This 21 day program is designed to instill a positive mindset that will set you up for a great 2019 Joshua Tree half marathon!

Are you nervous about race day? Do you worry about how your race will go in Joshua Tree? Are you concerned about running at altitude? Is this your first half marathon and you’re beginning to wonder if you can do this?

This 21 day program contains daily mindset activities (one a day for 21 days) that have been carefully designed to instill a positive mindset and set you up for a great race at the 2019 Joshua Tree Half Marathon! You will receive a daily e-mail that contains a positive mindset activity. Each activity is accompanied by a short video from Terry Chiplin, Positive Running Coach, and visionary behind Active at Altitude (Official Training Partner for Vacation Races), activacuity® and the Positive Running Movement®. Each video contains key tools and guidelines to help you complete the activity.

When does the program start and finish? The program starts on October 9 – you will receive an introductory e-mail and video on October 8. The program finishes on Tuesday October 29, to give you time to travel and get race ready in CA for race day November2!

Can I register for the program after October 9? Absolutely! You will receive catch up e-mails for any days that you missed before you registered.

Why a positive mindset? Research has shown that pessimism is the top ranked runners’ mental roadblock. Negativity, whether it’s worry or doubt, often leads to self-defeating behaviors including slowing down, cutting a workout short, or dropping out of a race. Our positive race mindset program delivers consistent positive mental training that switches your responses from negative to positive. We can also learn from elite athletes that have used a positive mindset to record breaking effect. In her excellent book, Let Your Mind Run, national marathon record holder Deena Kastor explains how shaping her mind with the power of positive psychology, using gratitude, love, and affirming thoughts can give anyone a competitive edge.

What runners are saying about our programs: I was skeptical in the beginning, because I’m not much of a mindful runner. I’m more of a “just get out of the door and run” kind of gal. I’ve got to tell you–my running has improved since I started these videos. There is monster hill near my home, and I conquered it for the first time on Wednesday using some of the techniques recommended in the videos.” Karen, from Denver, CO.

“I want to tell you that on a whim – having been a runner and then not as life happened when we adopted two teens in the past 2 years – I signed up for the 21 day program. The first few days I struggled to understand the roll out of topics. Now, I’m hooked! Such relevant and timely topics for where I am in my human journey as a new mom in my 50’s and missing my private time on a trail or down the road or up the monster hill just to refresh and feel wholly alive. Thank you and keep up the inspiring work. Last week was week 1 in the gym to begin to build my base again. I am amazing and why can’t I find the time to incorporate my runs in this new life. Cheers!” Anna, from Washington

I am loving this program so far! Thanks for putting this together!” Kira, from Elizabeth, CO.

Good morning Terry. Great session #12 this morning – follow your dreams. Perfect start to today’s long run on a snowy winter morn here in northern IL.” Andy, from Illinois.

Terry’s running mindfulness program cause a complete mindset shift that allowed me to complete a half marathon after coming back from a period of not running due to injury. The whole way I thought about the sessions and I actually enjoyed the run and felt good about myself as a runner. It inspired me so much that I decided to sign up for a full marathon. Thanks for the great program!” Lillianne, from Little Rock.

“Thanks for the great program! I used many of the positive mindset tips in my run….I also employed the “don’t get caught up in keeping up with the people who pass you.” I had an amazing race and finished well within the finish time…. what a beautiful race!! I also smiled and told myself that I was going to finish at every mile marker; after mile 5 I believed it! Thanks for the great program; I doubt I would have finished as well or as strongly without it.” Patrice, from MN.

“Terry’s positive mindset course really helped me prepare for my first half marathon in Yosemite. Not only that, I went from being anxious and nervous to having the most fun I’ve ever had on a run! It was the longest run I’ve ever done, and I needed something to help me get motivated and stay motivated to complete the challenge. Waking up each day for 21 days and getting into a positive mindset, considering a lesson or tip, and then carrying that through my day and my workout really helped me feel like I had a solid mental foundation for my run. I found myself thinking about a lot of these lessons during the race, and I ran the majority of the course with a huge grin on my face! That would never have happened without Terry. Thank you for making my first half marathon such a wonderful experience! I ran faster than I thought I could, and I loved every step of the way.” Yosemite half runner

“I tend to get extremely anxious before races, and going into Yosemite I had a sense of confidence instead, as I gradually noticed my confidence level increasing as I worked my way through the series. The sessions really helped me visualize and even expect a strong race performance, which I believe made a big difference. Also, several things Terry said resonated with me and turned into new favorite mantras I would (and still do) repeat while running. Lastly, several of the sessions reminded me to take a step back and remind myself why I run at all, helping me to appreciate the opportunity to run in general and get me more excited to get out the door. Even though I went into the race with tight muscles from hiking, I still achieved my goal of making it on the podium for my division, and even ended up PR’ing (completely unexpectedly)!” Yosemite half runner

This project is designed to help you change your relationship with yourself as a runner! Whether Joshua Tree is your first or half marathon, or you’ve run several before, by the end of these 21 days you will be set for an amazing race experience in JT.

Here’s a summary of what you will receive over the 21 days:

  • how to understand and unleash the power of your imagination and how to use it in a positive directed way
  • find new confidence in your own abilities
  • learn how to respect and run at higher elevations
  • make bold and decisive decisions that causes ripples through your life
  • learn how to be more playful and creative with your running
  • discover where you can start to love yourself and the profound impact this will have on your running
  • learn how to create clear intentions and then act upon them
  • change the words you use to describe yourself and notice how this changes your goals and actions
  • discover how to increase your commitment level incrementally and the effect this has on your running
  • set clear and achievable goals for your race
  • how to amplify what you are passionate about and to minimize what you see as negative about yourself
  • create a race strategy
  • all this and more, for $15, or $0.71 each day to invest to enjoy an inspiring 2019 Joshua Tree half marathon
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Register now for your 21 day program and decide to set yourself up for a positive race experience in Joshua Tree! We look forward to working with you.