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Shit Just Got Real

QT: How You Start Plays a Big Role in How You Finish


So how are you doing in regards to your goals seven days into 2021?

One week into the year is about that point where things start getting real.

Shit Just Got Real

The buzz of the champaign and the excitement of the new year is starting to wear off, and life is starting to settle back into the usual grind.

This is the point where your ambitions for the new year may start to go off the rails.

But it doesn’t have to be. Read more

QT: Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2021 (and Beyond)


As you may have heard me talk about once or twice, I’m a big fan of setting big goals for myself.

And there is no better time for big goals, as far as I’m concerned, than the start of a new year.

However, as we all know, many goals that get set on New Year’s Day don’t exactly come to fruition 365 days later.

Shoot, a lot of goals don’t even survive the month of January.

So before we get too crazy with declaring goals our goals for 2021, we would be wise to do a bit of groundwork first to give us our best chances for success in 2021. Read more

QT: Nail Your Big Running Goals in 2020 and Beyond


As another year is winding down, a lot of runners are starting to make plans for the future.

And if you’re anything like me, you’re planning on some pretty big goals for the new year!

I’m a big fan of setting some epic running goals.

The problem with epic goals is that they usually take a while to be reached.

And by a while, I don’t mean weeks. I mean many months, and sometimes (oftentimes?) many years.

For a lot of people, and runners are no exception, staying on track for months/years is quite difficult.

But it’s not impossible.

So if you have your sights set on doing some big things next year (and beyond), here are some suggestions to help you stay on track and (eventually) hit it out of the park. Read more

QT: The Key to Your Success is What Goes on Beneath the Surface


You know I love me some social media!

These days, Instagram is probably my platform of choice with Twitter still a solid second.

And as much as I’m not the biggest fan of the Book of Faces, I still check in there quite frequently.

But when it comes to social media, especially running social media, far too often what you see is not exactly the complete picture. 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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