Bestest of the week

by lachicaruns on

Learning from others’ mistakes

I’ve made my share of running mistakes and taken some serious missteps. So has Julie Wunder, apparently, and this Running in a Skirt runner blogger shares them.

The one I can relate to the most is “just running.” I can’t stress just how important cross training is. And if you don’t know what to do, my favorites are walking and yoga for runners. I’ve also done some tae kwon do forms but not in a while and now that we’re talking about it, I’m adding it to the rotation soon.

Trick yourself into running

Don’t feel motivated to run? A Wharton School of Business professor has some tips for you. And me; definitely me.

Her trick? She calls it temptation bundling. I call it immediate gratification, but I’m not the one with the letters after my name.

yoda temptation

Basically, she wants you to pair up some of the things that tempt you the most (Jane the Virgin and Justified come to mind) with things that you want to accomplish (like run or walk three miles). Only allow yourself to do the things that tempt you while you’re doing the things that you want to do but can’t bring yourself to doing because you’ve worked 12 hours already and just want to crawl under the covers until, well, Thanksgiving.

Seems logical so Professor Katy Milkman can back it up with a scientific study. Now you have a perfectly good reason to spend time with Rogelio de la Vega on the treadmill. (Like you needed a reason. Pffft.)

Why didn’t I think of this?!

I’m an executive with more than 20 years of experience in my field and I can’t begin to tell you just how much these tweets ring true.

Despite all of our advances and working with an incredibly supportive team, I still run across some ridiculously stereotypical comments that could be funny if they didn’t hit the same nerve that flares up when I read a profile on a successful woman and half the article is about how she manages to both work and be a mom.

That’s why I can’t begin to tell you just how much I love @manwhohasitall. If you’re not following the account, go find him now. And I mean now. (The correct term is assertive, not bossy. Jeesh.)

Did you find any gems this week?

Written by: lachicaruns

My name is Gisgie. It's pronounced geese (like the birds) and gee (like the letter). Now that we've met, I'm glad you're here. I'm an injury-prone runner who manages to find reasons to keep coming back to the road despite ongoing challenges. Most recently, I've struggled with piriformis syndrome. I'm currently winning. Most days.

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