We hope you enjoyed last week's premiere issue, and think we've got some interesting things to share this week.
I've done a lot of reading about growth versus fixed mindsets, and how the ideas can relate to runners and running. We've included a link to a blog post I wrote earlier this week, as well as to an inspiring video. Spoiler alert: the video is not directly about running, but has everything to do with having a growth mindset.
We'd also like to highlight one of the programs we've started up and are very excited about: TLR's KidStart Running Clubs. This week we're working with a school that already had an active running club, seeing how we can support and augment their activity, and a school that is starting one from scratch with our help. The kids range widely in age, from kindergarten students who walk and skip their way through nearly a mile to 6th graders who really attack a 2.5 mile run.
Again, this slight strategic pivot toward younger kids gives us an immediate opportunity to make a difference as well as develop a great community of future mentees (and ultimately, mentors.)
As always, we've included articles and links that we hope you can use and enjoy.
Tricks can sometimes take forever and seem impossible to land. For Christian Flores it was a laser flip down a triple set. It took him 20+ missions over 2 years to finally roll away from it. Christian recounts what it physically and mentally took for him to land the hardest trick he has ever done.