Why I Won’t Quit: 10 Good Reasons to Keep Running

I’m back!! Last week, I wrote a post where I really laid my heart out about running and how I was disappointed in my half-marathon race result.  I was questioning whether I should just quit running because I was not seeing the progress that I wanted to see. That post was very difficult for me … Read more

Should I Quit Running? Mentally Dealing with a Bad Race Result

You’ve worked and trained and dreamed about completing a big half-marathon or full-marathon race.  You’ve looked forward to the event for months and made your race goals and strategy.  Then when race day comes, something goes wrong!  Your pace isn’t quite there, or its turns out to be a tougher course than you expected. At … Read more

What to do after a Bad Race

I am pretty sure you have been there.  I know I have been there.  Pretty much anyone who has laced up their running shoes and stood behind a white line waiting for a race to start has been there.  We all have had bad races.  Some races are just bad.  Some are so bad we … Read more

2013 Running Goals

Without a plan, nothing worthwhile gets done. I recently wrote about what I accomplished running wise last year.  I have found that as long as I’m setting running goals and striving to accomplish them, I’m much healthier, happier, and have results that I can look back on and be proud of. So, in the spirit … Read more

Setting SMART Goals to Meet Your Running Objectives

Setting goals in your running is smart or should I say SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.  The SMART criteria actually have their roots in industry where it is a common mnemonic guide to aid people in setting objectives.  While serving as a common tool for project and resource managers to set key … Read more

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