Finding a Fresh Start at a Running Retreat in Spain

Finding a Fresh Start at a Running Retreat in Spain

After months of preparation, I was finally heading to Spain. And not a moment too soon. I’d been longing to travel abroad in order to regain my equilibrium. Events of the previous several months had ungrounded me. Not only was I deeply affected by the political...
Mind over Emotion: Is Negative Self-Talk Sabotaging Your Running?

Mind over Emotion: Is Negative Self-Talk Sabotaging Your Running?

At one time or another, we’ve all caught ourselves thinking something like, “I’m so slow” or “I should be running better than this” or “I’ll never be ready for the race in time!” These seemingly minor put-downs actually have a big impact on your running, holding you...
Running Strengthens Voices As Well As Muscles

Running Strengthens Voices As Well As Muscles

On yesterday’s run along a snow-covered trail winding through stubby pinion tress and scruffy sage bushes, the sound of icy snow crunching under my feet soothed my scattered mind. With the volume turned down on the usual chatter that fills my head, one dominant...
Your B.O.L.D. Plan for Abolishing Unhealthy Habits

Your B.O.L.D. Plan for Abolishing Unhealthy Habits

It’s baffling but true: so many of modern life’s social norms are actually really unhealthy, even for us runners. Eating packaged, processed foods, sitting for long periods, standing for long periods, striving to be highly productive every waking moment and looking at...
Stopped In Her Tracks: A Lesson in Self Compassion

Stopped In Her Tracks: A Lesson in Self Compassion

Every time my right foot contacts the ground, a surge of pain makes me wince. Despite the ache, I keep running because I want this run. In fact, I need this run. Running is how I subdue the stress of running a business and a household that would otherwise overtake me....
Is Mindfulness a Runner’s Secret Weapon?

Is Mindfulness a Runner’s Secret Weapon?

When a recent magazine article called mindfulness an athlete’s “secret weapon,” I just about lost it. Weaponizing mindfulness? Really? This headline is a symptom of a larger issue in the running industry. Everywhere you look, articles, videos and books about running...