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QT: There is Value in Taking Breaks – Mentally and Physically


If some is good, more must be better right?

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I’ve made a bit of a change to my daily routine lately, and it’s paying some pretty solid dividends for my productivity in the office.

The changes have been fairly simple and straight forward: I’m taking more breaks.

And that got me wondering if taking more breaks might help us runners as well… Read more

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

QT: The Benefits of Adding Yoga to Your Regular Routine


If you’ve been paying attention over the years, you’ve heard me talk about yoga at least once or twice.

One thing I’ve not done is really dive deep into why yoga can be so beneficial.

A listener recently reached out to me and asked if I could do an episode to go a little more in depth about the benefits of yoga for runners.

Sounded like a great idea to me, so let’s make it happen! Read more

QT: Tips for Adding Double Days to Your Training Regimen


One thing I’ve been struggling with for awhile is adding more miles to my weekly routine.

On the surface, this really shouldn’t be that difficult.

The easiest solutions are to either run more on the days that I am already running or adding additional days of running each week.

But therein lies the problem.

I’m already running five days per week, and I really like having a couple of non-running days per week.

And as for running more on the days that I already run, due to life that’s a little easier said than done.

Is it doable? Yes. Absolutely.

I’m admittedly a slow starter in the morning. And try as I might, I just can’t seem to get out the door to begin my run in less than an hour after waking up.

Perhaps the solution for my dilemma is the one I’ve been trying to avoid for the past year: double days. Read more