Why Do We Feel Ashamed for Running at the Back of the Pack?

Why Do We Feel Ashamed for Running at the Back of the Pack?

Diane was in tears as she trailed several hundred yards behind the group of women runners on the desert trail. Seething with frustration at being at the back of the pack, she started thinking: “I don’t belong here.” “I shouldn’t have come.” “I knew I wasn’t ready for...
Manage Your Workday Like Intervals, Not a Sprint

Manage Your Workday Like Intervals, Not a Sprint

Treat your day like an interval workout–including cycles of productivity and rest—to get more done and feel better doing it As a runner, you probably already know that you need to include rest days (no running) into your training so that your body’s natural...
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...
Think Buying New Shoes Will Motivate You to Run? Buy This Instead

Think Buying New Shoes Will Motivate You to Run? Buy This Instead

Have you ever bought a new pair of running shoes or running outfit in the hopes that motivates you to run more? I mean, it sounds like a good idea: you buy something new, you want to use and in order to derive joy from your new purchase, right? I know I love that...
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....
Why is Running Consistently So Difficult?

Why is Running Consistently So Difficult?

Not enough time. Not enough energy. Not enough discipline. Are these really the reasons it’s so hard to run consistently? Do you start a training plan that works for a while, but then no matter how hard you try, feels impossible to follow? Do you insist that...