Goals Not Resolutions

With a new year underway, it's time to start working towards new goals. Or continue in pursuit of old ones. Every year, I have goals that I write down and clearly define so that I can track my progress towards achieving them throughout the year. I like to call them goals, not resolutions. The reason … Continue reading Goals Not Resolutions

2022 in Review

At the beginning of each year, I set myself new running goals. I like my goals to be tangible and realistic, but also challenging and beneficial to my long-term running. I have found that setting goals in this way keeps me motivated throughout the year and allows me to easily track how I've done in … Continue reading 2022 in Review

RunPatRun Race Series – Part 10: 2019 Munich Marathon

In 2006, I went to Germany on vacation to watch the World Cup with a couple of friends. The main purpose of the trip was to enjoy the World Cup with my friends in the country that I was born in. And that's exactly what we did. During the trip, we spent some time in … Continue reading RunPatRun Race Series – Part 10: 2019 Munich Marathon

For Streak’s Sake: 1,700 Days and Counting

A few months ago when I reached 1,600 days in my running streak, I made a blog post (click here for a refresher), where I listed a few of the negatives of streaking that myself and other streakers had experienced. It was meant to be a way to share some experiences and show that, just … Continue reading For Streak’s Sake: 1,700 Days and Counting

The Long Run

Long runs are tough. Especially when you aren't used to doing them. Or when the distance is further than you've gone before. There can be many factors - both mental and physical - as to why you might struggle on a long run. That's why it helps to plan ahead if possible when a long … Continue reading The Long Run

Post-Race Blues and How to Overcome Them

So, you've just finished a race recently and it seems like you are lacking motivation to get back out running? Well, you aren't the only one who has experienced this. And it can happen no matter how you did or felt you did in the race itself. While I haven't necessarily felt this after every … Continue reading Post-Race Blues and How to Overcome Them

Running in the Cold

Depending on where you live, the temperatures are beginning to drop during this time of year. Some runners find cold running difficult to get acclimated to, especially in terms of their breathing. While for others, just getting out in the cold for a run can be the most difficult part. Here are some tips for … Continue reading Running in the Cold

Running Towards Confidence

Last week, in my Pillars of Running Success post, I gave you the factors that make up the foundation of my running and give me what I think is the best chance at being successful. In addition to the things I discussed last week, there are also a few things that play a part in moving … Continue reading Running Towards Confidence