How will your training fit into your week? Have you ever felt disorganized, overwhelmed, and unsure of how you are going to accomplish everything? Training is one of the ways that we learn and become better athletes. It is mandatory for race success. As endurance athletes, where we sometimes struggle when it comes to training … Continue reading Visualize How Your Race Training Fits into Your Week for Success
Mood Boosting Self-Care and Healthy Habits
https://youtube.com/shorts/I0DCkVM5sUo?feature=share 9 healthy habits that can boost your mood Practice gratitude 13 Most Popular Gratitude Exercises and Activities Give compliments Experience and "go with the flow" Savor the little moments Mindfulness and walking Exercise Get enough sleep Choose foods that boost your mood Work towards meaningful goals Meaningful goals and why? Reasons Why I Run: … Continue reading Mood Boosting Self-Care and Healthy Habits
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
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
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?
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
What will you do today to Finish Stronger?
"Finish Stronger" It's one of my daily goals. Finish Stronger comes from having a growth mindset. I aim to finish my day or whatever I have going on stronger than when I started. It allows me strive to do great things without becoming overwhelmed. It navigates me through finding a balance in life and learn … Continue reading What will you do today to Finish Stronger?
Initial Consultation for Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching: what to expect
Runners, athletes and weekend warriors, I offer a free, brief consultation for mindset and mental wellness coaching. Are you curious about what to expect when you contact me? Here's what we'll talk about: I'll provide insight on what I do as a professional and how I can be of guidance. I'll mention a few areas … Continue reading Initial Consultation for Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching: what to expect
Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes
“You cannot expect to meet new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” Les Brown Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine. We can't fully control our environment and what's going on around us, but we can change what's going on within us. Ugly weather, pandemic, dealing with grief, loss, depression, … Continue reading Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes
Using endurance events to improve habits, rewire faulty/distorted/negative thoughts, and opportunity to create habits that better serve you
Your anxiety is lying to you. Creating change through doing a long event like Badwater 267 VR (and the elite version), occupies time I'd normally use on writing blogs, marketing, and cleaning the house. It is time consuming. Taking time away, not 100% of my time, however, is challenging me in a way that some … Continue reading Using endurance events to improve habits, rewire faulty/distorted/negative thoughts, and opportunity to create habits that better serve you