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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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Charity Running

Charity running has made its mark on running and racing over the past 20 years. Some charities form their own “teams in training” for fundraising as they train and participate in a targeted race. Some non-profits organize races that are designed to … 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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Focusing = Performance and Happiness

I read awhile back that a Harvard study revealed that when people are focused they are happier. This is actually an interesting yet not surprising finding. And it relates to one of the fundamental principles of mental game training for … Continue reading

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Running is Play

As adults we forget things. Things that are important. We grow up and tend to see everything as work. We work hard at our careers. We work at relationships. We work hard in our training. All of this in the … Continue reading

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