1% Better

Small actions lead to big results

My resolution for this year is to do the small things - in running, at work, with my family. I’ve been working on doing 1% better every day/week/month and I know that even if they don’t show up in the “stats sheet”, I’m becoming a better version of myself.

Doing 1% better might be something as simple as making sure I’m giving full attention to my kids (and not being distracted by a device) or doing an extra set of glute warm ups prior to leaving for my run. Again, they are not big flashy things, but at the end, they add up.

Some 1% tasks that come to mind:

Extra/more reps of _____

Focusing on 1 task at a time

Making a to-do list with time expectations associated with each task

Being prepared for ______ rather than “winging” it

Friday’s Action Plan:

Find 1 thing you can do to be 1% better at.

Big Events Coming Up:

Florida 120

Haddonfield Adrenaline 5k

What’s Got My Attention:

Article: 11 Winter Training Tips from Runners in Terribly Cold Places

Video: BTC’s full gym/core session with Gwen Jorgensen and Colleen Quigley

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Quote of the Day:

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.”

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Thanks for following along on the journey! Have something you’d like to add? Have suggestions or comments? Email me: TrainwithMarc@gmail.com

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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.