A blog by runners. For runners.

Why you should set goals that scare you

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Sometimes in our running careers, we need to be a little bit gentler on ourselves – relaxing our often harsh, high standards of our own performance and quieting that little critical voice in our heads. But other times, you need to take the complete opposite approach. If you’re stuck in a rut, if you’re lacking motivation, if your […]

How affirmations work and why you should consider them for your running goals

The power of affirmations for runners

Affirmations are positive, specific, goal-oriented statements you repeat in some manner on a daily basis. They take a few minutes a day, and have been credited with contributing to all types successes. In fact, one study showed positive affirmations have improved self-esteem and reduced negative thought patterns in women with depression. Of course simply wishing for something to […]

The importance of good sleep for runners

the importance of sleep for runners

Sleep, as you’ve heard a million times, is crucial to your overall health. Getting less than 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night on a regular basis is linked to a whole bunch of unpleasant effects. And while it may be tempting to forego sleep in order to squeeze in a bit more running time, the effects […]

Accomplish your health goals through gamification

Use the gamer strategy to accomplish health goals

We all have something that holds us back on our path to optimal health and performance. It might be a persistent injury, a crazy busy lifestyle, a general lack of motivation, or any combination of things – but the point is, each one of us has something we wish we could tackle so we can […]

How meditation betters your running (and vice versa)

How running enhances your meditation and vice versa

Meditation is experiencing a bit of a renaissance at the moment. It seems everyone from corporate America to Wall Street brokers to kindergartners is practicing mindfulness. And there are plenty of reason why this age-old tradition (around since ancient times) is currently trendy and #trending. Studies show meditation may mitigate depression, improve cognitive function, and lower post-workout lactic concentration in runners – just to name […]

A guide to meditation for runners

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Learning how to meditate isn’t difficult but actually meditating can be a challenge. You can meditate in a variety of ways. In this guide, we’ll give you the tools to practice a seated meditation as well as a running meditation. Regardless of the type of meditation you do, though, the most important thing to remember is the principle […]

How running can help relieve stress

How running helps relieve stress

One of my most memorable runs was a random 4-miler that should have been anything but memorable. I was having a rough day. The type I can barely recall now, years removed from having a colicky, refluxy 4-month-old who didn’t sleep. I remember feeling exhausted and at the end of my rope. Like I had […]