Mentally Strong Article

April 19, 2016 by  
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Finish pictures arm up Lora Erickson IMMDRecently my Mom shared this article she found with me.  I have read it and re-read it and just love all the kernels of truth in it, so I wanted to share it.  Here’s a summary with my comments of 9 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Day:

  1. They monitor their emotions.  “Sometimes reaching your greatest potential requires you to behave contrary to how you feel.”
  2. They practice realistic optimism.  I love this one because it’s not about being overly optimistic but realistic and positive.  (It’s about your inner monologue). I believe being positive and grateful is the key to a happy life.
  3. They solve problems.  So true!  I love to be productive with my time and move forward and put my energy into solutions.  I “refuse to engage in unproductive activities.”  I just don’t have time for it.
  4. They practice self-compassion.  True, so true.  Sometimes you have to lighten up and roll with the punches.  Treat yourself as you would want your best friend to treat you.
  5. They set healthy boundaries.  I especially love this one as it has been a hard lesson learned in my life.  Take full responsibility for how you think, feel and behave.  You determine if you will have a good day, not others.
  6. They manage their time wisely.  Time is too valuable to waste and I want to do meaningful things with it.  I am picky about what I spend my time on.
  7. They strive to fulfill their purpose.  I recently put a post up about this.  It’s wonderful to feel like your life has meaning and purpose. Check it out.
  8. They seek to grow stronger.  We are never too old to learn.  Don’t be too proud to learn either, swallow your pride.  Everyone has room for improvement.
  9. They monitor their progress.  They seek explanations not excuses. This is such a valuable tool to continue to stay motivated and on track with goals.

Read the article: 9 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Day

Great article!

Happy Training,

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

Funny Video: 8 stages of Marathon Running

This is funny and true.  Enjoy!

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

 

 

Salt Lake City Marathon Discount Code

Ok peeps. The Salt Lake races are just a few days away. I did the half last year and it was seriously one of the most organized races I’ve done with timing clocks on route, pacers and a great expo. It’s not too late to sign-up and they have other events besides the Full/half marathon available like the bike tour, 5K, skate etc. Check it out and use the code blonderunnerslc16 to save $5

SaltLakeCityMarathon.com

Such a great event!

Salt Lake Half collage 4.14.2016

 

Splash N Sprint Triathlon: Win a Free Entry

April 13, 2016 by  
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I just love getting involved in local races and this one is a favorite.  Get your name in and see if you can win a spot for yourself, or a friend/family member.  Come join in the fun!

Can’t wait and want to get registered?  If so, use the code BlondeSNSPromo to save $5.  Get Registered

Coach Lora Erickson – USA Triathlon All-American

April 9, 2016 by  
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USAT All American 3.2016“Congratulations for earning the distinguished title of USA Triathlon All-American. Your hard work, determination and outstanding performances over the course of the year placed you at the very top of your age group, top 10% of USAT National Ranking…your name will be listed in the Spring 2016 issue of the USA Triathlon Magazine.”

Yay, I just got this in the mail today unexpectedly, I guess I should pay more attention to rankings. Yay for hard work!

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Win a Spot in the Provo City Half Marathon

March 10, 2016 by  
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I love all the great local races we have.  Racing is my favorite.  Now is your chance to win a spot.  Check out the post on the Blonde Runner Health LLC Facebook page.  Don’t want to wait and prefer to sign up now?  Use the code BLONDERUNNER to save 25%.  Great deal!  Well done race.  Learn more: http://www.run13.com/races/provo-city

We are giving away two spots in the Provo City Half Marathon in May. To get your name in do all of the following:1. …

Posted by Blonde Runner Health LLC on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Product Review: EO Gear top tube bag

eo gear bag top 3.1.2016 side of eo bag zipper pocket of side bagAs many of you know I like to train like I race so I have been practicing my nutrition during rides as usual. I am really liking this EO Gear bag I got from the Endurance Sports Show. I love that it has many separate compartments to hold the different products I like to use like Cocogo (use the code “blonderunner” to get 20% off during March), Endurolytes tablets (use the code “blonderunner” for 15% off the first order), gels and regular food too.

I really like the mesh pocket on the side to hold my used gel packets while I ride. Bonus- it has a reflective stripe on each side (you know how I feel about safety). To purchased online visit EoGear.com

This particular one is the Century Bag Deluxe and bonus – it’s made in the USA, particularly Utah! Wahoo for local!

It’s made of durable water proof material so I know if I experience the harsh conditions that I experienced at Ironman Maryland it can hack it and my food won’t get wet or soggy. It’s worth checking out.

Happy Training,

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

Triathlon Training with Blonde Runner

February 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety, Weight Loss

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Triathlon Training Class

Wed. April 27, 2016

6:30- 8 p.m., $25

Come learn how to get started in triathlons and/or polish your skills.  Swim technique, cycling skills, running form, training tips and nutrition will be covered.  Come get all the answers to your questions in this lecture-style class to be held in the Bountiful area.  All triathlon distances will be covered. Lots of great racing tips will be shared. There are limited spots in this class. Pre-registration is required. Message Coach Lora Erickson at theblonderunner@gmail.com to learn how to register.

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Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner

USATF & USAT certified run & triathlon coach

US Masters Level 1 & 2 swim coach

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Spring Running Form Class with Blonde Runner

February 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Prevention & Safety, Weight Loss

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The next Running Form Class will be held on Wednesday March 23, 2016, 6:30-7:30 p. in the Bountiful area. This is a one-time lecture style class designed to review common running form mistakes and give you direct feedback on your form. We will go over injury prevention and review drills and exercises to make you a faster, stronger and more efficient runner. Please dress to run – we will only be running a little bit to learn the drills and give you form feedback so it’s not rigorous. Beginners welcome. Message theblonderunner@gmail.com if you’d like to learn how to reserve a spot. $25.

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

About the Coach:

Coach Lora Erickson has been running for over 30+ years. She is a USATF certified running coach and USA Triathlon coach. She has been coaching for over 19+ years and loves to help people get faster. She ran on athletic scholarship in college for distance running. Learn more

See a recent KSL 5 TV interview

 

Blonde Runner on Air Quality KSL 5 TV Interview Segment

Air quality is something to consider when running outside.  Here’s a video clip of the interview on KSL 5 TV if you missed it.  Go Team Blonde Runner!

Happy & Healthy Running,

Coach Lora Erickson

BlondeRunner.com

Pro’s & Con’s of Treadmill Running
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Check Air Quality

Just in case you missed the news segment on air quality this morning, you can view it here. We were interviewed four times through out the morning. Go Team Blonde Runner! #KSL5TV BlondeRunner.com

Posted by Lora Heyl Erickson on Monday, February 15, 2016

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