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Running 80/20 Requires Patience

QT: Don’t Forget that Patience is DEFINITELY a Virtue (Best Of-ish)


This post/episode originally published in May of 2017. The post/show notes are simply copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the same subject.

Don’t take shortcuts, they take too long. ~Sonia Simone

Words to live by, to be true.

In the past, I’ve come across several conversations related to patience and delayed gratification.

And as runners, we tend to suck in this area.

It's True

Keeping the Long View in Mind

First things first, when I mention the long view what am I getting at exactly? Read more

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

That's True

Quick Tip: Keep the Long View in Mind aka Patience is a Virtue (Best Of)

The post/episode was originally released on 12 May 2017


Don’t take shortcuts, they take too long. ~Sonia Simone

Words to live by, to be true.

In the past few days, I’ve come across several conversations related to patience and delayed gratification.

And as runners, we tend to suck in this area.

It's True

Keeping the Long View in Mind

First things first, when I mention the long view what am I getting at exactly? Read more

There's No Short Cut to Becoming More Patient

QT: Staying Patient in the Pursuit of Your Running Goals Isn’t Easy


“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!

Runners Being Patient? Hilarious!

Why Do We Suck at Being Patient?

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