Category Archives: running psychology

#thatswhathesaid

Last week I posted about street harassment, PTSD, and the bystander effect. I was feeling pretty empowered until about 12 hours later when I attempted to go to the gym again. I had the day off on Friday so I … Continue reading

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PTSD/anxiety/The Bystander Effect

Today you’re getting a crash course in social psychology. I work out 5-6 days a week. On 100% of those days I wear compression shorts or capri pants. Yes, they’re made of spandex. My house is a half mile from … Continue reading

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Drinking water is harder than it looks

There’s a great new cartoon about marathon running featured on theoatmeal.com. I highly recommend checking it out. One of the many topics in the cartoon is the dreaded water stop. Water stops can be tricky because if you actually stop, … Continue reading

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My new favorite commercial

I love this commercial! Never give up! Do you know what they call the last place finisher at the marathon? A marathoner. Believe me, we’ve all been where this guy is. We’ve all thought we’d never see the finish line, … Continue reading

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Give a little bit of your love to me…

Give a little bit of your TIME to me… OK, not me. But someone who needs it. It’s still January, which means I’m still inundated by New Years Resolution-ers and I’m still on a tear about fat shaming. Wouldn’t it be … Continue reading

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Fat shaming- Part 2

Last week I overheard this conversation in the C-Suite at work: Woman 1: Did you bring back the dress I loaned you? Woman 2: Yes. I tried it on and I looked like a cased sausage. I can’t believe what … Continue reading

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Fat shaming- Part 1: my psycho-educational gift to you

It’s new years, which means my gym is infested with people who will quit by March, it’s impossible to get a treadmill, and everyone I know is on a “diet”. I’d like to take this opportunity to voice some complaints, … Continue reading

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