Tag Archives: Goal Setting

Runners-to-Runners is not Apples-to-Apples

A common reasoning goes something like this: Everyone is created equal. Everyone can do anything they put their minds to. If Jane trains 100 miles a week and runs a 3-hour marathon… Then if I train 100 miles per week … Continue reading

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Perspective on NOT Running – Another Reframe

Sometimes we get so close to situations, activities or relationships that our view becomes skewed. I recently posted about reframing. This is a mental game skill that helps us cope with situations by purposely seeing them from a different light, … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking – Optimism – And Mental Toughness

“Think it and you can achieve it.” “Positive thoughts bring positive results.” “Likes attract likes – so thinking positive attracts positives.” The Power of Positive Thinking The Law of Attraction The Secret What do those items have in common? Some … Continue reading

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Dealing with Defeat & Disappointment

As athletes we are goal oriented. Personal Records. Paces. Times. Places. Finishes. We certainly love the benefits of being in shape or being able to do what others only talk about. We enjoy the look on their faces as we … Continue reading

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Resolutions – Don’t start!

I have long believed that New Year’s resolutions are some of the stupidest acts to undertake. Let me explain. True, I am a skeptic. But, they are simply recipes for failure. You don’t have to believe me, just look at … Continue reading

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Inertia

Inertia: the tendency of a body at rest to stay at rest or a body in motion to stay in motion in a straight line unless disturbed by an external force. Resistance to motion, action or change. Have you ever … Continue reading

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Competition is the Test not the Training

Athletes train for days, weeks and months in preparation for key competitions. Athletes set goals months or seasons and years in advance. The training is arduous. Sometimes it’s even tedious. Some of us live for the training and have little … Continue reading

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