mental training

On Quitting – Salty Running – Running Fitness Article

On the eve of my latest marathon training cycle, I’ve been thinking a lot about quitting. More specifically, I am interested in how we talk about it: “Quitters never win.” “Try, try again.” “#noexcuses.” It’s always presented in this clear dichotomy – quitting is bad, no matter what. Finish at all costs. Michael Jordan said, “If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit.” And few can forget, try as we might, the words of the immortal Chumbawumba: “I…

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28 Day Anti-Fragile Human Challenge – Workout Fitness Article

Humans are anti-fragile by nature. The concept of anti-fragility is not that we deflect attacks like a Gore-tex repels water, but that we, in fact, need resistance to grow stronger. Humanity is not totally activated, empowered, or fulfilled without challenge. Resistance activates us and breeds human flourishing. This is the backbone of all training. Resistance and adaptation.   We are now witnessing a human spiritual crisis. Across modern society depression, obesity, suicide, and drug overdoses have skyrocketed. We experience the…

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