[Mindset] Changing Your Self Talk

As a coach, and athlete, I preach a lot about positive thinking and positive self talk to my athletes. Honestly, I preach it to myself OFTEN as I have to constantly remind myself to think positively to take the negative thoughts and turn them into positive thoughts on a regular basis. I truly and whole heartily believe in positive self talk, not only does it boost your confidence but it is a great way to develop a mindset that challenges the obstacles you are facing as well as giving you the courage and confidence to stand back up when you fail. The mind is a very powerful feature and is so very often under utilized in our daily lives from a powerful standpoint.

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Choosing Your "Word" of the Year for 2019

This idea of setting a word of the year on top of your yearly goals came from this need for something more than just a list of goals. A word is something that you can really nurture, nurture, pull on during each of the journey’s through my goals, and something that would support those goals that I had just set. Picking a word can be overwhelming, lets face there are SO MANY words out there that can illicit an emotional response. Read more for three simple little steps towards helping you find that word that gives you the goosebumps so that you can use it for 2019.

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5 Tips for Running In the Elements

Running in the elements is all about how you dress, dress properly you really can make it enjoyable and/or manageable.  Here are my five tips to preparing yourself to run in the elements and hopefully make it more enjoyable so that you don’t start to go a little stir crazy on the dread-mill.

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Kayla Bowker
[#IMIWLQ703] End of the 2018 Season

The 2018 season has officially ended, and boy did it end on a fabulous note!!! While my official race season ended at Kona it had not ended with a few of the athletes on the Where Your Feet Take You Team which means that it was not over, and I got to live vicariously through each of these athletes as they went on their way towards reaching their goals. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to spectate and support my athletes at both Ironman Arizona and most recently at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta.

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Does The Off Season Really Mean Off?

Does the off season really mean that you take the season off of training? As I was prepping for a chat with my athletes about the off season I cam across Matt Dixon’s podcast “Take a Break But Don’t Be  a Sloth” broke an athletes seasonal mindset into three parts, and I really liked his thought process on the three phases. Find out more about the WYFTY thought process on the off season.

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Ironman World Championships Race Recap

Crazy to think that it has already been a week since the gun went off on the 40th anniversary of the Kona World Championships.  The soreness has almost completed faded and the Ironman shuffle gone, however the strength and power gained from the day remains.  Last year I left the Island proud but disappointed and burning for redemption.  This year I left just as proud, probably more, full of strength and passion, and yearning for more.

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Kayla Bowker
October in Triathlon: Championship Season

Just like that it is October, championship month for those in the Ironnman (or full 140.6) distance world of triathlon. Athletes are making their way to the Island and my Instagram is blowing up with photos and stories of everyone landing in Kona. It is a wonderfully charged time full of tension, anxiety, anticipation, and adrenaline.

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