My digest is a collection of inspirational and instructional resources I find interesting and wish to share, including my latest content. To save you time, I pen a quick preview & highlight the key parts to check out.
Ever had your ego kicked to the ground? I have many times. The latest was yesterday. I ran a ½ Marathon in training and it took almost TWO TIMES as long as my PB of 90 minutes. Boom! Down goes the ego.
I found my time quite discouraging, but my discouragement lasted all of 10 minutes. I replaced it with gratitude–that I finished a tough run & that my comeback training is on track. Moments later came the FIRE–a intense burning desire to rebuild and fight to get my running form back.
I could dream up 100 excuses for my slow legs, but ACTION is the only way forward. Action expressed via disciplined training, wise choices with nutrition, proper rest & a strong mind. H
This week’s themes: getting out of your comfort zone & growth. By the way, I’d love to hear from you by email or on FB. Please feel free to share with me what you’re doing this coming week to get out of your comfort zone and grow.
Offers a quick look at a study of super-agers – people over 65 with the brain function of 20-somethings. This is a good reminder of the value of doing things that stretch us mentally, physically and emotionally, and that take us out of our comfort zones.
This is an EXCELLENT article on motivation. Points that resonated with me: establishing simple patterns and taking starter actions to drive the more challenging actions that are your goals, but often difficult to get motivated for. Bookmark this one–it’s very good.
I just published this article on my experience doing yoga in airports around the world to create peace and find balance when on the go. Hopefully some ideas for you when you travel next, even if it’s just to create a few quiet minutes to close your eyes and breathe deeply.
I filmed this video recently to support new runners. If you are starting to run or have any friends who are, please feel free to share this with them.
Book Giveaway Recap
Last week’s book giveaway was awesome! I sent out 70 free copies of the digital version of Flow State Runner. Thanks for the super nice notes. I loved making new connections and saying hello to old friends!
"Enjoying" a cold, icy run along the lake in Zürich!