Sports Psychology Expert Dr Justin Ross Managing Excitement at Boston Marathon

Managing Race Week Excitement/Anxiety – Boston Marathon Edition

IT’S BOSTON MARATHON WEEK! I can hardly believe that it’s upon us. A lot of people (including myself) have dedicated countless hours training, working extremely hard to earn the right to toe the line at the Boston Marathon. For many, this is a once in a lifetime achievement. Performing well at the Boston Marathon will require[…]

Sports Psychology Denver, Dr Justin Ross

High Performance Mental Skills Training

High Performance Mental Skills Training You’ve seen the scenario play out before: You start something athletic-related—a training program, a tempo session on the track, a self-care practice like foam rolling, your target race—and you are gung ho. You are confident you will NAIL IT this time. Then, an obstacle hits. The flu invades your house,[…]

Mental Toughness and A Missing Cat

What I Learned About Mental Toughness From My Missing Cat

Preface: I never imagined I’d be writing a blog post about my cat. But here I am, and here we go. On Wednesday, February 22 our beloved  13-year-old cat, Aspen went missing. This was most unusual for several reasons. First, she’s an indoor cat only who’s spent maybe a total of 3 hours of her[…]