Runners, Did You Accomplish Everything You Set Out To Accomplish

RB24: Runners, Did You Accomplish Everything You Set Out To Accomplish?

looking back at the year 2014

Show Notes:

In this episode, I look back at 2014 and walk you through an important exercise: reflection.

Why reflection?

Because I believe that looking back at your running accomplishments, as well as your failures, can make you a better runner in the year to come. Looking back helps you to move forward. To make progress as a runner, it’s important to see what’s working and what isn’t.

This episode is a lot like other end of year posts, and  I struggled over whether or not I should actually do one. But, in the end, I felt the message was important enough to share. Self-analysis is key to improvement, and something all of us runners should practice.

In this episode:

  • The importance of self-reflection and how it can help improve your running.
  • How looking back is sometimes more valuable than looking forward.
  • How I took the time to evaluate what went well in 2014 and what didn’t.
  • Why I decided to run a Tough Mudder in 2015.
  • How self-reflection can be much more beneficial to your running than setting goals and resolutions.
  • How your mind re-frames, rebuilds, and reorganizes your thoughts through reflection.
  • How I got too cocky and ended up injured.
  • How a knowledge of running is not always the best thing you can do for your training.
  • Key accomplishments in 2014 and a big thank you to my listeners.
  • Why doorknobs are my evil nemesis and my own experiences with procrastinating.
  • The common white lies of runners.
  • What held you back or what stopped you from being the BEST runner you could be in 2014.
  • Why I want to coach Hollywood super models – Great things CAN happen!
  • How overwhelming feelings affected my life and impacted my running – and what I did about it!
  • How sticky notes can change your life!
  • Why mental fatigue is NOT a bad thing.


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Steve is the founder and head running coach of Steve is host of the RunBuzz podcast and founder of PaceBuilders, a complete online training program for runners. Steve is a RRCA / USA Track and Field Certified Running Coach and resides in Lewis Center, Ohio.