Race Start Mindset and Strategy

Endurance racers, how do you feel at the start line of your race? Are you filled with excitement and gratitude or do you find yourself feeling nervous? Some nervousness is natural, you want to perform well, which can be a "positive stress". Your race start mindset and strategy is key, it helps set the tone … Continue reading Race Start Mindset and Strategy

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

Mental Struggles While Running or Training?: three mental strategies that can help you push through

If you struggle mentally during a run, practice having a positive mindset, using mindfulness, and having fun. These three mental strategies can help you push through a negative mental rut during a run or workout session. They also benefit overall wellbeing and can be applied to day-to-day life. I figured going into this 6 mile … Continue reading Mental Struggles While Running or Training?: three mental strategies that can help you push through

Power of Words to Heal

https://youtu.be/kwtqkMEEibI By Eric Deeter Your thoughts and words can help your body heal. On the other hand, they can also slow down and hinder your recovery. The good news is that you can choose your thoughts and your words to help your body heal. If you are a runner, the odds are not in your … Continue reading Power of Words to Heal

Athlete Strength and Weakness Inventory Worksheet

Worksheet for identifying strengths and weaknesses as an athlete. Think about your strengths and weaknesses in the following areas and record them in the chart. While you are writing, notice things like whether you're being overly critical (negative self-talk) on yourself for weaknesses and needing to identify more strengths. Weaknesses are opportunities for learning and … Continue reading Athlete Strength and Weakness Inventory Worksheet

Reshaping Your Relationship with Something Traumatic that Happened to You: my acute traumatic encounter with a cougar while on a trail run (Part 2)

We all experience scary events, some are traumatic and shake us to our core. Our bodies may have a strong reaction to what happened and hold onto it. We receive reminders from our environment of the trauma and upon reception, the body may react with a symptom or maybe more. A way to address this … Continue reading Reshaping Your Relationship with Something Traumatic that Happened to You: my acute traumatic encounter with a cougar while on a trail run (Part 2)

Switch Up Your Run to Chase Away Anxiety and Worry

Tips for if your runs have become hijacked by anxiety and worries. If your runs have been overtaken, then it could be because you've been struggling with anxiety and worry rumination in other areas of your life (work, school, family, and more) Does this sound familiar? Continue reading to learn ways to regain control over … Continue reading Switch Up Your Run to Chase Away Anxiety and Worry

One Way for Runners to Stay Motivated

Stay driven to reach your goals There are many ways to stay motivated as a runner, but I'm only going to talk about one way, and I'm going to talk about it from a professional mental health counselor perspective. This short article isn't a therapy service, but it is a tip. I explain this tip … Continue reading One Way for Runners to Stay Motivated

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