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QT: Perfection Isn’t Always Possible, but Progress Is


Would you class yourself as a perfectionist?

How is the expectation of perfection working out for you?

I think all of us would prefer that our training, races, and life outside of running would always go as planned.

However, here in the real world, perfection is much more of the exception than the rule. Read more

QT: Surviving the Perfect Storm of Running, Life, and Everything In Between


I was part of a really interesting conversation the other day.

As you may know, every Wednesday I jump on a video chat with a couple of great running coaches (Laura Norris and Nora Bird) and we talk shop about our business and try to help each other be more successful.

This week’s discussion centered around something I’d never really thought of before but makes total sense.

The fall being the metaphorical perfect storm of running, life, and everything in between. Read more

AJ Scarlato is Holding Himself Accountable via Social Media


Today I am going a few easy miles with runner, husband, and father, AJ Scarlato.

AJ Scarlato

AJ has recently come back into the sport after injuries and life forced running to take a back seat.

He recently started a blog and a podcast to help hold him accountable and chronicle his journey for others.

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QT: Life Stress Can (and Will) Impact Your Running


Life stress.

We all have it, and all of us deal with the stress of life in different ways.

For many of us runners, the most effective way to handle life stress is to lace up our shoes and head out for some run-therapy.

In many cases, that may prove effective.

There are times that the stress of running actually makes the stress of life worse, and vice versa. Read more

QT: Stay On Track With Your Running During the Holiday Season


The month of December is a bit of a crazy time of year, yes?

Between now and the end of the year, things just tend to be a bit crazy.

Holiday parties. Christmas pageants for the kids. End of the year “things”. Family demands. Travel.

Add it all up, the routine is a hot mess from now until somewhere around 4-5 January when the New Year is here and we settle back in to our nomal busy lives.

All of this disruption can wreak havoc on your running over the next 5 weeks.

But it doesn’t have to. Read more