The Alive & Awake podcast is for new runners, new triathletes and anyone looking to improve their fitness through running or triathlon. Our goal is to grow a community of new runners and triathletes and to motivate and inspire new athletes to believe in themselves and be the best they can be.
Train with a purpose
No matter what type of an event you are training for, (5k, marathon, beer mile, Krispy Kreme Challenge) there always needs to be some specificity to your training. Logging random junk miles accomplishes nothing. To be a better athlete, you need to get specific about your goals, and be equally specific about how you train to reach those goals.
Today Scott and I try to answer some of the most common questions that we have been seeing lately from new athletes and those who are just starting out.
This episode is a little messy and somewhat comical at the start, but we get it done. BEcause its not about how you start, but how you finish.
Have questions you want answered on the podcast? Let us know!!
It doesnt have to be pretty...
Run. Walk. Jog .Walk. Start. Stop. It's happened to all of us. Face it, some workouts/races are just going to suck. It may not be pretty, and it may not always go according to plan, but the most important thing is that you just get it done.
Today, Scott and I talk about the frustrations of when things dont go as planned.
Anything is possible
Too many beginner athletes are held back by fear, self doubt, lack of self esteem, etc, and these things often prevent them from ever even getting started. However, you need to know that no matter your body type, weight, or fitness level, YOU CAN DO THIS. All you need to do is give yourself a chance.
Its time to kick fear in the face, damn what everyone else thinks and just do it. As athletes, we also need to recognize that for some, even the smallest accomplishment is a big deal. We need to let our fellow athletes know that we are behind them by supporting them and encouraging them in their efforts, and sharing in their victories. When we support each other as a community, we all win.
Running & Anxiety
Everyday, everywhere, millions of people suffer with anxiety. Anxiety can be crippling for some. While some choose medications to cope with anxiety, we would like offer a more natural solution. RUNNING.
In my own personal journey with anxiety, I have found that running gives me the time and the headspace, to step back, re-evaluate and look at things through a new lens. Although not a cure, I find that running often provides me with a new perspective. Running gives me the opportunity to step back, and see that things are not always as bad as they seem.
We are not doctors or pscyhologists, but through our own experience, have found that running can help ease the stress, nd lighten the load of the weight of anxiety.
Be better than yesterday
No matter the area of your life, you should consistently strive for improvement and to be better than you were yesterday. Today SCott and I discuss 6 characteristics or traits that we all need to exemplify in order to be the best that we can be.