Ken Bereski currently hails from Florida. He’s 38 years old and loves to run, travel and being a Boston College fan, Go Eagles! We talk with Ken about:
Jeff Jackson, AKA Coach JJ, lives in Austin, Texas. He’s 47 years old, is a husband, a father to four, an experienced entrepreneur, newly minted nonprofit founder and a recovering alcoholic, and prescription pill addict. We talk with JJ about:
Jonathan Darling lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. He’s a husband of nine years, a father to two daughters, a national account manager, and a fitness and leadership enthusiast. We talk with Jonathan about:
Duncan Skelton lives in the United Kingdom, is 47 years old, has a partner of 20 years and two rescue cats, and has been an avid rock climber since he finished university. We talk with Duncan about:
Fitz Koehler lives in Gainesville, FL, is a mother to two children, a dog mom, a race announcer, and has been teaching fitness since she was a teenager. We talk with Fitz about:
Sanjay Rawal currently lives out of a suitcase and calls in from Chicago, IL. We talk with Sanjay about:
Sabrina Lopez lives in California, is 27 years old and a sister of three, has a twin sister, and is a behavioral therapist. We talk with Sabrina about:
Brian Frazier lives in Chicago, IL. He’s a husband, a father to four children, and is the operations director for Team World Vision. We talk with Brian about:
Cynthia Arnold lives in Polson, Montana. She’s a wife, a stay-at-home mom to three children, and also has a home business. We talk with Cynthia about:
Victoria Phillippi is the owner of Run4PRs Coaching. Since 2013 Victoria has helped hundreds of runners set PRs in 1 mile-100 mile distances. We catch up with Victoria since we talked with her back on episode 22 of the Runified Podcast and address running questions including:
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Sean O’Connor lives in Harmony Township, New Jersey. He’s a husband, a father to three beautiful children, and is an underwriter at an insurance company. We continue our conversation from the previous episode and talk with Sean about:
Sean O’Connor lives in Harmony Township, New Jersey. He’s a husband, a father to three beautiful children, and is an underwriter at an insurance company. We talk with Sean about:
Paul Terranova lives in Austin, TX, is Meredith Terranova’s husband, a dog lover, and works for the City of Austin. We continue our conversation from the previous episode and talk with Paul about:
Paul Terranova lives in Austin, TX, is Meredith Terranova’s husband, a dog lover, and works for the City of Austin. We talk with Paul about:
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Kelly Vigil lives in Northern Virginia, is a wife, works full-time, is a mom to a 13-month-old girl and has a little boy on the way. We talk with Kelly about:
Noelle Lovoi lives in Spokane, Washington, is a wife, and a busy stay at home mom to two young boys. We talk with Noelle about:
Kim “Rooster” Rossiter lives in Virginia Beach, is a husband and father, an active duty United States Marine and President of Ainsley’s Angels. We talk with Rooster about:
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Mona Langenberg lives in St. Louis, is 36 years old, and is married with three children. We talk with Mona about:
Natalie Dau lives in Singapore and is originally from Australia, is 46 years old, and has a nine-year-old daughter. We talk with Natalie about:
Rachel Davis is from Birmingham, Alabama, is 27 years old, married and has a cat named Toblerone. We talk with Rachel about:
David Goodstein is from Austin, Texas, is 57 years old and a proud father of three children. We talk with David about:
Robert Gonzalez lives in San Antonio, in a nurse, and is a proud father. We talk with Robert about:
Kelly Anderson is from McKinney, Texas, is 36, a wife, and a mom to three children. We talk with Kelly about how she started running 12 years ago to lose weight and to regain a healthy lifestyle after having her first child. She also shares how running became a passion of hers and how it served as an outlet as a new mom, gaining energy and feeling good about herself. We talk about some of her race experiences, including relays, marathons, half marathons, 5Ks and 10Ks. Kelly spends time talking about an amazing story regarding the Chicago Marathon in 2015, reminding her that she runs to connect with other people and for the experience. We also chat about being a supportive spouse or partner, teaching children life values through running, a rough year in her life, and recent program that has helped her improve her nutrition, fitness, emotional and spiritual well being. Kelly closes by sharing how she desires to train for triathlons, to be more energetic and present, and to develop and share a clear and powerful message to encourage others.
Brett Rein currently lives in Durango, CO, is 28 years old, and is a substitute teacher and ski instructor. Although Brett has always been an athlete, including playing hockey and rugby, it wasn’t until college that he started running. Brett’s appreciation for running started when a buddy of his started training for the Navy SEALs, in which they would trail run for hours. During graduate school, he read the book The Last Lecture which inspired him to think about his own goals in life and he ended up signing up for the Death Race by Peak Races in 2014. Brett tells us about training for the Death Race, a race of unknowns and various events, including chopping wood, making a fire, hiking, four hours of ballet, and running up mountains. He also shares how he went from being tied for second place in that race to waking up in the hospital. Brett redeemed himself at his second Death Race and speaks about learning from failure. We also learn about Brett’s travels and other endurance races, including an attempt to swim across Lake Tahoe, running up a volcano, meditating for ten days, and paddle boarding hundreds of miles. Brett is currently training for the Bigfoot 200, a 206.5 mile ultramarathon. While training for this race Brett is undertaking a mental health awareness project called Miles From Ordinary in which he is helping people share their stories regarding mental health. Brett loves the community he has surrounded himself including The Endurance Society, as well as sponsors such as The Ultra House, SaunaSpace, and Garden of Life. Brett was introduced to the Runified podcast by Sasha Wolff, founder of Still I Run, who was on episode 28 of our podcast. Brett hopes to work with Sasha to raise awareness for mental health together.
Jon Towey is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is 39, married with three kids, and has been a stay at home dad for 10 years. We talk with Jon about how observing a picture of himself later in life made him realize he needed to lead a more healthy lifestyle. Also, as a young adult, Jon was in a dark place, leading to a drinking problem. He shares his story and how becoming a runner helped turn around his life through recovery from addiction. Specifically, we talk about the importance of the running community, not worrying about what you cannot control, and setting goals. Jon tells stories from a few of the six marathons and other races he has finished as well as lessons he has learned, including prioritization of things in life, not sweating the small stuff, enjoying the adventure, and focusing on things you can control in life and running.