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Quick Tip: 4 Suggestions to Keep in Mind as Race Day Approaches


Even though it’s not fall (yet!) in Florida, there’s no doubt that peak fall racing season is almost upon us!

Several of the athletes I coach will be toeing the line of their goal races soon.

For many, the lead up to a goal race is a super exciting time. But it can also be a bit nerve-wracking for even the most level-headed runner.

The nearer you get to race day, and the deeper you get into the taper, things have a way of getting even tenser! Read more

QT: Life Stress Can (and Will) Impact Your Running


Life stress.

We all have it, and all of us deal with the stress of life in different ways.

For many of us runners, the most effective way to handle life stress is to lace up our shoes and head out for some run-therapy.

In many cases, that may prove effective.

There are times that the stress of running actually makes the stress of life worse, and vice versa. Read more

QT: Stay On Track With Your Running During the Holiday Season


The month of December is a bit of a crazy time of year, yes?

Between now and the end of the year, things just tend to be a bit crazy.

Holiday parties. Christmas pageants for the kids. End of the year “things”. Family demands. Travel.

Add it all up, the routine is a hot mess from now until somewhere around 4-5 January when the New Year is here and we settle back in to our nomal busy lives.

All of this disruption can wreak havoc on your running over the next 5 weeks.

But it doesn’t have to. Read more

Serenity Now

QT: You Can Survive the End of the Year Madness, I Promise


The end of the year is a crazy time for most of us.

It’s easy to focus on the craziness surrounding Christmas and the week between that and the New Year, but if you think about it for a minute the entire month can be one big blur.

Depending on your profession, there is the madness associated with tying up all of the loose ends of one year before diving headfirst into the next one.

If you have kids of a certain age, there is going to be a holiday concert at school that you’ll have to go to.

And if you’re “fortunate” enough to have kids at a couple of different schools at the same time, you’ll be blessed by the “opportunity” to see basically the same holiday concert more than once.

Lucky

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Internal Benefits of Running for Paria Hassouri

Paria Hassouri Has Mostly Changed From the Inside Out Since She Started Running


Today I’m running with Paria Hassouri.

Paria Hassouri

Paria Hassouri

Paris started running just a few years ago, and on the surface things may not seem like much has changed in her time as a runner. However, below the surface, things in Paria’s life have definitely changed quite a bit.

A Late Arrival to the Running Scene

Paria has a history of riding the exercise roller coaster, where she would get serious about working out for a few weeks and then “forget about it” for a few months before the cycle would repeat. Read more