Losing Power; Gaining Perspective

Making lasting changes is hard work

I’ll start off by apologizing for not having a blog post or a newsletter episode last week. Between the end of the school year and then losing power for 36 hours, I found myself zapped of energy and desire to produce new content. I was just fried.

This week, however, had many different feels to it. Between the global pandemic and the vitriol spewed by people of power, I really don’t know how to feel anymore. It’s a crazy-ass time.

Staying sane and staying safe have to be 2 big priorities because, without them, we’re all doomed to some extent.

In my blog this week, I wrote about 6 ways we should aim to “protect” ourselves from things and people outside of our control while we’re running. Running is supposed to be our safe space where we can do what we want to do, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

If you head to the article I share below, it will take you through the experiences that Meb (yes, famed Meb Keflezighi) went/goes through while running. It’s a shame and it can only stop if we choose to stop it.

I hope we (global citizens) decide we want to stop it.

What’s Got My Attention:

Podcast: How Kara Goucher Stood Up to Running’s Goliath

Article: "This Has Been Happening for a Long, Long Time"

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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.