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The sad truth is that most resolutions are abandoned by mid-January. Even by well-intentioned, highly disciplined runners.

There is a better way.

Welcome to the Planted Runner. I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

In today’s episode, we’ll explore:

  • why most New Year's resolutions fail
  • why January 1st is a bad start date for most people
  • and, what to do instead to create lasting change that you can happily stick to.

So before you set a whole bunch of new goals for the next year, take a listen.

Now if one of your goals is to run a spring marathon or half marathon, January is the time to start. If you’re pretty DIY but still want the most through custom training plan you can buy, I’ve got you covered. Or if you want the best plan combined with coaching and a fun community, my PR Team is a perfect fit. Let me help you run your best season yet! Head to for all the details and sign up today.

If you need more help, you can order my book The Planted Runner: Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition wherever you get books or request a copy from your local library. 

➡️Or you can enter to win a copy for free, just by writing an Apple Podcasts review. I choose a new winner every month.

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another Mental Strength Minute. Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


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