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QT: Getting Uncomfortable Can Lead to Greater Growth (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in April of 2018. The following post/show notes are basically copy/pasted from the original post, but the audio is a new take on the subject.


I was listening to the Jocko Podcast awhile back, and he said something that really caught my attention.

He said that growth only happens when you step outside of your comfort zone.

Growth only happens when you go beyond what is comfortable to you.

Do you want to grow as a runner? Do you want to get faster? Run farther? Keep setting new PRs?

Then you better start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, eh?

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High Heels are the Devil

QT: Non-Running Shoes Can (and Do!) Contribute to Running Injuries (Best Of-ish)


Can we talk about the elephant in the room?

Elephant in the Room

When it comes to runners and their shoes, there are no shortage of arguments about which shoes are the best.

If you’ve been around these parts for more than a minute, you know that I’m a huge believer in Altras and their zero-drop platform.

But this quick tip isn’t about why I think Altras rule and other shoes drool.

No, this quick tip is about what you’re putting on your feet when you’re not running.

Because believe it or not, those shoes matter too. A lot.

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Hyperbole

QT: Usually, It’s Not as Bad as It Seems (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in June of 2017. The following post/show notes are basically copy/pasted from the orignal post, but the audio is a new take on the subject.


Humans can be a rather dramatic bunch, and we runners are humans so we can be a bit dramatic too.

Has that three-word phrase ever come out of your mouth? Probably.

When you uttered those words, had you really just completed your worst run ever? Doubtful. Read more

QT: Stress is Stress is Stress (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in May of 2018. The post/show notes are more or less copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the topic.


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 stress in our lives is to lace up our shoes and head out for some run-therapy.

In many cases, that may prove effective.

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

Taking a Break from Running

QT: Coming Back from Injury Intelligently (Best Of-ish)

This post/episode was originally published in February of 2018. The post/show notes are more or less copy/pasted from the original post, but the podcast audio is a new take on the topic.


Whether we want to admit it or not, running injuries are all too common in our ranks.

Joker Sucks

Yeah, no joke!

But facts are facts. And the odds are that all of us will have to deal with at least one running-related injury at some point in our running careers. (And the odds say at least half of us will have to deal with an injury this year!)

As such, perhaps we should talk a little bit about the process of coming back from an injury then, eh? Read more