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Runified Podcast

Nov 21, 2018

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:

  • Becoming a runner late in life after being overweight, a smoker and an alcoholic
  • Using long distance running as therapy for depression and anxiety
  • His nonprofit called depression2extinction that is working towards eliminating the stigma of depression using Movement, Mindfulness and Human Connection
  • His motto of “relentless forward progress”
  • Planning for his Ultra 50 Expedition in 2018, which will be 50 days consecutive running an ultra marathon in all 50 states
  • Challenges of trying a new distance or something different, his Be Real Check-in


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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