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Quick Tip: Progress Comes in Different Shapes and Sizes


One thing that fuels a lot of runners to keep logging their miles is tangible proof that the work you are doing is paying off.

Seeing the mileage totals steadily climb every week/month keeps you going.

A little increase in pace per mile is a nice sign that you’re making progress as well.

When you’re seeing progress just about everywhere you look, you almost can’t wait for your next run.

But what happens when your progress seemingly grinds to a halt?

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Jen Kirkpatrick

Jen Kirkpatrick’s Journey To Be Healthier Took Her 100 Miles


Today I am going a few easy miles with Jen Kirkpatrick who has just recently finished her first 100 miler.

Jen Kirkpatrick

Jen Kirkpatrick

Not too long ago she struggled to finish a 30-minute couch to 5k workout.

Jen is the ultimate proof that consistency can take you from 0 to 100 – literally!

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QT: When It Comes to Making Progress, Consistency is King


I talk a lot about the role that consistency plays in your improvement as a runner.

Point blank, the best way to reach your running goals is by intelligently training for months/years.

In other words, consistency is king.

But training consistently, for months or years, is something that is much easier said than done. Read more

No. More. Excuses.

Excuses are Like Opinions, & You Know What They Say About Opinions…

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

~Arthur Ashe

How many times have you wanted to do something (running or otherwise), but didn’t because you weren’t ready to start today or didn’t have all of the tools/knowledge you’d need to get the job done or because the something just seemed to be too much?

You don’t have to publicly shame yourself today, but it’s worth thinking about all of the times we’ve made excuses to stop us from taking action towards our goals/dreams/desires.

Actions Trump Excuses. Every. Single. Time.

Since I talked to Gary Stotler for the podcast a few weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about some of the parts of his journey.

Remember how he said it took him 18 months to take his first running steps?

18 fricking months! Are you kidding me?

When he got started on his mission to turn his health around, he didn’t waste time making excuses.

No. More. Excuses.

No. More. Excuses.

Gary started where he was. Read more

Halfway point of 2015

Taking Inventory at the Halfway Point of 2015

If you were following me or the blog at the beginning of the year, you know how much of a fan I am of New Year’s Resolutions.

 

Halfway point of 2015

Don’t Look Now, But It’s Already the Halfway Point of 2015!

Making resolutions/goals in the first week of January is one thing, but looking back on them multiple times throughout the year, gauging progress, and adjusting as necessary is extremely important.

At least if you want to stay on track, meet your goals, and not keep making the same resolutions year after year.

So how am I doing on my goals for 2015? Let’s take a look at where I stand at the halfway point of 2015.

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