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Quick Tip: Give Change a Chance Before Making a Final Decision


I was listening to the Jordan Harbinger Show the other day, and something that was mentioned on the show really stuck with me.

The discussion had nothing to do with running, but Jordan and his guest were talking about how quick people are to try something once and then give up because it was too hard or didn’t go the way they had planned.

They gave a metaphor of having an old cabin out in the woods that you only visit once a year. And every year when you get to the cabin, you have to turn the water on and let it run for a few minutes to flush out the pipes before the water will once again be clean and safe to use for drinking, cooking, and whatever.

And as I listened to the discussion, I kept coming back to that idea of letting the water run.

If you don’t give change a chance, your situation may never get better. Or easier. Or provide you the benefit you were seeking in the first place. Read more

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Committing to the Process Helped Joshua St John Overcome PTSD & Depression


Today I’m running with friend/listener of the show, and a man who recently finished his 1st ultra, Joshua St John.

Joshua St John

Joshua St John

Joshua has only been running for a handful of years (at the time of this recording), and after getting out of the military his health took a pretty serious turn for the worst. He was taking medication for PTSD and depression, one of the side effects of the medications was weight gain gain.

After some time, he knew he needed to make a change for his health and he started walking.

At that point, it wasn’t an exaggeration to say that vacuuming the house was physically demanding, so simply getting out of the house and walking was a very positive step for Joshua both mentally and physically.

The hardest step is always the one out your front door, and that never changes. ~Joshua St John #runchat Share on X Read more

How to Eat an Elephant and Keep Your 2015 Resolutions

There are no shortage of adages out there designed to help you stay the course and make incremental progress when you’re working on tackling a big goal.

Chinese, Proverb, Progress, Steady, Consistent

The hardest part of being successful when chasing down big goals is often simply staying the course. On January 1st, it’s easy to set big goals for the new year. If you read my post from yesterday, you know that I’ve got some big goals for myself in 2015.

There is no way that I will be able to accomplish any of those goals in a few weeks. Or even a few months. But by the end of the year, if I keep making steady progress, there is no reason that I can’t be successful with all of my goals.

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Whether or not you made any resolutions yesterday, there is a good chance there is something that you’re working on that is a big picture/long term kind of project. It could be running related or it could be something completely removed from running.

Whatever you are working towards, whatever your goal is, there is no reason that you can’t be successful. Oftentimes, the biggest hurdle to your own success, New Year’s Resolution or otherwise, is yourself.

So get out of your own way.

If you keep moving forward, keep making small progress and don’t give up, there is nothing that can prevent you from reaching the goals/resolutions that you have set for yourself, this year and beyond.

“When you eat an elephant, take it one bite at a time.”

~Creighton Abrams

Eat an Elephant, Progress, Step by Step


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