When you face a major challenge, be grateful for it. Many people will see something difficult as a bad thing. If something goes wrong, it’s a reason to complain, it’s a time of self-pity. That won’t get you anywhere. Instead, learn to be grateful for the challenge — it’s an opportunity to grow, to learn, to get better at something. When asked why I am not envious of the other runners here. Well…envy prompts one to feel inadequate, incomplete, impotent and missing out and I am none of that! While some things might be out of our control, much of what happens is based on our thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and are largely a conditional response to our focus. Gratitude is a way for people to appreciate what they have instead of always reaching for something new in the hopes it will make them happier, or thinking they can’t feel satisfied until every physical and material need is met. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. I lack nothing! I am whole.
Betty! We will miss you! You made us all laugh! Your Snickers Commercial is still the best! #RIPBetty
Hello. friends. Coach Lora with BlondeRunner.com here. It’s finally snowy in Utah. I am so excited to run in the snow today! I wanted to share some snow running tips with you
Here are some highlights:
⛄️ Be sure to check the weather channel for current temperature and expected conditions before heading out
⛄️ Dress in layers
⛄️ Apply lip balm with sunscreen before you go
⛄️ Have fun!
Winter Running Essentials (top to bottom):
Pros & Cons of Treadmill Use by Coach Lora Erickson @theblonderunner @coachloraerickson Running is my “thinking time” and as I was running today I was
Be Grateful in Your Circumstances – Start a Gratitude Journal with Coach Lora Erickson, BlondeRunner.com
Being grateful in our circumstances isn’t always easy but it’s possible. We all go through tough times but there is always good if we look for it. Each day before I go to bed I like to take a moment and review my day and record a few good things that happened in my gratitude journal. It has made all the difference for me. Even the smallest kindness from others can really lift my spirit on a particularly changing day. We truly don’t know others struggles so when in doubt be kind. This includes being kind to yourself. Thank you to those that show me mercy, empathy, kindness and love. You are so appreciated #gratitude #thankyou I strive to do the same and to view my world in a way that helps me look for ways I can contribute despite my short comings, mistakes and faults.
Do you think a gratitude journal would help you? Do you keep one already? How has it helped?
#thankyou #faith #overcome #youcan #bekind #kindnessbeginswithme #behappy #smile #lookfortherainbows #silverlining #explorepage @raceforgriefutah #gratitudejournal #coachingtip @coachloraerickson #running #runtherapy #triathlete #ironman #endurance
Analyse your Blood, DNA and lifestyle with InsideTracker to get an ultra-personalize Nutrition and Health Program
If you are really wanting to take your training to a new level, check out InsideTracker for an ultra-personalized nutrition system that analyses your blood,
It has been 23 years since I held you in my arms and had to said goodbye to you all too early. I am thankful for the motivation you give me to do better. Although you only lived five hours, you inspire me. You are an angel. I know you are rooting for me and love me despite my mistakes and imperfections and that makes all the difference. I miss and love you! I will continue to keep the promise I whispered to you. You will never be forgotten and your life matters @raceforgriefutah 💕
I am a big believer in using compression socks for racing and recovery. If you are looking at leveling up, you might consider giving these a try. Use the code RUNBLONDE to save. Shop
Going from being an Opioid addict to cleaning up his life, getting an education and having a family, now Justin is working towards qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships working with Coach Lora. He began as a novice athlete just 9 months ago when he first contacted the Blonde Runner. Listen to him share his story in his own words. To learn more about Coach Lora Erickson and her programs, visit BlondeRunner.com
I hired Coach Lora five months ago to help me train for a triathlon. She not only introduced me to new kinds of workouts but challenged me beyond what I had considered myself able to do. She has been encouraging and excited about my progress, willing to answer questions and has shared insights and training tips to help me do my best. She adapted my training to include other activities I enjoy such as hiking, which helped me complete the Rim to River hike in the Grand Canyon recently, and I have discovered that I can do much more than I ever thought I could! Her coaching has been of great value to me and I have become not only more physically fit but mentally tough and confident in myself and my abilities. I am going into my triathlon next week prepared to give it my best and have fun doing it! I would recommend her coaching or consultations to anyone who seeks a professional perspective on goals, training, racing or personal motivation. Thanks, Coach Lora!
Subscribe for updates
“ You truly amaze me. If anyone is new to Lora, I can attest she has been this driven and ambitious her whole life. She is amazing. ”