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

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

Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter

Ciara Carter, Behavior Health and Fitness Coach, Marathoner, Podcaster Ciara Carter is a Behavior Health and fitness coach focusing on helping people understand their mind and body in action to overcome anxiety and depression while excelling in their lives. Her slogan Run Your Life is focused on being in the best physical and mental state … Continue reading Run. Thrive. Survive. Podcast with Ciara Carter

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

Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

Mahoning dam Before the race started, we were standing around and I happened to look down at my legs, a tick was crawling up my left leg. I pinched it, tossed it into the grass and checked myself for more nasty bloodsuckers. The rest of the time that we stood there, I examined my legs … Continue reading Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)

The virtual race began on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, and went through the 18th. This was a very hard virtual race. 267 miles is the sum of the three races that make up the Badwater Ultra Cup (Cape Fear, Salton Sea, 135). I had 16 days to complete this, all outdoors, and within the actual … Continue reading BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)

Mental Strategies for Tackling a Tempo Run

Tempo runs can seem daunting to tackle because you know the tempo part will be uncomfortable and if you're like me, you want to do it well, adding pressure. - also, I did this on the treadmill, which may also be mentally challenging. Mentally, I used two strategies with the way I approached this 6 … Continue reading Mental Strategies for Tackling a Tempo Run

“Finish Stronger”

Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching logo I came up with the name Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching (I am also the owner of Finish Stronger Counseling) from my experience and passion for running. To "finish stronger" means to end the session better than when it began. Whether it is a race, training session or a mindset coaching … Continue reading “Finish Stronger”