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

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

Race Start Mindset and Strategy

Endurance racers, how do you feel at the start line of your race? Are you filled with excitement and gratitude or do you find yourself feeling nervous? Some nervousness is natural, you want to perform well, which can be a "positive stress". Your race start mindset and strategy is key, it helps set the tone … Continue reading Race Start Mindset and Strategy

Badwater 267 VR Race Report (2022)

What is Badwater 267 VR? The Badwater 267 Virtual Race is a virtual combination of running Badwater Cape Fear, Salton Sea and 135. Learn about the experience, here. Here's my 267 Mile journey Badwater 267 VR, 01/01/2022, Day 1, Run 1 A perfect run in the rain, very therapeutic. 54° F. My husband got some … Continue reading Badwater 267 VR Race Report (2022)

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

Old Trees and Stories

Do you marvel at nature? I do, especially at old trees. Pausing to Admire the Complex Details of Older Trees As I was running up a hill, the trees that line the trail caught my eye. With no leaves, you can see all of the characteristics of the trees. The textured bark, the twisted branches, … Continue reading Old Trees and Stories

JFK 50 Miler Front Runners 2021

Clips of this year's fastest runners, plus Adam Peterman and Sarah Cummings' post race interviews. My husband and I decided that our family needed a getaway and read that the elite field for JFK this year was stacked. Boonsboro, MD is a few hours away from us, the perfect distance for a day trip. https://youtu.be/_1xsIl2WgtMContinue reading JFK 50 Miler Front Runners 2021

Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

Mahoning dam Before the race started, we were standing around and I happened to look down at my legs, a tick was crawling up my left leg. I pinched it, tossed it into the grass and checked myself for more nasty bloodsuckers. The rest of the time that we stood there, I examined my legs … Continue reading Baker Trail UltraChallenge 50 Miler Stories and Memories (2021)

BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)

The virtual race began on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, and went through the 18th. This was a very hard virtual race. 267 miles is the sum of the three races that make up the Badwater Ultra Cup (Cape Fear, Salton Sea, 135). I had 16 days to complete this, all outdoors, and within the actual … Continue reading BADWATER 267 VR Elite Race Report (04/2021)

Running and endurance athletes: Do you want to learn a little more about your mental health and how you can improve it and your athletic training?

https://finishstrongermindsetcoaching.com/ I love hearing about people's athletic goals and teaching them ways to support their mental well-being and give them more edge when it comes to their goals. I'm providing mindset coaching services to endurance runners and athletes. Finish Stronger Mindset Coaching is a non-clinical service. I meet with people individually, for either 30 or … Continue reading Running and endurance athletes: Do you want to learn a little more about your mental health and how you can improve it and your athletic training?