Tag: motivation

Breaking out of a rut

If you are anything like me, once you find something that works or gets good results, you keep doing it. One of my favorite sayings is, “Don’t reinvent the wheel, just roll it.” This philosophy can get me into trouble with my running. Our bodies adapt to training stress during recovery and rest. If you …

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Inertia

Inertia is the most powerful force in the world. If something is moving, it likes to keep moving. Really. I say this as it has been about six weeks since my marathon and I have only run once. When I’m in the thick of a training schedule it’s easy for me to run. Once I …

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Run your Race

Most of us don’t pay our bills by running. It’s important to us but my kids still get to eat if I don’t race well. Unless you’re running with the likes of Mo Farah or Molly Huddle or Shalayne Flanagan, you’re running against yourself, the person that you look in the mirror every day. That’s …

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Develop a Running Habit

There is a lot written about online and such about being motivated to run. About being inspired.  Here’s my take: motivation is for beginners. Inspiration is for dabblers. If you wait until you feel like doing it you’re adding another hurdle to just getting out there and running. Now you not only have to run …

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Why I Run

My name is Paul and I am a runner. I have been running off and on since grade school. That’s over thirty years. Right now I can say that I run to preserve my sanity. Seriously. I am a better father, husband, manager, and overall human being when I am running than when I am …

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