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

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”

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

HOW I RESHAPED MY RELATIONSHIP TO MY LIFE-THREATENING ENCOUNTER WITH A COUGAR (Part 2)

We all experience scary events, some are traumatic, terrifying, and shake us to our core. If it was a traumatic event, it literally reshapes both body and brain. A small way to address this reaction is to change your relationship or the way that you think about the traumatic event. Trauma can be treated a number of … Continue reading HOW I RESHAPED MY RELATIONSHIP TO MY LIFE-THREATENING ENCOUNTER WITH A COUGAR (Part 2)

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”

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

Chat About Runner’s Body Image and Positivity

As runners, we need to make sure that we're protecting our body image and promoting body positivity. Acknowledge that all of our bodies are different, setting aside judgments, opinions, and expectations of what our body should look like as runners. Know that all of our bodies are incredible and capable of so much. They can … Continue reading Chat About Runner’s Body Image and Positivity