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Running Tip: Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

stop comparing yourself

Stop comparing yourself to others!  This shouldn’t just be a running tip, but a big life one.  Certainly something in the day and age of social media sharing I think most of us struggle with more than ever in the past.  Perfect lives are no longer just in the magazines or TV, they are all around you.  Everyone is the most awesome at everything they have ever done.  I took a picture of my soup today?  Why?  Because I’m the…

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Honor The Journey: “Relentless”

relentless

Last year the word that themed my running was “relentless”.  I didn’t even realize it until I had one of those amazing “Aha!” moments on a run last summer.  I had recently read a book called “Strong”  written by an American Olympic Runner “Karen Goucher” and it’s about running confidence.  It was that book and that run that set me on a path of realization that I hadn’t experienced as a runner before.  It changed my running, but like most…

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Running Tip: Find A Support Group or Tribe

Support Group

If you would have told me I would be running a support group or part of a “tribe” seven or eight years ago I would have laughed in your face.  I also would have been a complete ass.  In fairness, my donkey tendencies were part of a survival pattern I had created for myself at a very young age.  The lone wolf routine had gotten me through a lot of hard times, but it inhibited me from growing any further…

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Honor The Journey: This Is Why I Do It

Do you ever ask why I do it?  I had 17 miles scheduled to run this past Sunday morning and it was one of those tough runs that tested you physically, mentally, but also gave you one of the greatest gifts long distance running gives if you are willing to let it.  It gives me insight to who I am.  It leaves me naked.  I can’t hide from myself or my most basic pieces.  It is just me.  Why do…

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Running Tips: Setting Attainable Goals

attainable goals

Setting attainable goals for ourselves isn’t something I think most people lack.  The struggle is actually sticking to those goals.  New Years resolutions are always popular, but most people break their resolutions before January has even concluded.  I think we imagine the things we’d like to achieve, but we don’t always thoroughly evaluate how to achieve them and the result is abandoning them or even failure.  I’m guilty of this as anyone else, but I have discovered a way to…

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Honor The Journey: Running As A Single Mom

HTJ Single Mom

When I began my real running journey it was as my first year as a single mom.  I was re-learning my life, my identity, and struggling with just about everything.  As I’ve explained many times before, a friend of mine who has become family, my running Dad “Jim” said, “Run With Me”.  That year I started training at the gym and taking long runs with him where he’d travel all the way from the East Side (Detroit-Metro) to the West…

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Running Tip: Increasing Distance

Increasing Distance

Are you training for a half marathon, a full marathon or even graduating to a 10K but are scared of increasing distance in your training?  It can be intimidating and rightly so.  You are challenging yourself to push both your mental and physical limits and it’s no easy task.  If you follow my blog you know I don’t follow traditional training methods.  I use them and adapt them to my own unique needs and apply them to my training to…

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