Coaches Tip Tuesday!
Stay in your lane!!
This is the part where running and life lessons come to the surface.
It’s a little tough when you start running and look over to the right, and there is a gazelle-like human floating in a sports bra and teeny shorts. To the left, there’s a 90 thousand-year-old man who is passing you. Then you, the runner who is just out there doing your best.
I hear people say all the time, “I want to run like them, I want to look like that person, I want to beat so and so.” cause, from the outside, they are faster, stronger, something-ier and seem to be happier. I lean back to one of the ‘contract’ lines that I make all of my new runner’s sign saying: ‘don’t compare yourself to another runner. Don’t compare your insides to their outsides.’ You’ll never win.
Instead, find your own motivation inside. Why you want to stay healthy, move and be in the community.
That will drive you to your own “best” as oppose to never getting to another persons “best”.
Stay in your own lane, focus on your own goals, and of course, have fun!
Coaches Tip Tuesday!
Vacations, have to get away!
As the death rattles of summer are upon us, people are in desperate need to get out of dodge for a few days to enjoy the waning summer. BUT What about running?? Do YOU run on vacation?
I have two trains of thought for this, with a different track for personality types.
Type A. A stands for always running. All the time. If this is you, a vacation might be the perfect time for your body to take a break. If you need to exercise, explore something else and save your running for when you get back. It will still be there for you…promise.
Type B. B stands for the beginner or barely running. My advice is to just pick 1 or 2 days and aim for fun as vs. must run x amount of miles. Explore your surroundings, take pictures and check out the scenery. Some of my all-time favorite runs have been on vacation when I had no place to go and just had fun!
If you are somewhere in the middle, I will always encourage you to bring your shoes and get out there!
See Ya Later!
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