Runners Mindset Program
Giving runners direction, motivation & inspiration in these difficult times
As a runner, you may have entered one or more races in 2020, and at this moment have no certainty that your race is going to go ahead as planned. You are running, although your training is on a kind of hold until you have more news on when you goal race or races are taking place. You would like to be more motivated, and find it hard to maintain that all important consistency. You would like to feel again that spark that ignites your drive to excel and see what you are capable of. These present times are full of uncertainty, that naturally elevates anxiety levels for each of us, and can lead to an increase in negative thinking.
Your training group has become virtual rather than the in person support system that you are used to. Running solo is fun when you choose to do that, however right now, that’s all you have. You know this will end, you just have no idea when, and there are no answers coming your way. You yearn to feel connected and motivated. You feel that you have lost your way, and would love to get reconnected.
We understand all these factors – we are runners too. If any of the above sounds hauntingly familiar, our Runners Mindset program is here to help you!
Since you heard your summer races are canceled, you feel like a ship without a rudder and your compass is busted. But wait: is floating on the surface of the present moment, all that bad? The present is, after all, your mind and body’s, “happy place.” This exceptional moment in time is a gift, to mine the treasures existing within yourself. Runner’s Mindset is here to help you dig. ENJOY.
This new program is designed to empower your running experience, switching your mindset to a positive focus, and helps you keep motivated and connected whatever challenges may come your way. Runners Mindset helps you become a more mindful runner, and connects you to the new rewards of running in a world that has changed from what we once knew.
The Runners Mindset program contains 21 daily mindset activities that have been carefully designed to instill a positive mindset and set you up to keep motivated and connected! Each activity is accompanied by a short video that contains key tools and guidelines to help you complete the activity – we also provide a workbook that we recommend you use to record your experiences, thoughts, and feelings as you progress through the program – the workbook has become a life changing journal for many runners.
Who provides this program?
The Runners Mindset program is part of a portfolio of mindset initiatives for runners from activacuity®. activacuity® is a division of Active at Altitude, who create experiences that educate, inspire, and empower an active, healthy, mindful lifestyle. Active at Altitude is based in Estes Park, Colorado, USA, and are one of the leading providers of running retreats and camps for adult runners. They provide women’s running camps and co-ed trail running camps for all levels of runners from all over the World.
Owner Terry Chiplin is also a Positive Running Coach, a Lydiard Level II Certified Running Coach, the founder of the Positive Running Movement, and has more than 22 years experience in working with runners’ mindsets and positive coaching.
Why a positive mindset?
Research has shown that pessimism ranks as the runners’ top mental roadblock. Negativity, whether it’s worry or doubt, often leads to self-defeating behaviors including slowing down, cutting a workout short, or other self sabotaging actions. Our program provides a 21 day positive mental training program for your training that will shift your mindset to empower your motivation and connection.
Runners mindset has made me a stronger and more joyful runner. It’s a great way to learn how to overcome the mental challenges of running and to be the best version of yourself.
How is the program delivered?
You will receive your first e-mail the day after you register for the program. It contains an introductory video that sets up the program, and gives a little background to the rationale behind it. Then 2 days after you register, you will receive the first daily mindset activity by e-mail – your e-mail contains a video link that will explain the background and the details of your mindset activity. This process continues for 21 days to complete the program. Soon after you complete your program, you will receive a final e-mail with customized special offers and a survey link. We would be grateful if you can complete the survey and help us to keep improving our programs.
When does registration open?
Registration for this program opened on April 23, 2020. Everyone that registers will have access to the full 21 day program – it doesn’t matter when you register.
How much does the program cost?
The cost of the program is $15 per runner. This includes full access to the complete program, as well as a downloadable workbook that you can print and use as a journal to record your thoughts, ideas, feelings, and breakthroughs as you progress with your program.
Where can I find out more about the program content?
Here is the content for each of the daily mindset activities:
Sharing your experience
We also encourage you to share your positive experiences on the program with your fellow runners on the activacuity Facebook page.
I have been doing this program for a handful of days now and I have noticed a difference in my outlook. I am more easily able to find and maintain a positive, open-minded outlook, even during a really challenging time right now. I am feeling the benefits beyond my running life and across all aspects of my day-to-day too. I am so grateful!
So, I am about halfway through this program…and I am loving it! For those seeking a more positive, mindfulness-based approach to their running, I highly recommend this. The price can’t be beat, Terry is a great one to listen to, and the activities and journaling are wonderful – not too cheezy, totally inspiring, and – if you are looking to reframe the way you “pound the pavement” – a great way to reconnect with an activity so many of us cherish.
Day 1 of this 21 day program was amazing! I loved connecting to a very special run I did back in February which was a night trail run and it was absolutely enthralling and so much fun. When I reconnected with the run called the Yeti Nightmare Run, it evoked such strong and powerful emotional reactions.
Honestly, I just finished day 1 and it was already worth it. You are so intuitive. What a great memory it brought up for me. Already my confidence is up and looking more forward (with less self-doubt) to my long run tomorrow. I’m all in!
I just finished the Grand Teton half and am so grateful I signed up for your program. It was a beautiful course – but not without its challenges, and your techniques really helped get me not only through the race but to a PR (of almost 2 minutes)! This was astonishing since, even though I’ve run 5 halves and 1 full marathon, I live in Florida and was quite concerned about the altitude shift. Your segment on that topic was so spot-on, and I also reviewed the laser focus techniques and “mind of a champion” ideas several times along the run when I felt myself doubting. I now also have a wonderful journal that I kept along the way of your program that I will refer to often, not just in pursuing my running goals but my life goals as well. Thank you again for helping me move along this journey so successfully!