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The Runified Podcast is where we come together and talk with runners about their stories. We believe that anyone who runs is a runner, no matter the pace or distance. We also believe that runners are more than just runners. With these beliefs, the Runified Podcast will tell stories about what makes runners who they are, beyond the training and racing. Our hope is that these stories will change the way runners of all abilities think about running, and motivate you to live your own story with endurance, strength, and joy.
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Jun 20, 2018

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:

  • How she started running to lose weight after having her first son
  • Running through her second pregnancy and training for a Boston Marathon qualifier while pushing a double stroller
  • Training for and Running the Boston Marathon in 2018
  • The amazing running community in Spokane, WA, including Moms Run this Town, and how the running community has inspired and empowered her
  • A funny story about how her husband took his first run with her and how they now fit running into their family routine
  • The logistics of running with multiple kids and seeing them learn to love running themselves

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Noelle’s Blog Running With Bubbas, Instagram @runningwithbubbas

Jun 6, 2018

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:

  • Becoming a runner because of the joy it brought his daughter Ainsley.
  • The national non-profit that he started, Ainsley’s Angels, which exists to ensure that everyone can experience endurance events.
  • The lessons Ainsley taught him and the 100 races she completed, including everything from 5Ks to marathons.
  • Amazing stories about those participating in running races with Ainsley’s Angels.
  • How Ainsley’s Angels continues to grow and how you can get involved as a runner and beyond.
  • How Ainsley’s older sister, Briley, ran with her and wrote a children’s book called Born an Angel.
  • How his experience in the Marine Corps is intertwined with his life and Ainsley’s Angels.
  • His motto of “together we shall”.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Ainsley’s Angels Website, YouTube Channel, Facebook, Instagram @ainsleys_angels, Twitter

Born an Angel Children’s Book

 

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May 23, 2018

Mona Langenberg lives in St. Louis, is 36 years old, and is married with three children. We talk with Mona about:

  • How running now permeates all part of her life.
  • Running in college and how a handwritten letter set her career in the running industry in motion.
  • The things that make us the best runners are often the things that challenge us.
  • GO! St. Louis, a local nonprofit that produces fives races and youth programs
  • Leadership qualities and strategies.
  • Behinds the scenes stories from producing running events.
  • Being flexible in life and doing the best she can.
  • Opportunities and challenges in the running industry and how we’re all better together.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

GO! St. Louis Website, Instagram @gostlouis, Facebook

May 9, 2018

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:

  • The unique aspects of running in Asia, including encounters with wild animals
  • Reciprocal inspiration from/with her daughter and being a Reebok sponsored athlete
  • Her desire of keeping her exercise goals and endeavors fresh and staying challenged, including competing in running, obstacle course racing, CrossFit, and most recently track and field
  • Winning a Spartan Race and her love of beating youngsters to the finish line
  • Running as part of her daily routine, helping her decrease stress and promote positive mental health
  • Launching her own health and fitness app as well as organizing a retreat in Bali
  • How she loves encouraging people to be healthy and fit, as well as her desire to make fitness accessible and fun for all

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Natalie’s Website, Instagram @rockstararms, Twitter, Facebook

May 2, 2018

Rachel Davis is from Birmingham, Alabama, is 27 years old, married and has a cat named Toblerone. We talk with Rachel about:

  • Pursuing her PhD in nutrition
  • How she started running in middle school and why she fell in love with track and field, mainly the 400m hurdles, 4x400m and 800m
  • Why after running competitively in college she switched to trail running and distance running
  • Her first marathon, the 2016 Air Force Marathon, and how she won first place and qualified for the Boston Marathon with a 2:58
  • The Boston Marathon in 2017 and 2018, running a 2:48 and a 2:56 respectively
  • How injury and stress can affect us as runners, as well learning to let go of expectations
  • Misconceptions about nutrition and running
  • Her goals of qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials Marathon
  • Focusing on why you do what you do, well-rounded nutrition and enjoying the process

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Rachel’s Website, Instagram @dr.davisruns26.2

Apr 18, 2018

David Goodstein is from Austin, Texas, is 57 years old and a proud father of three children. We talk with David about:

  • Becoming a runner late in life and enjoying the community and fun that comes with it
  • Running 20 marathons, including the Boston Marathon four times
  • Having passion for what you do in life
  • His new book, A Runner’s Guide to Finishing First in Business: Nuggets of Wisdom from an On-Demand CFO
  • Comparing the stages of running and running a business
  • Running and business data, including key performance indicators
  • International travel and races

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

David’s Website, for a copy of David’s book, email him: dgoodcfo@davidgoodstein.net

Apr 11, 2018

Robert Gonzalez lives in San Antonio, in a nurse, and is a proud father. We talk with Robert about:

  • How he started running to lose weight
  • That he did his first half marathon in El Paso, TX since he wanted to do something to challenge himself, and that it was a suffer fest
  • The lessons he has learned through running, including respecting the distance and challenge of any race, and that you get what you put in
  • Why he runs, which is to show his sister who recently lost her battle with cancer, that anything is possible
  • The significance behind cutting his hair before every race
  • His quest to qualify for and to run the Boston Marathon for his sister
  • Setting goals and doing things that scare you
  • Parenthood and setting a good example for our children, including stroller running
  • How running influences and impacts his career as a nurse
  • 5K versus the marathon and ultramarathons

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Robert Gonzalez Facebook, Instagram @byby30

Apr 4, 2018

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.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Kelly’s Instagram @redheadontherun_1, Blog, Facebook

Mar 28, 2018

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.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Brett’s Facebook, Instagram @milesfromordinary_, Still I Run’s Website

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 playgoodr.com for a special Runified discount and to help support Runified and our running podcast!

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Jon Towey’s Instagram @run4serenity

Mar 7, 2018

Kelly Collins is from Southern California and was raised in an active family with her older sister Lauren Collins, our guest from episode 89. After playing soccer for most of her childhood, Kelly started running track and field in sixth grade and became more and more involved in running as she found that she could control her effort and affect the outcomes in her running. Kelly ran track and field throughout college and her strong work ethic helped her in a competitive sales career. We talk with Kelly about sports modeling, her motivation to keep running, and her desire to start a business called SISSFiT with her sister Lauren, in which they have designed treadmill interval workouts and strength training guides that are available on their website. Kelly encourages our listeners to find their swagger and to diversify their running routine and training by getting out of their comfort zone.

 

As mentioned in the podcast, Kelly is offering a promotional code for listeners of the Runified Podcast. Use the code “RUNIFIED” (all caps) for 30% off all guides they offer on their SISSFiT treadmill and strength training workout guides, available on their website www.sissfit.com.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

SISSFiT Website, Instagram @siss_fit, Kelly’s Instagram @kellyycollins, SISSFiT Facebook, SISSFiT Twitter

Feb 28, 2018

Lauren Collins is from Orange County, CA, is married with a new son, and loves the beach and being outside with her family. She shares how she hated running while growing up and focused on gymnastics until she started track and field in high school in order to meet new people. She quickly fell in love with running and track and field, leading to an athletic scholarship at UC Irvine. Lauren tells us about barely missing the Olympic trials in 2008 and 2012 for the heptathlon and high jump, respectively, due to injuries. We also talk with Lauren about lessons she learned from being a sports model and a recent business she started with her sister called SISSFiT. Lauren and her sister Kelly have designed treadmill interval workouts and strength training guides that are available on their website. She also shares about her recent pregnancy and first child and how priorities in life have changed. Photo credit: Guzman @lesguzman

 

As mentioned in the podcast, Lauren is offering a promotional code for listeners of the Runified Podcast. Use the code “RUNIFIED” (all caps) for 30% off all guides they offer on their SISSFiT treadmill and strength training workout guides, available on their website www.sissfit.com.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

SISSFiT Website, Instagram @siss_fit, Lauren’s Instagram @lauren_m_collins, SISSFiT Facebook, SISSFiT Twitter

 

Feb 21, 2018

Ryan and Jaime Maher are from St. Louis, Missouri and are busy with two little girls, full-time and part-time jobs, as well as being ultramarathoners. We talk with Jaime and Ryan about how they became runners and how they typically go big or go home, something that has translated into their running. They share how their competitive nature and desire to show their children that you can accomplish big and crazy goals has led them to accomplish some amazing things. Ryan and Jaime share an entertaining story about their first trail run together and an emotional story about Jaime running an amazing race and helping others along the way. The Mahers also talk about a running group they started that has since become the Arch City Run Club, a group where runners of all abilities support and encourage each other. We talk about the importance of the running community and how Ryan and Jaime’s running community has been one of the greatest gifts in their life together.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Arch City Run Club Facebook Page, Ryan Maher IG @archcitychamp, Jaime Maher IG @jaimemarie5, Ryan’s email: ryan@one3sports.com, Jaime’s email: Jaime@one3sports.com

Feb 14, 2018

Kara Lubin is a fourth generation public school teacher from California, a mother to two children, and also maintains a small farm with horses, dogs, and a tortoise named Rachel. We talk with Kara about how Rachel the tortoise is her spirit animal and how she struggled with an unhealthy relationship with running, exercise, and food while growing up. She strives to keep a well balanced and positive outlook on exercise and food as she strives to set an example for her children and others. Kara loves the Born to Run ultra marathons and prides herself in running slow and steady. She shares how she started the 100 Mile Club in 1992 and how her instinct led to developing a program that now reaches over 1.2 million children a year. With the 100 Mile Club, Kara is passionate about using running or other activities to inspire kids, as well as adults, to set a goal, work toward it a little each day, and help others along the way. We talk about a recent partnership 100 Mile Club has with our sponsor Goodr, which has resulted in a beautiful special pair of sunglasses that when purchased, enables two children to benefit from the 100 Mile Club program. Kara also shares about the amazing community of supportive runners she has met, including Chris McDougall, the author of Born to Run.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

100 Mile Club Website, Instagram, Facebook, Run Like a Kid Goodr Sunglasses

The Caballo Blanco Experience Episode 5 - The Kids Race - Video

Feb 7, 2018

This episode is recorded live in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts when host Matt Sorenson joined Jason Savageau for a relaxing run along the Charles River. Jason works as a social security disability attorney and is active in the visually impaired and blindness communities. He started running in 2015 after being fed up with how he felt and has since lost 75 pounds and has run seven half marathons. We talk about how his visual impairment affects him as a runner, the importance and impact of the running community, and the impact the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon affected Jason and the Boston community. Jason shares how he is preparing to train for his first marathon with goals of running the Boston Marathon in 2019. We also talk about donuts and beer, the November Project, Summerville Brewing, the Slumbrew Happy Soles and Achilles International Boston.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Jason’s Instagram @jaypic

Jan 31, 2018

Chewey Lam lives in Denver, Colorado and is a runner with type 1 diabetes as well as a number of other autoimmune conditions. He started running in 2016 and we talk about how he is heavily involved in the community, including being a Colfax Marathon ambassador, and an advocate for diabetes and migraine awareness. Chewey has run for or with a number of communities and groups such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Team JDRF) and Beyond Type 1. In 2017 Chewey completed 138 races and he credits his diabestie (a diabetic’s best friend) for making this logistically possible. Chewey never allows his medical conditions to be an excuse and challenges runners to run their own race, to think outside the box, and to have the courage to change.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Chewey’s Instagram @cheweylam, Chewey’s Blog, Twitter, Beyond Type 1, Team JDRF

Jan 24, 2018

Ben Abell and Stephen Lease live in California and they are a part of the Goodr team. We talked with Ben and Stephen back on episode 4 and wanted to have them back to provide an update on Goodr, tell some stories, and let us know what to expect from Goodr moving forward. Stephen talks about running and training for his first 100-miler and Ben shares about quitting his full-time job as a lawyer. We learn how Goodr has helped the running community, including a partnership with the 100 Mile Club and how they are helping make running more inclusive and accessible by making it more fun, one pair of running sunglasses at a time.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Shop Goodr Sunglasses, Goodr Instagram, Goodr Facebook, 100 Mile Club

 

Jan 17, 2018

Rebecca Luhm lives in North Carolina, is a wife, and a mom to three children. We talk about how her running journey has had many ups and downs throughout life. Even through the hills and the valleys, Rebecca has been consistently running now since the summer of 2014. She shares how she makes running a priority and how she fits it into her busy schedule, often working out at the YMCA. We talk about a couple of the 10 half marathons she has completed, including a significant race this fall, in which she ran for a special cause, the Team Drea Foundation. Rebecca also shares about how her running teaches her kids life lessons, how she started a running group, and why she likes sharing her running story and journey.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Rebecca’s Instagram @ashevillemotherrunner, Team Drea Foundation Website

Jan 10, 2018

Vic Morales is from Iowa and tells the story of how he knew he was meant to run since the 7th grade. For about 30 years Vic has made an effort to not only keep running fun but how it also helped him in a weight loss effort, losing 45 pounds in order to get back to a healthy weight. Vic tells the story of an infection that spread within his body, sidelining him from running for months. He shares details from this unique experience as well as his recovery efforts. We talk with Vic about the strength of the human spirit and he reminds us that it’s ok to ask for help. He also challenges runners of all abilities to know their strengths and weaknesses, to learn from their failures, and to take pride in the fact that they are a runner.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Vic’s Instagram @iowarunner

Jan 3, 2018

On this week's episode, we have Dr. Kyle Longest as our guest. Kyle is a Professor of Sociology, a husband, a father, and an avid runner for the last 5 years. He talks about reaching some of the ultimate highs in a runner's journey, including breaking the 3-hour marathon barrier and honoring his father by fulfilling a lifelong dream of running the Boston Marathon. We also discuss the valleys he's endured from battles with overtraining, pelvic fractures and developing an unhealthy relationship with food, fitness and body image. Through it all Kyle has been able to reflect and gain some truly valuable insights on improving as a runner and being a more complete person. Kyle has recently begun to share these insights through coaching runners, helping them achieve their own goals.

 

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

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Kyle’s Instagram (@coachlongest), Kyle’s Email: coachlongest4@gmail.com, Kyle’s Furman University Webpage

Dec 27, 2017

Eric Snader lives in Austin, TX and is a husband, father, and an aspiring comedian. Although he didn’t appreciate running when he started 20 years ago, in the past five years he has completed six marathons. We talk to Eric about the importance of the running community and how changing up his training method led to him running the race of his life and qualifying for the Boston Marathon at the 2017 California International Marathon. Eric shares his great perspective about the Hansons Marathon Method, nutrition, mental strength, donuts, and challenges our listeners to find a training method that works for them.

 

This episode is hosted by Matt Sorenson and is sponsored by goodr. Use code “runified2017” at playgoodr.com for a special Runified discount and to help support Runified and our running podcast!

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Gilbert’s Gazelles, Hansons Marathon Method Book, Eric’s Facebook

Dec 20, 2017

Ben Davies lives in the United Kingdom and always loves a running adventure. Before he was a runner, Ben took a job at a running store and was embarrassed for not knowing anything about running. He learned more and more about running from the patrons of the store and has since run more than 50 races 26.2 miles or longer. Ben’s love for running and trail running quickly progressed from a half marathon to ultra marathons and he has traveled around the world to take part in races, including finishing nine 100-milers. He shares lessons learned from races he was unable to finish and tells us about memories from his favorite events. Ben also shares how running has helped him with his mental health and advises runners to never shy away from races that might appear to be more challenging. Ben was introduced to the Runified Podcast by Lindsey Brown from episode 71. We also share an update from Iain Nelson who was on episode 66.

 

This episode is hosted by Matt Sorenson and is sponsored by goodr. Use code “runified2017” at playgoodr.com for a special Runified discount and to help support Runified and our running podcast!

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Ben Davies Facebook

Dec 13, 2017

Jacob Puzey lives in Calgary and is first and foremost a husband and a father of five children. We talk to Jacob about running, directing races, parenting, and coaching. Jacob has excelled at a number of distances, from marathon to ultramarathon, and even holds the world record for the fastest 50-mile effort on a treadmill. We talk with Jacob about how the running community has played a critical role in his life, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams and starring in a documentary with his brother, Tommy Rivers. Jacob emphasizes longevity and sustainability in running and is a student of the sport. We learn what makes Jacob an effective running coach and how he and his wife like to give back to the running community. Jacob finishes by telling us about how his company Peak Run Performance is seeking to make running as accessible as possible by providing coaching, nutrition, and others health services to diverse communities speaking different languages.

 

This episode is hosted by Matt Sorenson and is sponsored by goodr. Use code “runified2017” at playgoodr.com for a special Runified discount and to help support Runified and our running podcast!

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Jacob Puzey Blog, Instagram, Twitter, Peak Run Performance Website, Facebook

 

Dec 6, 2017

Melissa Malani is a speech-language pathologist, wife, and mother of three living in Winter Park, Florida. Melissa’s running story has many twists and turns, starting with avoiding running at all costs while growing up. After finishing her PhD in 2012 she unexpected and randomly decided to start running. Melissa’s determination and goal-oriented nature led her to complete many Disney races and a total of 12 marathons. She shares lessons from training and races that everyone can learn from. Melissa also talks about how her interest in the Boston Marathon evolved and how she finally qualified at the 2017 Snickers Marathon. Listeners will be challenged and inspired by Melissa as she encourages runners of all abilities to believe in themselves and to do something every day that puts them closer to their goal.

 

As mentioned in the episode, please submit your “lessons learned” to be included in an upcoming episode! Record the audio of you telling your story in a few minutes and email it to matt@runified.co. This can be as easy as using the Voice Memos application on your iDevices. You can also call our Google Voice line (682) 302-2922 and leave a voice message there. Either way, be sure to include your name and contact information. Email matt@runified.co with any questions.

 

This episode is hosted by Matt Sorenson and is sponsored by goodr. Use code “runified2017” at playgoodr.com for a special Runified discount and to help support Runified and our running podcast!

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Melissa’s Instagram @isamarathoner, Melissa’s Facebook

Nov 29, 2017

Shelly Bush lives in northern Utah and is a mom to two boys, a wife, and works for a local school district. In her youth, Shelly hated to run, avoiding it all costs by participating in sports that didn’t require running. Things changed for Shelly at the age of 35 when she was inspired at the finish line of the St. George Marathon, causing her to start running and change her life. Shelly tells us how her life was turned upside down by bankruptcy and divorce, and how running was a part of the ups and downs of life. Running provided Shelly clarity, strength and endurance in life and running, and she tells us how her running community was an integral part to this. We learn how Shelly’s one and only marathon went and how an active and healthy lifestyle is a priority for her family. Shelly challenges us to put ourselves in situations where we can be inspired, to lose your excuses, and to adapt to life.

 

This episode is hosted by Matt Sorenson and is sponsored by goodr. Use code “runified2017” at playgoodr.com for a special Runified discount and to help support Runified and our running podcast!

 

Runified’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Shelly’s Instagram @shellyluv2run

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