We recorded this in December last year, but I think you will still get a lot out of it. In this episode we are talking about overwhelm and some of the red flags of your mental health. Sometimes you find them at the doctor or at the gym, or just because everything feels too hard. Running won’t fix your mental health, but it can play a big part in helping you to navigate your challenges and in having something that supports you. And if you are struggling because you can’t run, then check out these tips on surviving a long-term injury. And if you are really time poor, these ideas for being less sedentary outside of planned training can help too.
This episode is all abut the overwhelm that has resulted in the slow grinding down of resilience over the last few years and especially navigating the challenges of work life, home life, parenting life and all the competing challenges that this comes with.
In this episode we talk about:
Red flags of overwhelm
Can you use a planner or are you too scared to ruin stationery.
The perils of distraction with things that don’t actually matter
Actually writing it down vs using an electronic calendar
Did it happen if you didn’t tick it off
The cruelty of red dots on final surge
Running watch advice – Coros vs Garmin
The Ponzi scheme of home maintenance and emotional labour
The depletion of resilience over the last few years
Developing an early warning system when you need to pull back
- How incorrect ideas about running like more is better, harder is better, lighter is better can lead you astray
- Maybe you need to rest? Seriously.
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