“Coach, I didn’t run because…” – Patricia

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This is an excerpt from “Coach, I didn’t run because…” a book about excuses not to get your workout done and how to overcome them.

.As an infant I was allergic to everything. A switch in laundry detergent, a cat nuzzle, or a room left undusted was enough to swell my eyes shut. I remember, when I was about four, a visit to the doctor for allergy tests. He approached me with a board of pins straight out of Abu Gharib and pressed it onto my little blue-white forearm. When the results came back, the doctor said it would be easier to list in my chart the two things I was not allergic to: plastic, artichokes…

…I would run a hard quarter at the track, get very winded and think “I’m going to die.” Literally. I often told Coach that I just couldn’t do it. But after a while, and through great encouragement from Coach, I realized that I was not going to die, and in fact, I was getting stronger….

Want to read more about how Trish and other everyday runners overcome excuses and just get it done? Get your copy of “Coach, I didn’t run because…” It’s an entertaining, motivational and practical look at excuse making and how to become an Excuse Buster – just like Trish. Pick one up for your runner friend, a copy for everyone on your team or for that special someone you know setting New Year’s resolutions…. yet again.

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About Dean Hebert

I’m a mental game coach, author and speaker. I work with individual athletes, parents, coaches, and teams on sports performance enhancement. Beyond my academic post-graduate work in sports psychology - the psychology behind athlete performance – I am a certified Mental Games Coaching Professional (MGCP) and certified hypnotherapist. I’ve authored several books and hundreds of articles. “Coach, I didn’t run because…” (2008) is a seriously light-hearted look at making excuses not to workout and how to overcome them. “Focus for Fitness” (2009) and “Screw the Goals Give me the Donut” (2010) are two of my eBooks on mental game approaches for the everyday athlete. I wrote these because I believe that everyone can benefit from the powerful mental techniques that the world’s best athletes use. I have been cited in Runners World, Best Health magazine (CN), SWEAT Magazine, and the Washington Examiner amongst many other publications. I have been a featured mental games coach in Runner’s World and for the internationally acclaimed trail running resource - trailrunningclub.com. I also regularly appear on sports and fitness talk shows such as LTKFitness, Runnersroundtable and for more than three years I have co-hosted a weekly video series with Coach Joe English for Running-Advice.com. I specialize in mental toughness training. My clients include tennis, synchronized swimming, golf, race-kart, soccer, motocross, volleyball, MMA, cycling (road, off-road, time-trialist), running, duathlon and triathlon, basketball, football and baseball athletes. I have coached world-class athletes and athletes internationally. I have a passion for working with youth athletes and helping them apply mental game skills and techniques to all areas of life. Most importantly, my aim is to have people enjoy sports and life to their fullest through peak performances.
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