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?

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

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

A Simple Mental Strategy for Completing Your Miles When You Feel Like Quitting

A simple mental strategy for going further when you feel like quitting a long run or ride is to break it down into chunks. We can mentally manage a shorter distance, even more so distances we already know that we can go. When you don't feel like completing all of your miles, challenge yourself to … Continue reading A Simple Mental Strategy for Completing Your Miles When You Feel Like Quitting

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

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 favor … 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”

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)