How to Avoid Recurring Running Injuries

Did you know that about half of runners miss time due to running related injuries every year?

That’s an amazing statistic because many people think of running as a low-risk sport when it clearly isn’t!

No matter what we do, some running related injuries are unavoidable. But there are many runners are consistently dealing with recurring running injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and ITBS.

Contrary to what these runners may believe, you really can participate in our sport and avoid any of the recurring running injuries for years.

Find out how by watching today’s video.

How Do You Handle the Post Race Blues? (with Video)

One thing that is rarely talked about in running circles is what happens after running a race.

After spending months training for a particular race, the race is over and the post race blues are quick to set in.

So how do you deal with them?

Cures for the Post Race Blues

I’ll be diving into each of these cures more in the video, but here is the quick version:

  • Take a Break: A few days (or more) off from running can be good for the body and the mind. Stay active, just don’t run.
  • Volunteer: Find a race in your area and volunteer for it. Guaranteed you’ll be much more appreciative of every volunteer you ever see at another race again.
  • Reassess Your Goals: After a big race is a great time to come up with new goals or come up with a new strategy for success for the future.
  • Sign Up for Another Race: Nothing beats the post race blues like having a new race to look forward to!

So there you have it guys.

Post race blues really are a thing, and they can get you down if you’re not careful.

What Are Your Tips for Overcoming a Case of the Post Race Blues?

The Importance of Taking a Look Back (with Video)

How often do you stop and take a look back?

This time of the year, it seems like everyone is looking back on the year that was.

But as runners, taking a look back at our training over several weeks/months/years can be vital to help us continue to grow and improve.

That is a big reason why I’ll be keeping a running journal in 2016, and if you’ve never kept a running journal before I’d encourage you to start one as well.

As we put a bow on 2015, I’d encourage you to take a few minutes in the next few days to look back on your running for 2015.

Note the good. Note the bad.

And use that reflection as a way to cement your running plans/goals for 2016.

My First Year on YouTube in Less Than 4 Minutes (with Video)

In 2015, I decided that I was going to commit to shooting and releasing one video on YouTube each week.

And now, looking back on a year’s worth of videos, I have to say that I am one hot mess!

My first year on YouTube has definitely been a learning experience and a big time challenge, but as the year went on I found myself enjoying the challenge more and more each week.

So will the videos continue in 2016?

You better believe it!

But before we worry too much about what’s to come next year, enjoy this look back at some of the highlights (and lowlights) of my first year on YouTube.

Do You Have a Favorite Video from My First Year on YouTube?

Should You Keep a Running Journal? (with Video)

Do you keep a running journal?

I really don’t. For the past few years, my “journal” has been nothing more than a calendar with my mileage written down for each particular day.

So basically, I haven’t kept a journal.

But that’s going to change.

I’ve decided that next year I’m going to keep a better running journal, so I can look back with a bit more accuracy at past workouts and use those experiences to help me improve in the future.

In this video, I’m talking about the reasons I haven’t kept a journal, the quote that is making me rethink my lack of a journal, and the things that a journal can help me (or any of us) overcome.

Do You Keep a Running Journal? Why or Why Not?