Joining a running group is a great way to build your network

When I think about networking I think about people standing around awkwardly (ok, I'm the only one being awkward, everyone else is relaxed and at ease) wearing "Hello, my name is..." tags schmoozing and trying desperately to move their careers forward.  I believe that this is a circle of hell that even Dante couldn't imagine.  

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Treat yourself like you would treat your friend

Kathy Mukhopadhyay

Last month I started pondering how to make the decision about when to be tough and power through and when to give up.  If you spend much time online seeing "fitspiration" then you see the constant message of how noble it is to persevere and not give up.  I could go into the damaging aspects of this, but this article covers that quite well.  I could also go into the specifics of when to rest and when to run, but I did find some guidelines from Runner's World to help with specifics.  There are also plenty of articles with advice about how much pain you should endure when you have an injury. The thing is that with all this information in the end you still have to make the decision about how tough to be yourself.

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