Rachel Mitchell is Transitioning From College Runner to Pro


Rachel Mitchell is testing the waters as a professional runner, after graduating from Sacramento State in 2014 after a successful career as a collegiate runner.

Rachel Mitchell is transitioning from a college runner to a professional.

Rachel Mitchell

The transition hasn’t always been easy, but as she continues to gain experience and adjust to the demands of running as a means to earning a living, she is focused on continuing to improve. We talked about this transition, as well as several other topics. Read more

No Time for Walken

The 13 Best Race Signs I’ve Ever Seen

As a runner, I can honestly say that I really appreciate a sign with a creative/funny/inspiring sign at any point during a half or full marathon.

Hell, I even dig a good sign during a 5k.

I don’t know how many times I’ve literally laughed at a sign while I’m running, and I wish I could remember all of the signs that made me crack up during a race. But below are a list of the 13 best race signs that stand out in my mind from the races I’ve run.

But first, here is my absolute new favorite race sign, though I’ve yet to see this one in person.

No Time for Walken

Image via @RunRocknRoll

13 Best Race Signs I’ve Seen

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Why You Need a Plan for Reaching Your Running Goals

Do You Have a Plan for Reaching Your Running Goals?

Goals are good things.

But what good are goals without a plan of action to help achieve success?

Not much.

Why You Need a Plan for Reaching Your Running Goals

If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

Success is not an accident.

If you want to be successful with your running goals in 2015, you need to come up with a viable plan. For example, my running goal for this year is to run 1300 miles, and I’ve gone less than 20 this month. Why? Just about every day I think about going running, many days I have even wanted to go running, but my “plan” is to run when I get everything done for the day.

Guess what? As a solopreneur, everything is never done, and therefore, the runs haven’t happened as often as I’d like.

So how will I be successful at achieving my goal for the year? It won’t happen by accident, that’s for sure! Read more

January Listener Q&A

Runner Q and A-January 2015


Back in August, I released a Q&A episode where I took questions from listeners of the show, friends on Twitter, people on Facebook, and anyone else that had a running related question that they wanted to get answered.

January Listener Q&A

And to date, it is the 2nd most listened to episode of the show.

Something new that I’m going to try for 2015 is making the last episode of the month a Q&A show. Obviously, the first Q&A show was very popular and I’m always getting questions from listeners and twitter followers (which I love, so keep them coming!), so I think it only makes sense to have a regular question and answer time on the show.

I think once a month will be a good frequency to start with, and I’m happy to adjust if there are enough questions to have to do this more often.

So let’s dive in. Read more

Thomas Edison Success Quote

Having to Reset Your Goals Doesn’t Mean that You’ve Failed

As January is drawing to a close, how are you doing with your 2015 resolutions?

I’ve been talking a lot about setting goals for the year in the past few weeks and I’ve been trying to give you some tips that will help you be successful. Remember that eating an elephant isn’t impossible if you cut it into bite-sized pieces, and you don’t need to be perfect to be successful either.

Struggling with your goals? Press the button, reset your goals, and keep moving forward.

Even if you’re doing everything right, there is still a good chance that you will need to reset your goals from time to time.

And that is ok.  Read more