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Your Greatest Tool

Your Greatest Tool

Have you ever thought of your body as your greatest tool or as your equipment to carry you through the rigors of your athletic pursuits? I once heard a professional athlete share that she seeks to respect and care for her body in the same way she would a valuable...

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Comparison vs. Curiosity

Comparison vs. Curiosity

There’s never been a time in the history of world in which it has been easier to know what other people are doing. Technology has created a means for information to travel at rapid speeds. Before the ink can dry on press releases, the same information has already been...

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Attacking “The Dip” with Process Focus

Attacking “The Dip” with Process Focus

Author Seth Godin wrote a remarkably simple yet powerful book describing what he refers to as “The Dip.” It is the point we hit when our results begin to plateau – even decline – and we wonder whether we should stick with what we are doing, try something new or different, or give up altogether. The Dip can be brutal. The rapid growth and excitement of learning something new or switching to a new training program is gone, and we are left with mediocre results, a lack of motivation, and questions about what’s next. The Dip, it seems, is what weeds out good athletes and teams from great athletes and teams.   

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Working With Feedback

Working With Feedback

You hear the word “feedback” and your mind may go right to the most recent time you felt your stomach sink as you received some difficult information. Feedback comes in all packages. Some delivered gently, softened by positivity, and other times it is delivered like a hammer coming down on a nail leaving us feeling flat and small. I believe most would agree that receiving feedback or constructive criticism is always uncomfortable. No matter how it is delivered, it can be difficult to receive. The good news is that how one moves past feedback is very much in the responsibility of the receiver.

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Overcoming Setbacks

Overcoming Setbacks

I have been running competitively since I was eleven years old. I had tried all types of sports, but in running I found passion, the thing that clicked. After three years of training post-collegiately and significant improvements in my fitness, I came to understand that the constant pain that had developed in my hip was not going away on it’s own.

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