QT: A Little Change Can Be a Good Thing

How do you feel about changing things up?

As you might be aware, I’m a fan of a good routine and sticking with the status quo.

We Fear Change

I’m not sure that I necessarily fear change, but I am sure that I don’t very often like change.

Yet, sometimes change is a necessary thing… Read more

QT: Look Back on Your Past Before Moving Forward to the Future

When I was younger, my favorite thing about the end of the year was the annual “best videos of the year” countdowns on MTV and VH1.

Judging by the lack of music videos shown on either channel these days, I’d say it’s safe to assume they don’t look back at the year’s best videos anymore, eh?

I Digress

As the new year approaches, I’m legitimately excited for what is in store.

I have big plans (and goals) for my running, for my business, and (most importantly) for my family.

I’m guessing that you probably have some goals in mind for the new year as well, yes?

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Fail Better

QT: Accept That Failure is a Possibility If You Want to Crush It

If you have the courage to fail, then you have the courage to succeed. ~Shalane Flanagan

How bad do you want to be successful in reaching your running goals?

Stupid question, right?

Do you want success bad enough that you’re 100% ok with the idea of failing in the pursuit of your goals?

Because if you’re not, you won’t be successful. Period.

Shit Just Got Real Read more

Proof I'll Be Speaking at the Connect Run Club Virtual Running Conference

Join Me at the Connect Run Club Virtual Running Summit

If you’ve been around the blog or the podcast for awhile, you may remember that about a year ago I was talking about putting together a virtual running summit. The plan was to bring in a dozen or so speakers and have them present on topics that would be of interest to runners such as injuries, form, nutrition, and so on.

Yeah, about that…


Obviously my virtual running summit never came to fruition, so why bring up those memories?

Well, Coach Trey and Brandon from the Connect Run Club are putting together what looks to be a pretty awesome virtual running summit, and they have asked yours truly to be one of the speakers/presenters!

Proof I'll Be Speaking at the Connect Run Club Virtual Running Summit

Proof I’ll Be Speaking at the Connect Run Club Virtual Running Summit

I’ll be speaking on Tuesday, the 23rd of February at 2 PM.

I’ll see you there, right?

Who Else is Speaking at the Virtual Running Summit?

If I’m being honest, I’m hardly the headliner for this event.

Check out some of the folks I’ll be sharing the “stage” with: Read more

New Runners Should Hire a Coach

Should new runners hire a running coach?

To put it simply, yes.

New Runners, Running, Coach

“Doh! I should have worked with a coach!”

While it’s true to a point that running is nothing but putting one foot in front of the other a little faster than you do when you’re walking, there are a lot of things that can (and often do) go wrong for runners–both newbies and seasoned veterans alike. If new runners hire a coach, even for just a short period of time, they can avoid some of the missteps that may lead to burn out, dissatisfaction, or even worse–injury. Read more