Do you ever look at other runners, in person or on social media, and think “they are so much faster than me” or “they are real runners, not me”? Well, you’re not alone and unfortunately this mindset can prevent you from enjoying everything running can be. Well, Erin Azar is on the podcast today to… Help you overcome these negative thoughts and develop a stronger mindset Document her journey as a new runner and what helped her get feel like a “real runner” How to get over comparing yourself to other runners on social media and their seemingly perfect running accounts. Win a FREE Copy of the Easy Running Plans book written by Coach Jeff! What I love about Erin is that she is everything that a real runner really is. So many people who are starting off say, oh I’m not a real runner because I’m not fast or skinny or experienced. Erin is changing all of that and to be honest, she’s the only running account that I want to follow right now. I know you are going to love her as much as I do no matter what kind of runner you are. CONNECT, COMMENT, & COMMUNITY: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! A great FREE way to support the show! Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community RunnersConnect Facebook page Follow Erin on Instagram Follow Erin on TikTok This week’s show brought to you by… LMNT When coaching endurance runners of all levels to be their best, I always emphasize the need for proper hydration with the right balance of electrolytes. Most athletes I’ve coached are surprised to learn that their sodium needs are actually much higher than they expected and it’s been hurting their performance. Part of the reason athletes need much more sodium than they think is not just because they lose electrolytes through their sweat, but also because athletes tend to eat very healthy diets. They’ve been told that salt is a bad thing in food and frequently don’t get enough for their lifestyle. Much of the science of sodium is based on people who eat highly processed diets which also are very low in potassium. It could actually be the low potassium levels causing the issues that sodium has been blamed for! What is clear is that both sodium and potassium at the proper levels are essential for high performance (and for life in general!). That's why we partnered with LMNT to offer a free sample pack of their electrolyte mix. Head to drinklmnt.com/runnersconnect to get yours now. The Sample Pack includes 8 packets of LMNT (2 citrus, 2 raspberry, 2 orange, and 2 raw unflavored).