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?

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?

Part of My Self-Care or Injury Prevention Routine: using Prevail Botanicals CBD salve and other products on my ankle

In this video, I share about the care I've been giving my wonky ankle that I rolled badly while racing at Laurel Highlands in 2020. The roll happened early in the race, before the first aid station, as I was running downhill. My left foot landed on the edge of a rock that I didn't … Continue reading Part of My Self-Care or Injury Prevention Routine: using Prevail Botanicals CBD salve and other products on my ankle

BE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE: CHANGING YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND WHAT’S GOING ON INSIDE OF YOU

“You cannot expect to meet new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” Les Brown Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine. We can’t fully control our environment and what’s going on around us, but we can change what’s going on within us. Ugly weather, pandemic, dealing with grief, loss, depression, … Continue reading BE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE: CHANGING YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND WHAT’S GOING ON INSIDE OF YOU

Prevail Botanicals CBD Salve for My Wonky Ankle

https://youtu.be/0BrrfrOJ6FY In this video, I share about the care I've been giving my wonky ankle that I rolled badly while racing in 2020. I use Prevail Botanicals CBD salve, Epsom salt, and occasionally Sleeve Star support. If you want to read more on what I have to say about Prevail, then head to my blog … Continue reading Prevail Botanicals CBD Salve for My Wonky Ankle

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

What Inspired Me to Become an Endurance Athlete Mindset Coach?

"What inspired you to become an athlete mindset coach?" This is a question that I get a lot. The first dozen or so times I had to pause and think about it. "Why did I?" Background Family, friends, and social media friends and followers would ask questions about wanting to try something new in order … Continue reading What Inspired Me to Become an Endurance Athlete Mindset Coach?

“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)