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

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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Quick Tip: Work-Life Balance is a Myth, Sorry to Break it to You

How do you make sure you get “all of the things” in your life taken care of on a daily basis?

I started rereading the book The ONE Thing recently, and the chapter I read yesterday was talking about balance.

Or, perhaps more importantly, how true balance in life is a myth. Read more


Quick Tip: Correct Your Little Dogs, Don’t Just Ignore Them


I’ve never been shy about the fact that I’m a dog guy.

And in my world, the bigger the better!

I’m such a fricking child sometimes…

Anyway, as I was saying, I like big dogs.

Dobermans. German shepherds. Rottweilers. Labs.

I love ’em all! Read more

Quick Tip: 7 Suggestions to Help You Keep Running for the Rest of Your Life

One of the things I’ve been doing lately over in the Facebook group is to post a quote from a previous episode of the podcast just about every day.

More often than not, the quotes that I post are words of wisdom that I’ve totally forgotten in the months/years since the conversation took place.

I can’t remember Tom dropping this wonderful pearl of wisdom, but clearly he did.

And I have to say, my goal is very much along the same lines as his.

Regardless of what my other performance goals may be, my truest priority is to be able to keep running until they put me in the ground. Read more