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4 Self-Discipline Tricks I Learned from the Marathon


For most of my life, I’ve been a competitive distance runner. I’ve run more than 100 miles in a week, competed at several distances, and trained through all kinds of terrible weather. I think you could say that discipline comes easily to me. If I really decide to do something, I will do it (possibly at all costs). But to be honest, I haven’t always been successful at applying that level of discipline in all areas of my life; I’ll work logistical wonders to get my run in, but procrastinate for weeks when it comes to taking care of business in other areas. That said, distance running has taught me more than a few things about self-discipline, some of which I’ve used to grind my way through other tough situations. As we approach the New Year, many of you may be making resolutions. Whether you’re looking to get in shape, get out of debt, or tackle some other challenge, here are some tips I hope will help you see those goals through. Check it out in my new post on WiseBread: http://bit.ly/w2CJtT


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Take Off Your Shoes and Run?

As a long-time runner, I can hardly imagine hitting the streets without my shoes, but a recent boom in barefoot running has many people doing just that. I spoke with several runners who found their passion for the sport by losing their running shoes. So is this a better, more enlightened way to run, or are these guys just plain crazy? Check out my article on Livestrong.com here:  http://www.livestrong.com/article/547013-take-off-your-shoes-and-run/



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