Running is not new to this blog or podcast. In fact, I’ve done episodes on various aspects of running before (listen to Episode 20, Episode 25, and Episode 32.)
But a couple of things have changed since I last talked about running on the podcast. First, I am just about to complete my certification as a Level I Running Coach through the RRCA. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and was so excited to take the course. I had a great time with the cohort. Second, one of the main reasons I wanted to get certified was so that I could bring that knowledge to some therapy running groups I am working on starting. Even though I have been running through years and feel that I can be helpful to runners when building a program…I really wanted the information and knowledge to do it in a way that just wasn’t relying on my experience since every runner is different.
So, in this episode:
- I talk briefly about my coaching certification process.
- I share my desire to start therapy running groups in my practice.
- And I review the 4 key components of self-care that running engages.
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Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
RRCA Coaching Certification
Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Ever Seen by Chistopher McDougall
Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek
Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich
Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes