Visualize How Your Race Training Fits into Your Week for Success

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

Road Dog Podcast: mental wellness and ultrarunning

I was very fortunate to become a guest on Road Dog Podcast and was asked to discuss mental wellness and ultrarunning. It was a fun time! If you are unfamiliar with Road Dog Podcast, this is Luis Escobar (from the popular book Born to Run) and Kevin Lyons' show. Listen: 243: Shannon Mick Coaches Us … Continue reading Road Dog Podcast: mental wellness and ultrarunning

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

Mindfulness Walk Activity

Mindfulness and walking are highly beneficial to your mental health, especially when you do them routinely. Try combining them! Go on a walk. You can walk inside (yes, it still works) or outside, done alone, while walking the dog, or with another person. – just don’t have a conversation with the other person while doing … Continue reading Mindfulness Walk Activity

Ultrarunner Talks Body Image – Player Development

Isaiah interviews athletes and coaches, and was looking for a runner to interview, so he reached out when saw that I might be able to help. Isaiah, professional counselor, host of Player Development Podcast, and professional athlete Isaiah Isaiah is a professional counselor, personal coach, and professional athlete (Triangle Shooters), supporting people in Virginia. As … Continue reading Ultrarunner Talks Body Image – Player Development

Stop Soldier Suicide: Miles for Mike

https://youtu.be/9P3V3PFVKTc I'm joining my friend, Chris, and several other runners across the nation to help raise awareness and funds to Stop Soldier Suicide. We're logging miles for Mike. Miles for Mike helps raise awareness and money in the fight against Veteran Suicide. Mike and Chris grew up outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. While Mike was 18- … Continue reading Stop Soldier Suicide: Miles for Mike

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