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Runified Podcast

Mar 21, 2018

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.


This episode is hosted by Matt Sorenson and is sponsored by goodr. Use code “runified2018” at for a special Runified discount and to help support Runified and our running podcast!


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Emily Towey
a year and a half ago

First listen to this podcast to hear my husband but loved it and loved the format! Jon you did great and it's really admirable that you shared personal things in an effort to help other runners and those in recovery. Matt, great job moderating and leading the conversation. Looking forward to future podcasts :-)