I remember when I first took up the sport of running well over 7 years ago, I could not read enough on the sport. In fact up until a few weeks ago I had well over 100 books on the subject sitting on a shelf in my office. I read everything I could get my hands on--everything from books to magazines to websites. I read everything from Running for Dummies to what many running experts consider to be the encyclopedia of running, Dr. Tim Noakes book, Lore of Running. I even went so far as to get my running coaches certification from the RRCA in July 2009.
Here are 2 factors you should use in your training, starting today.
1. Consistency - No magic pills or potions will get you the body you want. No short cuts to success. You need to show up and train. Just showing up is the single most important thing.
When I used to run my own business and someone would call about coming to work with my I always advised them to start with one class, rather than buying the 6 class ticket I sold. My reasoning was that I knew I was a good teacher, but there are many good teachers. (i.e. it is a necessary, but not sufficient condition) The question was was I the right teacher for that person at that time in their life. So the first thing I would suggest is: if you took a class and did not care for it, try a few others.
Ingredients:2 cups whole wheat flour1/3 cup old-fashioned oats1 tsp baking soda1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened2/3 cup honey or agave2 large eggs1 tsp pure vanilla extract1 cups dark chocolate chips1 cup coconut flakes Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350*2. Combine all dry ingredients into bowl3. Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl4. Combine both wet and dry ingredients
It was 7am and I was on my way to the race. I was nervous about the swim. It was where I had gotten crushed the year before. Ocean swims were not my strength. I grew up swimming in a pool. The biggest wave you got hit with in a pool was from the swimmer next to you or from the feet of the swimmer in front of you. Swim team was completely different from the crest and fall of an ocean wave. Not to mention the fact that there are no walls to grab onto in the ocean if you get tired or need a rest!
YOU are your biggest competitor. When you feel tired and want to quit, push because you KNOW you can do it. Today I went to a local Crossfit facility (box) and did the WOD as is or RX'd instead of modifying. Half way through, I really thought I would have to change my kettlebell weight not because I was tired but because I kept getting passed by in the workout. After taking a deep ass breathe, I exhaled and let my need to stay in front of the pack go.
MOTIVATION: When what we say, When what we believe, When what we DO, all becomes aligned together, then we are on our way to building an Authentic BRAND. Who you are is your BRAND. Represent it well. Keep growing. Keep building. Keep becoming your BRANDING process, everyday and all day! Be who you are and let it become essential in everything that you do.
Just read a short article by injury specialist and exercise physiologist Rick Kaselj, MS suggesting the position you keep your knee in, is partly causing knee pain.
Positions include 1. sitting down with your knees bent. 2. With your feet crossed 3. Your feet behind you and under your chair.
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