It was great speaking with Jaclyn Ricchio Stover on the ‘Actually, You Are a Real Runner‘ podcast where we discuss the importance of respecting yourself and your running.
Listen to the podcast interview here.
Jaclyn is a master teacher, certified health and life coach, Head Pizza Eater at Imperfect Eating Coaching, and Okayest Runner and Podcaster at Actually, You Are a Real Runner. She helps women learn to eat some pizza without eating all the pizza, stop being a jerk to themselves, and actually enjoy the life and body they have.
Jaclyn wrote a brilliant post about running, here is what she had to say:
I think we have to go through a lot of trial and error in life to realise what really matters.
We spend a lot of time thinking about race paces or how many miles we ran or how many calories we ate or the number on the scale…
Because we don’t feel enough and maybe accomplishing that will help us feel enough…
And then (maybe) we arrive to this place - we accomplish the social media worthy goal, we cross the race finish line, we put on the size ___ pants finally, and we’re like, “Shit! It’s still not enough! I did all this work.
I micromanaged all the details! This wasn’t it. I’m still unhappy.
I’m still not enough!
Can you relate?
I want Kim Ingleby in my ear every day to remind me to respect myself, respect my body, and respect running.
You can work on a goal and learn to enjoy/respect the process too.
And that might mean changing to a different goal…
Email Jaclyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a call with her.
Listen to my TEDx Talk here.
Buy my little book, 52 Ways to Feel Good: (US link, available UK amazon too – all profit to charity) here.
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