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QT: Trust the Process and the Results Will Come

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Few tasks in life can’t be broken down into a series of steps.

A leads to B, which then leads to C.

As long as you trust the process, and continue to do the required work, you’ll get to your goal. Read more

QT: All We are Saying, is Give Change a Chance (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 607 released in August of 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

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 the 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

There's No Short Cut to Becoming More Patient

QT: Staying Patient Isn’t Easy but It is a Virtue (Best Of-ish)

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This post was originally part of Episode 313 released in September of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”

As a distance runner, I’m supposed to love that saying right?

I feel like this statement is thrown around rather often in almost every part of my life OUTSIDE of running.

Stay patient is the message. You’ll get there, it’s just going to take some time.

If a running metaphor is one of the most common metaphors I hear in my life outside of running but rarely within my various running circles, that must mean that runners are good at being patient, right?

Runners Being Patient? Hilarious!

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QT: Be Patient If (When?) You Fall Off Your Pace


Whether you’re a math person or not, you can’t deny that numbers are a big part of our sport.

Distances. Paces. Splits.

And when it comes to goals, they are often number-focused as well.

PRs. Mileage targets. A number of races. Read more

Taking a Break from Running

QT: Coming Back from Injury Intelligently (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in February of 2018. The post/show notes are more or less copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the topic.


Whether we want to admit it or not, running injuries are all too common in our ranks.

Joker Sucks

Yeah, no joke!

But facts are facts. And the odds are that all of us will have to deal with at least one running-related injury at some point in our running careers. (And the odds say at least half of us will have to deal with an injury this year!)

As such, perhaps we should talk a little bit about the process of coming back from an injury then, eh? Read more