WholeRunner: Flow Is the Runner’s High

WholeRunner: Flow Is the Runner’s High

by Louis Cinquino Fill in the blank: _______ is a state of performance where a person becomes totally absorbed in and engaged by an activity. If you happen to be Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, renowned psychologist and author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience,...
WholeRunner: Don’t Run. Play.

WholeRunner: Don’t Run. Play.

by Louis Cinquino Every once in a while, I am called in for a critical and rewarding assignment: babysitting my granddaughter. We snack, bounce balls, handle toys, read books, climb steps, and jump on the couch or trampoline. But much of our time is spent doing one...
WholeRunner: Why We Run

WholeRunner: Why We Run

by Louis Cinquino The ways in which we decide to use our time and energy represent the most significant choices we make in our lives. No one can see our intentions—they only see what we do. In fact, we see ourselves the same way. As we observe what we are actually...
WholeRunner: Run Into Your VIA Character Strengths

WholeRunner: Run Into Your VIA Character Strengths

by Louis Cinquino The WholeRunner approach isn’t sports psychology. That field is primarily focused on competition: how the mind can make you a better athlete, a faster runner. This is not our primary goal. WholeRunner flips the script. We spend our time on exploring...
WholeRunner: Reinvent Your Running Log with SPIRE

WholeRunner: Reinvent Your Running Log with SPIRE

by Louis Cinquino In most of my solo running, I like to mix things up. I rarely know exactly where I’m going to run when I head out the door. I have a time or general location in mind and just go where my interest seems to take me. It shocks many of my running friends...