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Thanksgiving Feast

QT: Thanksgiving Running and Eating All the Food (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 337 released in November of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Is it just me, or have the number of Turkey Trots/Thanksgiving themed races increased in the past few years? 

Before I started running regularly I admittedly didn’t pay much attention to these types of runs so maybe I just missed them.

That said, it seems like more and more people (runners and non-runners alike) are participating in a run on Thanksgiving morning before eating all of the food.

Thanksgiving Feast

Amen! (One of my fav GIFs ever, BTW!)

Whether or not you’re planning to run an “official” race on Thanksgiving Day, I hope you’re able to get a few miles in at some point.

And if you do, here are a few things to keep in mind… Read more

Shhh

QT: Silencing Your Inner Hater is Easier Said than Done (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 310 released in September of 2016 and is more or less copied and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a completely new take on the topic.

It may come as a bit of a surprise to you, but I don’t listen to very many running podcasts.

I promise I’ve got nothing against the other running shows that are out there. I just don’t tend to really get into other running shows.

What I do get into, however, are business/entrepreneurial types of podcasts.

One quote that I hear on these types of shows is from Jim Rohn.

Jim Rohn 5 People

The idea behind the quote is that if you surround yourself with people that will build you up, you’ll blossom and grow.

And if you are surrounded by people with negative energy, they will drag you down.

What is often overlooked is the fact that the voice in your head is one of your five. Read more

Running in the Dark

QT: Go the Extra Mile for Safety When Running in the Dark (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 331 released in November of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re probably aware that the amount of daylight hours is rapidly eroding as we approach the winter solstice.

If you’re a runner, and I’m assuming you are if you’re reading this, that means there is a very good chance you’ll be running in the dark in the coming weeks and months.

Running in the Dark

For some of us, running in the dark is pretty much business as usual.

I do the majority of my running before the sun comes up year-round, so if you’re new to running or don’t log many pre-dawn/post-dusk miles, here are some things I’d encourage you to keep in mind when you find yourself running in the dark this winter. Read more

Why Am I Here

QT: Every Run Has a Purpose, Whether You Know It or Not (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 439 released in July of 2017 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

How often do you stop to consider the purpose of each workout that you do?

Why Am I Here

Every time you head out the door? Every week or two? Never?

Every run on your training plan has a purpose.

So, it would help if you were at least thinking about said purpose on occasion, eh? Read more

Aye, aye Captain!

QT: Running on Vacation When You’re Not Runcationing (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 289 released in July of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


Today I’m boarding an airplane with junior and flying to Michigan to see some family and attempt to escape the endless annual heatwave in Florida known as May thru October.

Peace Out Y'all

Peace Out Y’all

One of the things I’m looking forward to most, especially if I can get a break from the weather, is getting in a few runs in my old stomping grounds.

I really am looking forward to logging some miles in Manistee over the next 8 days, but running on vacation poses some unique challenges that have to be dealt with. Read more