Personal Development

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I fell in love with running in my 20’s. At that time, I was an exchange student in South Africa and wanted to lose weight. It wasn’t long before I discovered running’s powerful positive effects on my mental health. My relationship with my body changed from self-criticism and fault finding to one of thankfulness and …

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When I started blogging about running this year, the voice in my head was my biggest enemy. It was constantly nagging, trying to convince me that I was not good enough to be writing about running. This voice told me that I am not a good writer, that I don’t know enough about running, and …

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“I have no time” may be the recreational runner’s favorite excuse to avoid strength training. Despite studies showing how a strength training routine can reduce running injuries and improve running performance, many runners skip strength training. Chances are, you too are juggling your training, a full-time job, family responsibilities, and community commitments. And chances are, …

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Do you set running goals? Which ones? Maybe you decided you want to be able to run for 30 minutes without stopping, or you have your eyes set on finishing your first marathon. Now think about how you felt about those goals when you set them. Did they seem realistic to you – or, as …

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How committed are you? To live your dream life, have your dream relationship, and the running goals you want to achieve? If you constantly think about running goals you’d like to achieve but find yourself giving up before reaching them; you are unwilling to make the sacrifices required to attain them. You are not willing …

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Imagine for a second you’d have running superpowers. What would they be, and how would you run? Do you dream of having the grace and endurance of Eliud Kipchoge? Or do you wish to have the mental toughness and grit of Courtney Dauwalter? Imagine you were your ideal running self so that you could complete …

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Are you wondering which sports-psychology self-help book you should read next? If swear words don’t put you off, and you’d like to get a broad overview on how to solve the most common psychological roadblocks endurance athletes face, then read “The Brave Athlete. Calm The F* Down And Rise To The Occasion”. The authors are …

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Did you know that your self-image plays a vital role in your ability to achieve any goal you set for yourself? You can do all the goal-setting exercises you know, use the SMART – process for goal setting, and apply positive thinking strategies. But without a positive self-image, you will need tremendous amounts of willpower …

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