sometimes things are gonna be great and sometimes things are not gonna be great, and that's totally normal and totally okay. I just wanna make sure that you guys understand that because working on our mindset is fantastic and it can help bring us a lot of. Or like bring us into a more [00:06:00] positive place in so many areas of our lives.
But there are gonna be times that just aren't that great. And I think that, you know, FOMO is one of those times that kind of can bring us into that arena. And so, um, for those of you that might not even understand what we're talking about here with the Keys 100, Kevin attempted the Keys 100 last year, which is a 100 mile race from Key Largo to Key West, and he was able to complete 65 miles before deciding not to continue on.
Um, and so multiple times this weekend, and you, you brought up the keys
[00:06:32] Kevin: Yeah, I mean, I, I. I do feel some disappointment that I was not able to get back this year. Mm-hmm. But my training wasn't at a place a few months ago when I would've needed to sign up that I think I could have done it successfully.
Yeah. Now I'm like, oh, maybe if I had changed the last three months, maybe if I'd done this. And I'm looking back to things that were like, well, maybe if I had done things differently last winter, but I didn't. Yeah. I didn't do things last winter. So now I'm like disappointed in things [00:07:00] that I can't change because they're things that happened like nine months ago.
Mm-hmm. And I think. That's sometimes where this FOMO can, can pop up. Yeah. And really mess with us. So the first way that I want to look at this is essentially races that we think somehow they're going to. Make us a different type of runner, make us a more qualified runner. People that are like, oh, well if I run, if I run a 5K, then that's better than if I just never race at all.
And then there's 5K runners that cross that finish line and they're like, well, if I want to be a real runner, they have to up it to a marathon. So there's this like Pursuit of something that's more, or something that's faster. Mm-hmm. So you can get this idea of I'm gonna be enough, I'm, I'm enough of a runner now.
And that's just, it's ridiculous because you are a runner. Like if you're listening to the running podcast, You're clearly a runner. Like you could be injured right now and you haven't run in a couple weeks. You're still listening to the running podcast. You're a runner. It, it counts if, if you're run [00:08:00] walking, it counts.
If you're just, you're running, but you run three days a week, it counts five days a week. It counts. It all counts. You're
[00:08:07] Angie: Yeah. It's interesting because some of our newer clients, when they first sign on, I will sometimes pop into their training calendars. Mm-hmm. And just kind of see where they are and how they're doing and make sure that they have a plan inputted, make sure that they're good with everything.
Right. I like to kind of check in on people, especially the first couple of weeks to make sure everybody's doing well. And it's funny to me when people to, to see how people record their activities, because with our training calendars, it's fantastic because it syncs directly with Garmin. Sure. And, and like some other common apps and like Strava and, and other things.
But a lot of people have Garmins and so. It will pop into their calendar after they complete an activity and it will pop in as either a run or a walk or a cross training. And I've checked in with people before, cause I'll see a walk pop up when they were supposed to [00:09:00] have a run on their calendar that day.
Yeah. And I'll ask, well, you know, did you do a walk instead of a run? Is everything okay? Like, cuz I always like to say, um, make sure that they're not hurt. You know? Of course. And they're walking instead of running and they're like, oh no, I did, I did it just as planned. But. The where they started, they might be early on in their running journey.
Mm-hmm. Or just getting back into running after injury. Okay. Or something like that. And they're walking more than they're running. So they counted it as a walk instead. So they counted it as a walk instead of a run. Right? So say they're doing, say, one twos where they're running for a minute and then walking for two minutes, though they're doing more walking than running in that specific workout.
So they're like, oh, well it's a walk. And I would argue, no, that's a run because you're still, that's, that's a run. You're still running, right? And oh, this idea that. If you run walk, you are still a runner. And that still counts as a run, even if it might not be a run that you were used to, especially if you're someone that is coming back from injury.
Right? Right. And maybe you were used to, maybe you [00:10:00] just ran a marathon a couple months ago, but then you got hurt and now you're trying to come back after it and you're starting out with a run walk interval type of training, which is a fantastic way to come back into running. By the way. Yes. You're not where you were.
You're where you are right now. Yep. But that's still running. For where you are right now. Yeah.
[00:10:20] Kevin: So I mean, that, that kind of gets a little bit into like how the training, but it's still, it's that mindset of, of what you are as a runner. Yeah. And trying to put these qualifiers onto what type of runner you are, whereas you can just fully accept and embrace you're a runner and then, you know, then move forward from that.
I'm a runner and, and this is where I'm currently at with my training. I'm a runner and this is the race that
[00:10:42] Angie: I'm training for. Right. And a lot of times when we see people. Kind of falling into this FOMO trap or the trap of not fully accepting that they are a runner or putting some sort of qualifier on there.
I'm a slow runner, I'm a jogger, whatever it might be. It often leads to people always wanting [00:11:00] more, always trying to prove themselves to try to complete races that are long enough or far enough or fast enough that will qualify them as whatever they think a real runner is. Sure. Right. And that definition is different for every single person.
I would invite you to ask a lot of people, if you have people in your circle, what do you think a runner is? Mm-hmm. Ask runners and non-runners alike. Right. Because. Hopefully if you're listening to this podcast, you believe that if you run, you are a runner regardless of the distance or the time or the pace or number of years or level of experience.
If you run, you're a runner and there are different levels of running. There are different experience. You know, numbers when it comes to running, there are different distances, but if you run, you're a runner. And if you constantly are thinking that you need to do more in order to qualify yourself in some way, it's gonna lead to feeling very unsatisfied most of the time.
Or this temporary satisfaction where, like [00:12:00] you say, okay, well once I run a 5K, then I'll be a runner, or then I'll be. X, Y, z Of course, once I hit of course, 30 minutes in the 5k, then I'll be, you know, then I'll finally feel like that's, that's a good thing. And then you do that thing and you're satisfied temporarily.
Yeah. But then there's always something more,
[00:12:18] Kevin: Because you can always go faster or further. Mm-hmm. Like whoever you are, the people that just are setting world records, I think there's another world record at 10 K the other day. Yeah. Um, you know, they've gotta be thinking to themselves, well, if. If a mile one and a half, I didn't have that.
Like, hi in my step. Yep. Maybe I could have gone a little bit faster. You could have pushed a little bit harder. That's always the thought. Mm-hmm. And I, I heard somebody, they, they brought it back to like the original marathon runner that crossed the finish line, announced the news that we had won and then dropped down dead.
Mm-hmm. They're like, well, clearly I. I didn't push that hard. Yeah. So I had a little bit left in the tank. They're like, yeah, you, everybody always has a little bit left in the tank. Mm-hmm. Your brain prevents you from pushing yourself so hard [00:13:00] that you're going to drop down and die.
[00:13:01] Angie: Like it
just, is this actually a true story or is that just kind of one of those legends that people repeat?
[00:13:05] Kevin: It keeps
getting built up further and further. Yeah. How far the distance was, and did he have to go there or there and
[00:13:10] Angie: back and did he actually like drop dead? Right. Then and there. No. Yeah, there's a lot in the moment. There's a lot to it. Yeah. I feel like it's just one of those stories that keeps
[00:13:19] Kevin: getting repeated.
Yeah. Follow Marathon Runner Dean Cark, who Yeah. Won, runs an enormous amount into Loves Greek history. So you can combine those and get all of the details on
[00:13:28] Angie: happy, all sorts of fun. Yeah. So, If you are someone that feels like you always need to do more, it can lead to that feeling of unsatisfaction, temporary satisfaction or injury, right?
Because you're constantly doing more. You're constantly trying to say, how can I. Get results faster. How can I compress this timeline that I'm working with? Like, oh, this marathon plan is 16 weeks, but I only have 12. Can I do this same thing in 12 weeks? Can I do the same thing in eight weeks? You know, you, you try to rush your [00:14:00] results because we're looking for that hit of dopamine.
We're looking for that satisfaction of achieving that milestone, of achieving that thing. And often that can lead people to. Overdoing it over training, not allowing enough time. Or, um, the right kind of training to occur to get you to that goal. And that can lead to a lot of injury.
[00:14:24] Kevin: Yeah, I mean,
that's, that's the thing is if, if you know where you're currently at with your running and you know that you've got a goal of a marathon, Often there's 16 week marathon plans.
You can find 20 week marathon plans. But if you're not at the start of it and you think to yourself, well, I have to run a marathon to be good enough. Mm-hmm. Then you're just gonna try and focus at the end of that plan where you get to cross a finish line. But so much of what we do here at Real Life Runners is.
Trying to get through the the plan and enjoying the experience along the way. Yeah. So that you can feel the success of getting to the starting line. Mm-hmm. And the finish line [00:15:00] comes along with it, but the success of getting to the starting line is such a big win. Mm-hmm. But in order to do that, you have to enjoy the process.
Which means the goal has to mean something to you. It can't be like, well, if I get there, then other people will think that I'm a real runner. Then I'll be able to tell other people that I'm a real runner. Cuz you don't really want the thing, you just think you're gonna get this like external validation.
You're gonna get that, like that fleeting satisfaction. You are gonna struggle with the consistency of your training because the training days are gonna get long and grueling. If you're training for a long race, like a half marathon, full marathon, every day's not gonna be like joy every day's. Not bliss when you head out, but they can all be fulfilling.
If you really enjoy the experience, knowing that it's leading you towards something that will also be an enjoyable experience. It's gonna sort of matter to you, not because you get to be good enough cuz you already are good enough, but because you want to see what else is possible.
[00:15:59] Angie: Yeah. I [00:16:00] like what you say there about getting to the starting line, and it reminds me of an email that I just got from one of our clients who was.
Telling me about this race that she had, and she said, thanks for getting me to another starting line. Yeah. And that was such a cool thing that, you know, we say that all the time. We say that our job is to get you to the starting line. Yes it is. We want you to have a great race. Of course. We want you to achieve those goals that you have set for yourself and.
You know, the training plans that we help people create, that's the goal is, is to set them up for that success. But it's, it's the goal of getting to the starting line happy, full of joy, and not injured in the process. Right. And, and as prepared as possible for whatever that race is. And if you're not someone that likes races, you don't have to race either.
You know, like there's, because there's not a finish line that proves you're a runner, there's not a starting line and there's not a finish line. I mean, I guess you could say that the starting line would be, Going out for a run.
[00:16:57] Kevin: Going out for
a run, right? Like, I was gonna say, getting running [00:17:00] shoes, but just, just go out and run.
[00:17:01] Angie: Going out
for a run, like that's the starting line. That's, that's the qualifier, right? You have to run if you wanna be a runner, but there's not a finish line. There's not some sort of thing that you then achieve that then gives you the medal, even though they do give you a medal when you cross the finish line of a race.
That medal is not. Proof that you are a runner. It is just a little bling along the way. It's like a little, a little fun, decoration for yourself.
[00:17:28] Kevin: Sure. You get the, you get the medal at the end, but you don't get a stamp on like some official card that now says you're a runner. Mm-hmm. Like, that's not what comes at the end of any race.
And there's certainly not a distance that does this. No one's watching the Olympics and being like, oh, look at these guys running the mile. If they were real runners, they'd compete in the marathon. Like they're Olympic milers. Right. They're gonna be, I think mentally they've got it together, that they've accepted that they're real runners.
Like, just because they race in a one mile distance mm-hmm. Does not mean, oh wait, maybe [00:18:00] one day they'll, they'll be able to step up and have that full distance. Yeah. Uh, there was some, I forget who it was that I saw on Instagram, but that's what they were, they were on Olympic miler. That was mm-hmm. In town to like cheer on their friends at like the Boston Marathon or something like that.
Yeah. And you know, Joe Schmo comes up to them on the street and didn't recognize who they were. Yeah. And they're like, oh, are you racing this weekend? They're like, oh yeah, no, I, I don't, I don't run the marathon. And they're like, oh, well what, what do you do? And they're like, oh, I race 5k, or I race miles or something.
That effect. They're like, oh, well maybe one day you can build up your mileage. Like, this is like an Olympic runner, and you're like, well, maybe one day. And you know, the guy looked at him and like, yep. May maybe, maybe one day I'll give
it a shot,
[00:18:40] Angie: maybe one day. Yeah. But, but that's the thing. And I think that that is a thought that is shared in the running community that you just need to keep going longer.
Yes. Right? Like, that's just the natural progression of things. Like, people look at me all the time and they're like, they, they ask, oh, like even someone the other day asked me, how many [00:19:00] marathons have you run? And I said, zero. Yep. Yeah. And they're like, what?
[00:19:04] Kevin: Yeah. Totally caught him off guard. Yeah, I know.
[00:19:05] Angie: And
you had that guy thrown. Oh, and I was like, I mean, I do half marathons, I do five Ks, I do 10 Ks. I said, I run every week. I average about 25 miles a week. So I'm definitely a runner. I just don't wanna do a marathon. Yep. And And that's okay. And I think that people look at me sometimes, especially as a running coach, and I know that I've even had these feelings before of not.
This not enough feeling mm-hmm. Of like, I'm a fraud or I'm an imposter. Who do I think I am being a running coach and never having done a marathon? Right. And people just assume that I have, because a lot of running coaches out there have. But would you ever look at some of the most famous running coaches out there that, like you said, could have been Olympic.
Athletes. Mm-hmm. In the 5k. I am not an Olympic athlete either. Okay. But tell them like, oh, you don't know how to coach running because you've never done a marathon. Right? Like, no,
of course not.
[00:19:59] Kevin: And there's some [00:20:00] phenomenal coaches out there that. That basically their distance was, I mean, Steve Magnus, he was a miler.
Mm-hmm. Uh, mark Coogan, I forget the name of his, his club, uh, I think he's on fitness, but he was a steeple chaser. Mm-hmm. So his distance was 3000 meters. Right. But now he coaches marathoners. Mm-hmm. People aren't like, oh, well, I mean he only ran the 3000. What's he gonna do at, at a distance above that, like, right.
Because he knows what running is. Mm-hmm. And you can learn all this, you can get all this knowledge without having to cross that finish line. Right. Like you, you don't, you can have the experience of running, you know, the challenges of running, the challenges of running Five care, the same challenges of, of running a marathon, it's just stretched out over different time distances.
Mm-hmm. Like, they really are.
[00:20:44] Angie: Well, and that's why you and I are a team also, also, right? Because what I lack in experience you have in experience and what. You lack in knowledge. Yep. And experience when it comes to like the physical therapy side of things and the strength, and that's where I come in.
That's why we're a team, [00:21:00] because I don't have to understand exactly, you know, every little step that that person's going through because you've likely experienced that. And it's also very similar to a lot of other things that I've experienced. You know, so there's different things. Well, we don't have to jump into all of that, but essentially you.
Need to enjoy training and racing. If you l even want to race in a way that's right for you, right? You can try new things, but you don't actually need to do new things all the time. And I think that this is where a lot of people start to feel like, is this good enough? Right? I've been doing the same thing.
Don't I need to do more? Don't I need to try to get faster? Don't I need to try to, to run longer? And, and the answer is sure. If you want to. Yeah. Right.
[00:21:48] Kevin: That's the perfect
answer. Sure. If you want to. If
[00:21:50] Angie: you want to. But like, I, I actually just went on Instagram this morning. After my strength workout and I did a little, you know, video on my story [00:22:00] and I decided that I'm going to switch up my routine.
Okay. You know, I'm a big fan of routine and structure and having a plan, and for the past six months or so, I've been working on building strength. Yep. And I've been, you know, I had very, like a very set structure. Like Monday was a, an easy run. Tuesday I did a speed workout. Wednesday was strength, you know, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, like I had my entire week planned out.
[00:22:24] Kevin: But now you're gonna train for a marathon, so you can be a real runner. No. Oh, okay.
[00:22:27] Angie: But I am going to change things up. So instead of I'm, I'm gonna make Monday a strength day. Cause I used to do Monday as a strength day. Um. And I'm gonna focus, and I'm gonna change up my strength workouts as well. Like I'm gonna do like a more leg focused workout, more upper body focused workout, versus more of the combination workouts that I've been doing.
Okay. Just because I wanna see what is this new stimulus going to do to my body? How am I going to feel with it? You know? Am I still gonna run? Am I still gonna have training goals? Absolutely. Right. But. It's not the, the idea of training for a [00:23:00] marathon right now, with everything that we've got going on in our personal life with our kids in our business, it's, I know the amount of time commitment that would take, and I'm not saying I'll never run one.
I'm sure I will at some point in time. I even know which one I wanna do, but it's just not. Right now, and that's totally
[00:23:17] Kevin: Yeah, I mean the, the idea of needing a new race, needing a new distance, yeah, you don't need it. You can certainly try it. And, and if you've got the time and the space and, and enough time.
Both in your life and the right timeline to build from where you currently are to that distance. Mm-hmm. It's great. You don't need a new race, especially if you're like, well, I currently can run six miles, but I need to get to a marathon and there's another one next month. Like, you don't need that at all.
That, that's just an injury waiting to happen. Mm-hmm. You don't need a race to justify what you're doing. You don't have to go faster. You don't have to go further, but you certainly can, especially if [00:24:00] it seems like it would be fun for you and you give yourself the right timeline. I think it's kinda like someone who keeps trying to hit like new destination vacations.
Like this is like the person who jumps from one race to the next to the next because the races are what help keep them running. It's a person who's like, oh, well I'm gonna do this dream vacation. And then as they're on that dream vacation, they're planning the next dream vacation. Instead of enjoying any of the experience of what they're actually doing, they just constantly keep looking ahead to the next thing that could be, quote unquote, bigger and better than what they're currently doing.
They lack the enjoyment of what they're doing, so I think they miss out on so much of the experience. Hmm.
[00:24:40] Angie: I, I can relate this to motherhood. Okay. Also, and parenthood, um, cause I'm sure you probably have similar thoughts, but I know that with motherhood it's. I saw a video that this elderly woman had made, like she was probably, I would guess like in her nineties.
Okay. On on [00:25:00] Instagram. Last week, and she said that she's finally out of the stage of, I should go back and find this video. I pr I, there's no way to find this video. That's the, that's the thing that kind of stinks about like I Instagram and TikTok sometime, right? Like, I have too many things saved. Yeah.
It's like if you don't save it, then you, it's like to go back and try to find it, like forget it, you know? You can't actually, like, how do I search up like old ladies speaking about life? Like, nope. You
know what I mean?
[00:25:24] Kevin: Got finding that it's gone.
[00:25:25] Angie: Um,
but it was about, you know, um, Won't it be great when, yep.
Right. Like, oh, I, I can't wait till right. I can't wait till the end of the year. I can't wait till they're out of diapers. I can't wait until they can make lunches for themselves. Mm-hmm. I can't wait until they can stay home by themselves so that we can go out on a date. Yep. I can't wait till this, I can't wait till that.
And she said that she's out of that phase of her life of like, I can't wait till what? There's, there's nothing. Yep. There's nothing. She's, all the things are going, it's already passed. Right. And I think that when we're in those [00:26:00] phases, it's, it's true. Like they say the days are long, but the years are short.
Yep. And. As a mom, I'm gonna try to not get emotional. What is it about? Lately I have just been super emotional when I like start to thinking like about our kids and graduation season, but like, they're getting so big and so old and it just happened so fast and, um, it just, I'm a deep thinker anyway, but like, let alone when you have kids just throwing it in your face every single day and you're like, God, why are you so big?
And how did you get, how did, how are we here so far? Um, but it's. The same kind of issue of like, you know, oh, I can't wait until that time. Yep. And, and if you're constantly thinking that way, then you're missing out on the beauty of the current moment. Yeah. Like, you're not appreciating your kids for where they are right now and for, for the phase that you're in right now.
And that's such a beautiful phase no matter what it is. Right. If they're in the baby phase, if they're in the toddler [00:27:00] phase, if they're in the teen phase, which we all. No, it's quite challenging. They're all a challenge. There's a lot of beauty. They're all a challenge. Right. Just in different ways. Right.
[00:27:09] Kevin: And you, you
look back and you're like, oh man, that part was great, but they're all great. The whole fear of missing out. Yeah. Of I wanna get to the next thing because the next thing's gonna be amazing means that what you end up doing is missing out on what's currently happening. Mm-hmm. The fear of missing out on what's next.
The fear of, I wanna get to this new, exciting thing actually leads you to missing out on the current experience.
[00:27:31] Angie: I think we should just end the podcast there. No, we have the second part, but that's a mic drop right there. Right?
[00:27:36] Kevin: Like the mic is attached to this beautiful stand.
[00:27:39] Angie: But for real, like it's true.
Like if we are constantly thinking about what's next or needing to do more, you're missing out on what's happening right now. Yeah. The fear of missing out is leading you to miss out. Yep. That's so meta. Yes.
[00:27:56] Kevin: Uh, now we're gonna have to pay Facebook cuz you said meta. All right.
[00:27:59] Angie: It's not a [00:28:00] thing.
[00:28:00] Kevin: It's definitely, definitely a thing.
Okay. There's the second idea of this. Besides the whole fear of missing out on, on racing, there's also the fear of missing out on different training things. There's a lot, if you scroll in the social media, there are all sorts of different techniques of, well, you have to do this type of workout or this type of workout.
If you got a running group nearby, you have to join that running group and then you have to do what that group is doing. Which then also leads to you signing up for whatever race that group is signing up for. True. And they're great, but here's the thing, all sorts of different training styles can work for you.
They just can't all work for you simultaneously. That's, I think, part of the issue.
[00:28:40] Angie: That is part of
the issue. Cuz like you said, if you are feeling like you're missing out on something, it can lead people to constantly switching their training methods, right, to the newest trend or to what their friend did.
Um, There's a lot of trends when it comes to running right there. People say, oh, like it's just running and it's like not real. I mean, it is, it is. [00:29:00] But there's all sorts of things I, in the world of running, that changes in the world of strength training for runners that change mm-hmm. In the world of nutrition for runners, that change, right.
And all of those things affect how you feel as a runner. And so if you're constantly training or switching the kind of training that you're doing or jumping from plan to plan and not actually giving that plan or that method a time to work, it can lead to you never really reaching your potential. It can lead to training above your level, which means you're over training or under your level, which means you're under training and you're not going to actually.
Get the gains that you want to get from that training cycle because you're constantly just jumping around. You're not giving it actual actually enough time to work,
[00:29:47] Kevin: Like you need a plan that's gonna make the most sense to you. And there's a whole lot of training plans that can help you achieve this goal.
It's just a matter of finding one that seems logical, that's gonna fit into your lifestyle, that's gonna [00:30:00] allow. The consistency that leads to the best results. Mm-hmm. And it's, you know, we have training plans available. Yeah. There's lots of training plans available out in the world, leaping from one to one, to one to one every, every week, or trying to mix several different plans into a thing.
If you, if you put out a whole bunch of plans, this is honestly how I got into training in the first place. I found several plans that I thought all would kind of work, and I combined them into a, a plan. Mm-hmm. And said, all right, let's try this. Yeah. But then I stuck with that. Right. And that's the thing is once you've got a plane, you gotta kind of stick with that.
Barring any like crazy injuries, huge life-changing things mm-hmm. That say, okay, veer drastically from the plan. Yeah. But you, you've gotta stick with a plan for a while so that it gives you the best chance of consistency.
[00:30:47] Angie: Yeah. And I think there's a couple things that I wanna mention about that. Like, number one is you created a plan that you believed was going to work best for you.
Yes. And then you stuck to it. Yep. Right. So there's a lot that. That [00:31:00] you can say about taking several different plans, kind of looking at them, putting in the time and the effort to understand the purpose behind mm-hmm. That plan, what, what they're trying to accomplish with that plan, or what you're trying to accomplish with those different types of workouts, and then putting them together to personalize a plan that's right for you.
Yeah. Right. Versus. There's a couple different training plans I have, and this week I'm gonna follow this plan, and then next week I'm gonna follow this plan, and then the following week I'm gonna follow this plan because I kind of like all three of them, so I'm just gonna kind of combine them. But you don't combine them all into one comprehensive plan.
No. You just kind of pull pieces from like two or three different plans and just kind of throw them all together in one big mishmash pot. Yeah, and sometimes you get a delicious casserole and sometimes you just get something that you're like this, that
did not work.
[00:31:50] Kevin: It's thing that I made last Thursday that was like, it was edible but it wasn't
[00:31:54] Angie: No, I think that was Friday when I went out with my friends. Right. Cuz I didn't have that.
[00:31:58] Kevin: No, that was delicious. [00:32:00] You would not have wiped it. But the girls and I
put it down, it was good times. Sometimes there are meals that can be made when Angie. Is not home and they're delicious. And they're usually in both pasta and and cheese.
[00:32:11] Angie: Lots of
pasta and cheese,
[00:32:12] Kevin: which is little more cheese to it. And then when we'll put it under the broiler, it's gonna be amazing.
[00:32:18] Angie: But it's true though, right? There are lots of different ways that you can succeed. And the funny thing about this is that oftentimes the most. Successful plans or the, the plans that will allow you to achieve the most consistency and therefore the best results are some of the more boring plans.
[00:32:38] Kevin: Yeah, that's true.
[00:32:39] Angie: But you, it's like people always think that they need to change it up, right? Like people are like, well, I have to do a different strength workout every single day and I have to do a different type of run every single day, and that's just not
[00:32:52] Kevin: Yeah. I mean, sometimes that can be great.
Yes. Sometimes, like if you're the person that wants the variety in a strength training mm-hmm. Because you're like, mm-hmm. [00:33:00] Ah, I, I don't wanna go to the gym and, and do the same thing or go to my, like, my home gym and lift the same exact things. Then maybe the variety leads to consistency. Mm-hmm. But I, unless you've, like, you really get the, the reasoning behind some of the strength exercises, like you have a variety of strength routines that you can put all sorts of people through.
I do. But they're all very connected to each other,
[00:33:21] Angie: of course. And they're all, I mean, there's science behind all of it, right? And I also understand, okay, I'm trying to hit all of these muscle groups within the week, so if I combine these, you know, you can just combine the same exercises in different orders or in different, um, sequences or techniques.
Like you can hit the same muscle group with a couple different exercises so that, that people are still getting the benefit. But at the same time, I would like to even challenge that idea and say, Why don't you like doing the same thing over and over again, right? Like, oh, it's boring. So do you want constant stimulation or do you want results?
[00:33:59] Kevin: Well,
and, [00:34:00] and I'm not saying who people choose constant stimulation cuz you get that dopamine hit of trying something new and different and therefore it's exciting
[00:34:05] Angie: and that
takes us back to that fomo. Yep. Right? This like, this idea of FOMO is hurting your running, this fear of missing out or this fear of needing to be constantly changing things up or constantly stimulated.
God forbid you feel bored with your training. Like guess what guys? Sometimes training is boring. Running. You chose running. If you need constant stimulation, like think about it, right? Like running is kind of a boring activity. Yeah. There's ways to make it more exciting. There's ways to change things up for sure.
But overall, we as distance runners are running for 30, 45, 60, 90 minutes. Yep. Or more. Doing the same thing over and over and over again.
[00:34:49] Kevin: And if you're doing it correctly, the vast majority of it is at a very easy, comfortable pace. Exactly. Which is like the most boring way to run is you don't get to like, change up the effort [00:35:00] levels.
You don't get to mix up and be like, Ooh, but here I'm gonna go a little faster. And here I'm, it's, it's just nice and long. Mm-hmm. And controlled and relaxed and it's kind of, kind of dull sometimes,
[00:35:10] Angie: right. And it's good be, it's good to change things up because you want to be progressive in your training.
Sure, right? Like you want, if you're doing the same exact thing, the same exact way over and over and over again, you're gonna hit a plateau. So it is important to progress your training. And that could be in volume, that can be in training, like load, that can be using weights or resistance. That can be changing up the exercise, it can be training, you know, changing up what you're doing in your speed workouts.
There's lots of ways that you can add variety. In, but sticking with a plan that's going to keep you consistent and consistency oftentimes is achieved when you know what you're doing. You know? So having those exercises or having that circuit that you are familiar with, you don't have to figure something new out.
Think about what your brain wants to tell you [00:36:00] when you're doing something new. Our brains love to get overwhelmed very easily, right? Mm-hmm. So if we're doing something new and if we're constantly doing something new, Excuse me. Like if you have a brand new strength routine every single week, you're like, oh, shoot, I don't know these exercises.
Now I have to look them up. It's again, one more obstacle, one more hurdle for you to go to. So this fear of missing out of like, Ooh, I wanna find a new strength routine. Now you've just spent 30 minutes searching YouTube, and then you're like, okay, now I'm gonna f I'm gonna follow it. And they're like, oh, shoot.
Like I ran out of time.
[00:36:31] Kevin: Yep.
I mean, my strength routine is, is gonna be fit into that entire 30 minute window that I could try and find a new strength routine. So sometimes it can occasionally be fun to, to change things out. Sometimes it can be productive to change things out. Yes. Join the, the local running group for their speed workout.
You know, because you wanted to mix it up in your training, maybe do a different strength routine because you wanna mix it up. And that mix up helps you with consistency. Mm-hmm. But if you're doing this constantly, if you are [00:37:00] regularly pushing aside your training plan mm-hmm. That's just literally not following a plan.
Right. That is the epitome of fear of missing out. Oh, well I wanna make sure that I get in that kind of workout and that I'm running with this group and that I'm lifting with these people and it's never following something for you. Mm-hmm. It's always just trying to do whatever that other group is doing.
So that's. Going to never allow you to reach your full potential because you keep hopping from one thing to the next.
[00:37:25] Angie: Yeah. And if you like running with a group, we're not knocking that by any means. I love running with a group, but I also understand that there are runs that I do with the group, and then there are runs that I do on my own and.
I know that I can build those group runs into my plan. Yeah. Like we've got a client, um, that is over in the UK and she loves running with her running club. Yep. And, and we just know okay, you know, Wednesday, Wednesday night she's gonna go run with the running club and it's gonna be slower than her normal pace and it's gonna be shorter than her normal pace.
And that's fine. We're just gonna take that into consideration [00:38:00] when planning out the rest of the week.
[00:38:02] Kevin: Yeah. Yeah. And we've got people that are in all sorts of different running clubs or they, they weren't going to go with the running club, but then they, they decided to join them on a Tuesday and suddenly their Tuesday turned into like a 5k fun run.
Yeah. Like, oh, well, um, I dunno about that speed work on Wednesday, because Tuesday become a, a, a low key 5K race. Mm-hmm. Which, that's, that's fine. You can put that in, but then you have to just think about how that hits your overall. Overall training cycle. Mm-hmm. Did you just do like a low-key race on a Tuesday that Wednesday training speed day doesn't exist anymore.
Now it's a recovery run. Maybe it's an off day depending on what happened on the day before. Mm-hmm. Depending on your current training cycle. Right.
[00:38:42] Angie: And that's why, again, it's so important for you to understand the purpose behind your training the, the purpose behind each of your runs so that you can. Make those adjustments every now and then if you want to, so that you're not stacking a bunch of hard days on top of each other and putting yourself at a greater risk for [00:39:00] injury.
[00:39:00] Kevin: All right.
Real quick on this last one, the latest fitness trends, they do deliver results. Mm-hmm. Because if you're trying something new and it's something that you've never done before, you're going to see some relatively quick results. Mm-hmm. Why shouldn't we just keep trying new trends? Because we constantly get these little wins along the way.
Like, it seems like if, if I'm actually seeing results mm-hmm. If I can see an increase in an improvement in my, in my running Yep. By doing this new thing, why don't I just keep hopping from new thing to new thing to new thing.
[00:39:35] Angie: You're just gonna like throw
that over on
side of the court.
[00:39:38] Kevin: I mean, I, I can answer my own question.
[00:39:40] Angie: Yeah.
I mean, I, I definitely have my opinion on it. So what do you think?
[00:39:44] Kevin: I, I think that, that you keep taking the first step mm-hmm. Of a whole bunch of different staircases. Mm. Like that's, that's my thought on it, is Yeah, sure. It's a good metaphor. You can take that first step, that first step's relatively quick, but as you keep trying to climb higher and higher up the staircase, it's harder to [00:40:00] take the next steps.
So you keep taking step one and then back to zero, and then step one and back to zero. But you're never climbing anything. You're never getting the cumulative benefits. You just keep taking the first step of a whole bunch of different staircases.
[00:40:12] Angie: Yeah, and I
think it goes back to what your goal is. You know, like if your goal is just to be in shape, yeah.
Then sure. Like jumping from fitness trend to fitness trend is going to. Make sure that you are in shape and you're gonna, if you like, are someone that loves constant variety, then that's something that can, that can work for you. But if the goal is long-term growth and improvement, Doing that is not gonna get you there.
Yeah, that's a good point. Right? So it's all about the goal. Like if you just wanna like, I just want to be active and so you know what? I'm gonna take a month and I'm just gonna play pickleball, and then next month I'll do some weightlifting, and next month I'll do this. You just like to be an active person and live an active lifestyle, which is fine, totally fine, but you're.
You probably aren't trying to build for anything long term right. [00:41:00] Other than general health and fitness,
[00:41:02] Kevin: which is totally fine.
Mm-hmm. But if you're trying to improve yourself as a runner mm-hmm. The, the leaping from activity to activity to build general fitness is not necessarily going to build running specific fitness.
[00:41:14] Angie: It won't. Right. And, and that's the thing you might get a little bit faster. So say you decide you're going to in incorporate some very fast interval training into your. Into your weekly routine. Let's go back to the Tabata trend. Oh, the Tabata? Yeah. Or the HIT training. Yep. Right. Um, you will likely get faster in shorter distances in the short term.
But that progress will plateau and you, it doesn't build your long distance endurance. Right. They, you know, at the time people were touting Tabata and the HIT training as the everything workout. Yes. Right. Like it is the most time efficient workout. Yeah. It was a shortcut. Yeah. You're getting your strength and your [00:42:00] cardio all in one.
You're decreasing the wear and tear on your joints. There's like all of these benefits for. High intensity interval training, and sure, high intensity interval training is beneficial as a piece of your overall training plan. Like we do interval workouts with our athletes all the time, but that is not the only way that you should be training your body if your goal is.
I want to be a long distance runner. Right. Which most of you listening to this podcast, that is the goal,
[00:42:31] Kevin: So I think that it's okay to try, try some of these new trends and see how it, how it works with you. Mm-hmm. But going all in on a new trend is not necessarily the best way to improve your long-term fitness.
Mm-hmm. It. It kind of abandons what you were doing, so you have to be able to maintain what you have been doing and not be like, oh, I'm gonna try this entirely new thing. Mm-hmm. And give up on all these gains that I've made from something else,
[00:42:58] Angie: or. Not [00:43:00] necessarily giving up on them, but doing that in addition to what you're already doing.
Yeah. I think that that's more likely that more of what I've seen, at least from people is that
[00:43:10] Kevin: they
just keep stacking the new thing on top of the new,
on top of the new thing.
[00:43:13] Angie: Right. I'm, this is what I'm doing, but now I'm gonna add in. Three days of hit training because I heard it's really good, but I'm also gonna keep my running.
Oh, goodness. Right. And now I'm gonna add in some CrossFit because they say CrossFit's really good. Yeah. And then I'm gonna, uh, do some YouTube videos to, to try to improve my strength here. And they just try to keep adding, adding, adding, going back to what we were talking about in the beginning is, Always doing more.
Yep. Fear of missing out on the latest thing that's going to help improve your running leads. A lot of people to just overdoing it and just adding too many things into their plan and then getting burnt out or injured.
[00:43:47] Kevin: Yeah. I mean, you're gonna get injured and then they're, there's certainly not more because you're just completely
[00:43:52] Angie: Yeah. And that's, that's nowhere that anybody wants to be and it's definitely not where we wanna see you guys so. How do [00:44:00] we avoid this feeling of running fomo?
[00:44:04] Kevin: I think, what do you got? How do we avoid this?
[00:44:06] Angie: We have the real life runners method. Perfect. I know. This is, this is what we're going into. So understanding, I think number one is like understanding that it's gonna come up.
Like it's normal to have this like sense of fomo, this fear of missing out of like, Ooh, maybe I should try something else. Ooh, maybe I should do this. Like having that thought is totally normal. Yep. It's what you choose to then do about it. Like the action that results from that thought. If your thought is, Ooh, maybe I should try that thing, and then you go try that thing every single time, that's problematic.
If your thought is, Ooh, maybe I should try that thing, and then your thought is, yeah, but I'm already on a training plan. I should just stick with what I'm doing and then maybe next cycle I can try to incorporate that. Fantastic. Yep. Right. So I think there's, there's three steps that we teach inside the Real Life Runners Academy.
To help you understand the best way to train for [00:45:00] you. Okay? Step number one is awareness. It's knowing where you are. And speaking of that, if you haven't signed up yet, we're doing a brand new free training where we are gonna actually walk you through this process. It's next week. We start Monday, May 29th, 2023.
So I don't know when you're listening to this episode, but that's, uh, the date I'm talking about here. So May 29th. If you haven't signed up yet, head over to real life runners.com/challenge and you can sign up. It's a three day free training that we are gonna help you build your own training plan. Okay?
That is the goal of this training, that by day three, You are gonna walk away understanding what you need to incorporate in your plan that's right for you in your life with the goals that you have set. Okay, so step number one is awareness. It's getting very clear on where you are right now, so that when that FOMO comes up of like, oh, the group group is doing 10 miles on Saturday, and you're like, yeah, but I'm, I've only run five mm-hmm.
Up to this point. [00:46:00] You know, maybe I shouldn't jump into a 10 mile group run yet. Yep.
[00:46:05] Kevin: Yeah, I mean, that was my, yes, that was my FOMO a few months ago. Yeah. Of, ah, there's still openings I could sign up for this race that came back again this weekend when the race was actually happening, of knowing where I'm at, that I, I could not safely and effectively run the race that I wanted to run.
Yeah. I, I had full awareness of where I was and the timeline that it would take me to get to where I wanted to be. Mm-hmm. That, that was my awareness that helped diminish. Yep. Did I completely lose all thoughts of disappointment? No, of course not. They're still there, but it allowed me to not do stupid things.
[00:46:40] Angie: Well, and we talk to our clients about this all the time too. Mm-hmm. You know, they're like, I, I, I'm thinking about doing this half marathon or this marathon. I'm like, okay, well where are you right now? Yep. And they tell me, and I said, okay. Like either. Yes. That's a, you have totally, totally enough time Uhhuh, right?
Sounds like a great plan. Let's make a plan for you to get there, or, [00:47:00] okay. If you wanna do it, there's a chance you could do it, but it probably wouldn't feel good in the process. Yep. Right. Or getting to that race. Like you, you probably wouldn't feel good during that race because it's a, it's just a rushed timeline.
Right? Yeah. And having this sense of awareness and knowing exactly where you are right now. Both in your running and in your strength and mobility, and then also in your nutrition, your recovery, and your mindset. Those are the five pillars we teach. Having a really clear understanding of where you are will help you to set a more, um, Accurate timeline.
Yeah. Like what's, it's a, it's a better guess. It's not accurate, but it's like, what's the word I'm looking for? Reasonable, reasonable timeline, right? Of like the, the timeline that's going to have the best chance of setting you up for success. And who knows things might pop up along the way. That timeline might end up going out the window.
Maybe we're wrong in that assessment also, and maybe you would've been ready a little bit sooner, but I'd rather be [00:48:00] wrong on that side of things than trying to rush somebody through a process and getting them hurt. In that process.
[00:48:05] Kevin: No agree. Every time I'll always, I'll always err on the side of you might need a little bit longer to
reach that goal.
[00:48:11] Angie: Right. Exactly. All right. Step number two is intention. Okay. So after you know where you are, number two is know where you wanna go. Set a goal and understand why you want that thing. Like we were talking about before, of this idea of, you know, I need to just keep doing more. I, I'm not a real runner until, dot, dot, dot.
Understanding that. You can set whatever goal you want that's going to make you happy, that's going to make you feel fulfilled. And it doesn't matter what anybody else thinks. It doesn't matter what anybody else is doing. It doesn't matter what you know, you think, or it doesn't matter what you think. It doesn't matter what anybody else thinks is going to make you a quote unquote real runner or not.
What do you want to accomplish right now? You know, it doesn't. You can have a big. Long-term goal, like a, a really big goal [00:49:00] out in the distance that, you know, you're kind of working towards, but then you also have to have some shorter goals along the way. They're gonna help get you to that point, and once you understand.
What you want and why you want that thing. When you choose something that actually means something to you, then you're not gonna have to worry about motivation as much. You know, people always think that they're not motivated. How can I improve my motivation? I just need to get more motivated. And there's a difference between short-term motivation and long-term motivation.
And you know, what you, what you want for yourself, what you want to accomplish is not always the same thing as what you feel like. And we just did a whole episode on this, um, just a few episodes ago. Yep. Um, about, you know, overcoming that feeling to actually get the things you actually
[00:49:47] Kevin: Yeah. And look, setting the goal does not mean this, this whole idea of avoiding the FOMO doesn't mean that your goal can't be a new, different, exciting thing that you've never done before.
Yeah. Like, if you are excited. [00:50:00] You've run five Ks, you wanna try a half marathon? Go for it. Oh heck yeah. Have the right timeline on it and go for it. Make that your thing. Right. I have the goal of running the a hundred mile race. Mm-hmm. But I have the timeline and knowledge of where I am, so I can still have that goal.
I still have the why behind it. It sounds. Ludicrous. But I am excited to continue to give it a shot. Yeah. And so that it's fine if it's big and crazy. Mm-hmm. If it means something to you, it's still worthwhile.
[00:50:28] Angie: We
encourage big and crazy. Yeah, we do. Right? Like this is like earlier in the episode, like hopefully that's not what you guys heard from us.
Like we encourage big and crazy goals, be audacious, be like throw some really big things out there that you know. Where you are right now, you cannot accomplish that thing, but you are willing to try. You are willing to put in the work to see if you will be able to accomplish that thing, because quite honestly, I believe that we can do way more than we [00:51:00] believe we're capable of.
If we just do the right kind of work with the right timeline, if we allow ourselves the right timeline to get there. And enjoy the process because if you enjoy the process, you're gonna be a lot more consistent. And consistency is what's going to allow you to stack when upon when, over and over and over again.
That's going to get you those long-term results that you really want. Right.
[00:51:23] Kevin: Which I think takes us step three here, so know where you are. Set the goals and then take the actions. Mm-hmm. Which involves actually getting a plan that's going to actually make the most sense for you. Right. And sticking with that plan that makes the most sense for you, knowing where you are and what you both, your short and long term goals are.
[00:51:42] Angie: Yeah, and I think that that's really one of the, Powers of having that customized plan ha, having that personalized plan is that you don't question
it as much.
[00:51:51] Kevin: It feels stable. It feels safe.
[00:51:53] Angie: Well, it, it,
it feels it's yours. Yes. Right. Like it feels like it's yours. So there's this sense of ownership around it also.
Yep. [00:52:00] Whereas if you're just following whatever plan in like the Nike app or the Peloton app, or the Garmin app, whatever it is, you're like, oh, well there's probably an a thousand people following this same plan. This isn't my plan. Yeah. Right, but when you make a custom plan for you or work with a coach that makes a plan that you know is for you in your life with your experience and your goals and all of the restrictions that you have, and all the freedoms that you have, that there's something to that I think that will make you more.
Inclined to stick with it. Yeah. And because there's that sense of ownership,
[00:52:37] Kevin: that definitely helps push some of the Yeah. The FOMO away cuz you're not missing out, you have a plan mm-hmm. Based off of the goal that that made sense to you. Right. So you're not missing out on anything because you carefully figured out what the goal is.
Mm-hmm. And this is the plan that's going to help get you there. And sure there may be some shiny objects that you can see along the way. Mm-hmm. But you know that this plan is getting you to a goal that matters to you, and it allows you to pass [00:53:00] by some of the shiny objects on the
[00:53:01] Angie: Yeah. And because those feelings of fomo are still gonna come up.
And so when you, you know, go through this process, it's not like they're just gonna magically disappear. That'd be neat. But, but when those feelings do come up, then you can just remind yourself what you're doing. You can remind yourself, mm-hmm nope, this is where I am, this is the plan I'm on. This is my goal, right?
Like, does that fit into this? Yes or no? The, if the answer is no, then don't do it, right? Like, If the answer is yes, I, I think I can fit that in then great. Right? Mm-hmm. Like sometimes it's okay to skip a workout or to do something else instead, but that should not be the norm. Right? Right. The norm should be following the plan, but every now and then, if you, you know, hey, my, my friend just came into town and I'm gonna go on a run with her instead.
And, you know, she's not exactly where I am, and so I'm gonna go a little bit shorter today, or I'm gonna go a little bit slower today because I wanna run with my friend. Fantastic. Great. Fantastic. Or maybe my friend's a little bit faster than me. Okay, great. Now I'm gonna make that my speed workout for the week.
Yep. [00:54:00] Right. And then I'm gonna skip the, the speed workout that I actually had planned that week.
[00:54:04] Kevin: Right. It all just still
fits to you, right?
[00:54:05] Angie: And, and replacing that one workout is not going to make a difference. Right. Even skipping that one workout is not going to make a difference in the long term in, you know, your overall goal
[00:54:16] Kevin: in the long run, shall we
[00:54:17] Angie: run uhhuh.
Yes, for sure. So that's the best way to avoid FOMO is really those three steps. Awareness, knowing where you are in have, setting that intention. And then three is action. Having that. Customized training plan that's right for you. And again, if you want help, this is exactly what we'll be doing in our free challenge next week, starting May 29th, real life runners.com/challenge.
And if you're listening to this episode after our challenge, um, this is exactly what we do inside the academy as well. Okay. Our, our group coaching program is called the Real Life Runners Academy. And we help. We take you through these exact steps. We help you figure out exactly where you are. There's tests that we give you, run tests, strength test, mobility [00:55:00] tests, so that you know exactly where you are.
We help take you through a goal setting process so that you can understand what you need to be focusing on right now. Even if you have really big goals in the future, fantastic. We want you to have those, but then how do we break down those big goals so you know what the focus is right now to actually help you get there?
And then three is. Again, building that customized plan that's right for you with a lot of coaching support and community along the way. So you can check that out over on the website. Again, real life runners.com, um slash academy. If you're ready to jump into our, our coaching program, we would love to, uh, to help you out.
And right now we're actually running a seven day free trial for our group coaching program. So you guys can check all of that out over on the website. Sign up for the challenge, sign up for your seven day free trial, um, depending on where you are and what level of commitment you wanna have right now.
[00:55:48] Kevin: Excellent, excellent. Good, good. Synopsis of all the options that people have. Options just within our little world.
[00:55:54] Angie: Well, because we wanna help. That's it. You know, like people are like, why are you guys doing this? It's like, cause I wanna help. I want to [00:56:00] help more people run their life. I wanna help make, create more happy runners in the world.
Because if we have more happy runners that are healthier and happier, the world's just gonna be a better place.
[00:56:12] Kevin: We can run their life. We should put that on a t-shirt. I have a T-shirt that says that. Excellent. All right. I think that's about what we've got for today.
[00:56:19] Angie: All right, you guys, as always, thank you for joining us. If you haven't left us a review yet, head over to Apple Podcast and leave us a review and share this episode with your friends if you liked it as well. This has been The Real Life Runners podcast, episode number 309. Now, get out there and run your life.