The Dear Mark Project Podcast with Maria

Maria, the host of The Dear Mark Project Podcast, invited me on to talk about how social media can negatively impact our body image. Most importantly, I talk about how you can improve your relationship with it. I'm a professional mental health counselor, specializing in treating anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders, so body image is … Continue reading The Dear Mark Project Podcast with Maria

Using the Ultra Recovery Massage Gun Post Ultramarathon

https://youtu.be/REFUWhQ7KmU Subscribe to my YouTube channel Over the weekend (10/15/22), I made it 64 miles at Oil Creek 100 before I had to call it quits for safety reasons. I climbed over 9,000 ft on the beautiful and gnarly Gerard Hiking Trail that day. When I realized that I was done, it was night and … Continue reading Using the Ultra Recovery Massage Gun Post Ultramarathon

Self-Care Assessment for Athletes

https://youtu.be/PJhNCtXbSpQ Subscribe to my channel for mindset and mental wellness tips Use this assessment to check-in with yourself to see how you’re doing with self-care. As people who highly identify as runners or athletes, we lean towards thinking about our self-care in main categories, such as, physical exercise, nutrition, and sleep. We miss a few … Continue reading Self-Care Assessment for Athletes

The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast with Eric Deeter: Cougars, mantras, and swearing (2022)

My friend, Eric Deeter, invited me back onto his podcast to have a conversation about all sorts of things, from what to do of you encounter a cougar to the advantages of swearing. What a fun episode! Here are a few of the topics we discussed • Strategies for getting through an ultramarathon. We specifically … Continue reading The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast with Eric Deeter: Cougars, mantras, and swearing (2022)

The Parallels of Running and Running a Business

A few weeks ago, I did a LinkedIn LIVE with my friend Eric Deeter. You might know him or recognize his name because I have been on his podcast, The Ultramarathon Mindset. Eric is an ultrarunner and mindset coach for business owners. During the 30 minute LIVE, we talked about running, ultramarathons, and how we … Continue reading The Parallels of Running and Running a Business

Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

Why don't we take a shot? We miss opportunities in life when we pass on them. This can be at work, like if we decide to stay quiet in a meeting because you question whether or not what you have to say is valuable information. What if what you have to say is more valuable … Continue reading Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

How Do You get Pumped Up to Race?

Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching https://youtu.be/eY0eUInNatc Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more mindset and mental wellness tips We all have that zone that we need to get into either when we're doing a difficult training workout or racing.. what do you do to get there? Answers are going to vary from person to person, there … Continue reading How Do You get Pumped Up to Race?

You Are More than an Athlete: what can you do when you’re injured or another long-term commitment takes priority?

You are more than an athlete. Think about how many different roles you play in your life. ▪︎ Parent▪︎ Sibling▪︎ Family member▪︎ Son/daughter▪︎ Employer/employee▪︎ Community member▪︎ Friend▪︎ Role model... You may closely identify as an athlete, but there will be times where we can't exercise due to injury or participate in sports due to another … Continue reading You Are More than an Athlete: what can you do when you’re injured or another long-term commitment takes priority?

Stephen’s 54 Mile Run to Hell and Back (07/09/22)

Stephen, my wonderful husband of over a decade, completed the locally (Western Pennsylvania) known To Hell and Back run. He wanted to know if I'd like him to write about his day for my blog, and of course, I said, "yeah!" To Hell and Back - Solo Trail Run Report By Stephen Mick On Easter … Continue reading Stephen’s 54 Mile Run to Hell and Back (07/09/22)

Strengths and Weaknesses Inventory Worksheet for Athletes

Glacier Ridge Trail Ultra 50 Miler (2022) This inventory-like activity can help you know what goals to set. It is good for just getting started in a sport or for someone who is seasoned and needs to reevaluate where they're at. We can all improve somewhere and this activity provides a little organization to go … Continue reading Strengths and Weaknesses Inventory Worksheet for Athletes