This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, date changes for the Tough Guy & Gal in Auckland, and late addition of the Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge which is on this Sunday.
The Running Calendar websites use Google Maps to show the location of events. Google is making some major changes to billing and use of their maps service effective 11 June, making it unfeasable to continue to use the maps as I currently do. Find out more about what's going to change here.
Inside the mind of a perfectionist
New Zealand athletics representative Rosa Flanagan talks about how her running mindset began to override her and she became obsessive with running, fitness and food. She tells her story here, in the hope that it will help other young female athletes understand the importance of making your own health and wellbeing a priority above your athletic performance.
Are you getting enough rest?
Intense daily exercise can be dangerous and detrimental to achieving your goal and usually it's better to train smarter, not harder. Not only does training smarter give your body much needed rest, it reduces the chances of injury. Find out more in this blog post at Beyond Fitness.
4 secrets to balance work, life, and running
Social Media star Michele King Gonzales shares her tips to balance work, family life and running in this article at Runners World. The tips include sticking to a routine, prepping to save time, recover correctly and celebrating imperfection.
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To find out what's been recently updated, check the recent updates page regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates (see below) such as date changes, cancellations, or late additions to the calendar. And check out the full calendar of upcoming events.
- The Auckland Tough Guy & Gal dates have moved from June/July to August due to construction work on the surrounding netball courts, with the secondary school events now on 23/24 August, adult events now on 25/26 August and junior events now on 27/28 August
- Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge on 20 May (this Sunday)
Have a great running week!