Running on Envy || Jealous runner?

Jealousy… ever been jealous, or even envious of another runner? It is one of those topics the more you spend more time on it, you realize this is deep, whow, it somehow goes right down and before you know it its shaking you up….

My name is Heiko…. A question that often comes to mind is… Good and bad jealousy… how much jealousy is good and how much unhealthy. Especially… In our sport of running…

Hey thanks for joining me on today’s podcast, if you are a first-time listener thank you for your time, and trust… yes it has something to do with trust… your time your attention. To all those regular listeners, hey welcome back.

Now tell me you ever been jealous of another runner. Why am I asking that question? Well listen it is just you and me here, so this is the moment to be honest with yourself… and jealous means or the definition of jealousy

hostile toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage:

ENVIOUS. His success made his old friendsjealous.

They werejealousof his success.

intolerant of rivalry or unfaithfulnessjealousof the slightest interference in household management— Havelock Ellis

disposed to suspect rivalry

Uuuuuh today we are diving in deep in this mental training for runners.

Before you say no and go and listen to some other podcast with 4-minute ads, cursing and another ad for a sports drink you won’t enjoy anyway… stay here. And think. Even if your first NO was very convincing.

Have you never ever … or no… hang on maybe you know someone who runs, less miles than you, slower pace than you, has half the medals, only two runners t shirts, you have at least 20, BUT talkative Telly manages to woooh the crowd with his tales of running. And everyone hangs on his lips in admiration of his amazing running adventures. And you are like thinking hang on, I run much further than that. Or I complete that distance in half the time… and booom there it is. Jealousy. Case closed.

Or is there someone in your club you train together, you run together, but secretly you are racing the other runner. He or she doesn’t know it, but you do. Booom jealousy.

Envy neid painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage

Sensation, attitude in which someone does not grant another success or possession or wants to own the same.

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