Health + Mindfulness-Related Books for Runners

Health + Mindfulness-Related Books for Runners

The following five health- and mindfulness-related books for runners come with my personal recommendation not because they’re new, popular or heavily promoted, but because I can honestly feel really good about recommending them to you. Why? I have a personal...
The Secret to Being a Life-Long Runner

The Secret to Being a Life-Long Runner

When I’m healthy and running well, I can clearly see myself as a life-long runner, enjoying my favorite sport well into old age, even if it means hobbling down the road on wrinkled, spindly legs. But when I get injured, burned out or simply too exhausted to run, I...
Stressed Out: When running poorly isn’t due to overtraining

Stressed Out: When running poorly isn’t due to overtraining

Jayne Perkins, 42, of Alexandria, Louisiana, never had a major setback. Then, while training for her 10th trail marathon, she felt she was running poorly, despite being sure she wasn’t overtraining. Then came a persistent case of plantar fasciitis. And then it...
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...