201: The Art of Meeting a Goal

TeamTRLS (01_11_2018)

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The unofficial producer of the show, Meaghan Nana-Sinkam, returns to share her running story, TRLS editor, Becky Clayton, shares her 2018 mileage and PR goals, and go-to, real-food dietitian, Serena Marie, RD, strives to bring Speedy Serena back.

Meaghan and I specifically discuss the following:

  • Why she is running for Presidential Youth Fitness
  • How she started running for her daughter when she participated in Girls on the Run
  • How she aims for personal records (PRs) in multiple distances
  • How speed training makes a difference (and credits Jeff Galloway and Phil Maffetone)
  • How to discover that your base mileage really does have a big impact
  • How running faster when you’re older can happen
  • Why the Labor Pain 12-Hour Endurance Trail Run was her first 26.2
  • Why doing something difficult gives her confidence
  • Why no matter whether it rains or snows, Meaghan must run

Becky Clayton and I specifically discuss the following:

  • How she manages her runs in addition to working full-time and being a mom, wife, and friend
  • How she determined her mileage goal for the year and why
  • Why she recommends the SWORKIT fitness app

Serena Marie, RD, and I specifically discuss the following:

  • How last year threw some curveballs and how it impacted Serena’s running
  • Why she is going after a PR and bringing Speedy Serena back

At the end of the episode, I share the following:

  • How prioritizing certain aspects of your life affects your goals
  • How to figure out what to add to your calendar and what to remove
  • How to choose what you want your identity to be
  • How to make sure that your goals are meaningful (since many times we base our identities on our goals)
  • How research shows that goals that are attainable have micro-goals attached to them
  • How to visually track your goals (star chart anyone?)
  • Why research shows that once people complete 80% of a particular goal, it’s extremely likely that they will meet that goal
  • Why I chose a goal of exercising six days a week and completing the Whole 30 challenge in January

2018 is the second year of the Flourishing Experiment! If you’d like to join a group to help you with your habits and resolutions, or create a Flourishing Experiment yourself, reach out to me at Kari@TheRunningLifestyle.com for more information.

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Links Mentioned


Meaghan Nana-Sinkham:
Meaghan Nana-Sinkam
Facebook: /msinkam




Becky Clayton:
Website: RunBeckyRun.wordpress.com
Facebook: /ChasedByAnAngryToddler
Twitter: @Run_BeckyRun



Kari Gormley:

final unedited 2 (1 of 1)Website: www.therunninglifestyle.com
Facebook: The Running Lifestyle Show
Twitter: @KariGormley
Instagram: @KariGormley
Let’s Chat via E-mail


Serena Marie, RD:
Website:   SerenaMarieRD.com
Facebook: SerenaMarieRD
Twitter: @SerenaMarieRD
Instagram: @SerenaMarieRD

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