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Live Better Every Day with These 5 Simple Habits

Mindless: Marked by or displaying no use of the powers of the intellect; Requiring little attention or thought; Not intellectually challenging or stimulating. Engaging in mindless behaviors are what cause us to feel stuck when the shit hits the fan in life. Out of the blue with no warning, the slap of reality shows you what… Continue reading Live Better Every Day with These 5 Simple Habits

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T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday... You are consistently faced with the decision to just stop. What is the purpose of busting your ass and putting so much intense stress on the body? It is so much easier to stop and walk, or not even go out in the first place. There can be a… Continue reading T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

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Signs That You Have Been Moving Incorrectly; Dr. Kelly Starrett

Dr. Kelly Starrett is a renowned coach, physical therapist, speaker and author, with his book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, ranking among the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Becoming a Supple Leopard is loaded with insight, information, and practices to implement to not only improve mobility for exercise but to enhance movement quality throughout… Continue reading Signs That You Have Been Moving Incorrectly; Dr. Kelly Starrett

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The 3 Essential Fitness Tools to Fuel Your Adventurous Lifestyle

Your typical gym routine lacks purpose, and you might just be wasting your time. Talk about a bold statement to start, eh? Now let me clear that up real quick before you say, "who the hell does this ginger headed kid think he is? Telling me my goals don't matter, I go all the time… Continue reading The 3 Essential Fitness Tools to Fuel Your Adventurous Lifestyle

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T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

This Week, On Trail Tip Thursday... Learning and controlling how to pace yourself can be one of the tougher aspects of running. It takes time to feel what running speed feels right for you when looking to avoid gasping for air like a fish out of water (that lunge on fire feeling isn't too fun).… Continue reading T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

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Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

Welcome! If this is your first visit to Mindful Trailrunner, I would like to extend gratitude for wanting to see and hear what I have to say. I get it, you might be thinking, "what the heck is trail running?" and at first, I said the same exact thing! Trail Running has one major difference compared… Continue reading Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

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Do You Do What You Do Well? Or Do You Just Do it?

As I lie awake on this early morning during Orca Games competition, soaking in the stillness, I took some time to reflect upon how I present myself as a coach... Here is a snapshot of how the concept of the Progression of Coaching wandered through my mind.   Coaches, Trainers, Therapists, and Movement Practitioners have… Continue reading Do You Do What You Do Well? Or Do You Just Do it?

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3 At Home Positions to Reduce Low Back Pain

  I had taken over a month off from any challenging deadlifts, spending a majority of my efforts running, swimming, and swinging the mace. But there's a feeling of empowerment when you have the ability to feel strong; You feel a change in your body language, becoming more relaxed yet laser focused. Taking deep breaths… Continue reading 3 At Home Positions to Reduce Low Back Pain

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You Aren’t Perfect; Learn Something New, Or Re-Learn What You Might Already “Know”

It's So Easy, A Caveman Could Do It. Has it occurred to you that if you've learned how to ride a bike, it is almost impossible to forget? When you are a kid, it's a right of passage and freedom, especially once those training wheels are popped off. Throw a baseball card in the spokes,… Continue reading You Aren’t Perfect; Learn Something New, Or Re-Learn What You Might Already “Know”