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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 Click To Tweet Read more

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?