About five years ago, I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw that a friend had become a Running Coach™. I absolutely loathed my job at the time, and after applying and subsequently getting rejected for dozens of new jobs, I decided that I was up for a similar career change. I knew right then that I was going to become a full-time blogger AND coach. If this friend can be a coach, I can, too! I looked up the certification she had and found that it only took one weekend of classes and a couple hundred dollars. I absolutely didn’t have the money, but it was an investment in my future, amirite?
Every day I scroll through the ‘gram and find hundreds of bios that state, “I’m a runner AND a Certified Running Coach!” It appears that literally everybody is a coach of some sort these days. I’m going to tell you the hard truth… Not every runner makes a good coach. Whether they are fast, slow, professional, or not, their running performance does not correlate with their coaching performance. Read more >>