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?

“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”

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)

The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast

Eric Deeter is the mind and voice behind The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast. Eric also blogs about topics like ultramarathons, goals, identity, and motivation. We had the opportunity to get together and chat about ultra stories for an hour, I'm sure we could have talked for much longer, as ultrarunners do, but podcast episodes are typically … Continue reading The Ultramarathon Mindset Podcast

When Your Run Coach Texts You

When my run coach, Kyle Kranz, text me one morning "Enjoy the hill workout today! Plugged in three half mile moderate grinds up a good hill, hope you enjoy it :-)" I made sure I got it done and enjoyed it. The workout Run: Strength EnduranceEZ 1-2 miles3 x half mile moderate uphill + jog/walk … Continue reading When Your Run Coach Texts You

Simple Advice to New Runners Preparing for their First Marathon

Do you want to begin training for a marathon, but aren't sure where to start? Here's my simple advice to you. While doing your research, keep in mind that there's misinformation, bad advice, and myths about preparation and running. This article covers training basics and footwear. All of the things on this short list, I've … Continue reading Simple Advice to New Runners Preparing for their First Marathon

Trail Tales: A Running Podcast

Shawn and I got together again to do another Trail Tales: ARP episode! If you've been struggling and dealing with one issue or setback after another, then consider listening to this episode. I share about not fun things that have popped up in my life and how they've impacted my running and racing. - Including … Continue reading Trail Tales: A Running Podcast

SPINNING YOUR WHEELS: ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU’RE STUCK

We don’t always like to ask for help, a lot of times we’ll wait until we’re feeling completely overwhelmed by emotions and stress. While there are multiple reasons that we might behave this way, such as fear of failure or rejection, for example… however, this article isn’t about that. Let’s get right to the point. … Continue reading SPINNING YOUR WHEELS: ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU’RE STUCK

1% Better Habits & Goals

1%, think about it If we made a small change in our lives every single day, just 1% better, what would our lives look like? How much improvement would we see? How much closer would we be to our goals? We often don't notice tiny changes or progress until they build up over time. We … Continue reading 1% Better Habits & Goals