Sat, 24 June 2023
Before I start, I just want to let you know that all of our running groups are starting on the 3rd of July. We have our beginner 5km group, our 10km group, and our winter half marathon group starting.
If you are looking to join our team and achieve an amazing running goal, go to www.extramilerunners.co.nz to find out more.
A while I ago, I was talking to a recovered alcoholic and they said something to me that blew my mind away.
‘Even though I haven’t had a drink in over 20 years I think about having one every day of my life’.
This was quite a different experience to my own journey with alcohol. When I gave up 25 years ago, I never thought about drinking it again.
There’s a difference between me and him…
I was a bad drunk, he’s an alcoholic.
I asked him how he had been successful in keeping drinking away, when every day, he was confronted with this thought.
He shared a powerful technique/tool that he uses.
Sun, 18 June 2023
Unfortunately, I hurt by back last week.
It’s the kind of the injury that can take quite a bit of time to come right, so I have a journey in front of me.
This can be a scary time for someone who loves fitness and has a career in it.
Luckily I’ve learnt how to managed times like these so…
There’s also another area that I think is key at this time…
‘Do as little damage as possible while I work through this’.
I’m not talking about the injury here, I’m talking about not allowing myself to take a step backwards in these other areas:
The aim during this time is to also look after these areas too so when I’m recovered I can get back to the fit and active version of myself I like to be as soon as possible.
In this week’s video I share how I approach times like these and what strategies I use to do ‘as little damage as possible’.
Sun, 11 June 2023
If you want to grow in an area of your life, one of the best things you can do is…
Consciously put yourself in environments that are designed to help you grow.
Doing this will take you to a place where:
When choosing these environments there are many things you need to look for but there’s one thing in particular that I want to focus on today.
It’s how the environment builds and reinforces a shift in your identity.
In this week’s video, I share one important thing to look for when you are choosing the environments that help you grow which, in turn, shifts how you see yourself.
Sat, 3 June 2023
One of the best ways to make progress is through feedback.
It can be gained through self-assessment or through the use of a mentor or coach.
The problem is, most people don’t have a process for getting feedback.
Recently I had an experience with one of our runners that should how their lack of self-assessment was working against them.
In this week’s video, I share the insight I gained in working with this person and the advice I gave, which helped them find their mojo again.