There are days that I miss my gym membership. It's rare, but sometimes I will still go as a guest. Over the past few years, I've been working out at home. On and off, I work with a running coach and hang out with the local run club. Here's a snap shot of my gym-goer … Continue reading The Gym Isn’t A Place For Vanity. It’s A Place For…
Athletes, What Are You Doing to Support Your Mental Health Besides Exercising?
When you think about what you do to support your mental health, besides exercising, what did you come up with? How many did you come up with? As a professional in the mental health field, I recommend to everyone that we have at least 5 things that we can do for our mental health because … Continue reading Athletes, What Are You Doing to Support Your Mental Health Besides Exercising?
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”
To All the Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”
[Note: I'm writing this from the perspective as a mother and an athlete, I feel the "mom guilt" creep in periodically, as I strive to balance training and motherhood. This short letter can be to any mother who experiences "mom guilt" and or who needs to make sure that they're taking enough care of themselves. … Continue reading To All the Active and Runner Moms Who Experience “Mom Guilt”
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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