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May 27, 2022

Short episode summary

In this episode of the RunRX Podcast, we talk about the feeling of an overwhelming sense that you're not good enough or not where you should be. We also discuss why you compare yourself to others and how to avoid it. 

 

Timestamps of big takeaways

Dealing with Comparison

[01:24] To be clear, everyone compares themselves to one another. It's human nature. The difference is that when you run if your comparison impacts your movement, you need to shift your thinking. It would be beneficial if you could connect with running and what it entails. Coach Valerie's job, according to her, is to assist you in becoming the most efficient in your movement. Once that is accomplished, you will have a new relationship with running. There is no comparison since in running, the only reference we have is the criterion of right movement, not a person.

 

Don’t Compare Yourself to Pros

[03:54] Do not compare yourself to professional athletes or runners when you are running. Because when you run or tune into what running is and how you've been, you'll be able to connect with it in a different way than if you were comparing yourself to who you were back then.

 

The Pain in Running

[06:13] Running can cause pain, but it also can impact your mood.

 

[07:10] Maybe you can't do what you want to right now. Maybe something happened and you're no longer as flexible as you once were. It’s okay. Get back on track and take your time.

 

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