Thu, 10 December 2015
The holiday season can actually be a depressive time of year for some—whether family stirs up anxiety or it’s the anniversary of someone’s passing—so often we want to mask the pain or uncomfortable feelings in some way. Kari Gormley and beloved, repeat guest Ellen Rohr dive deep into the topic of addiction. Ellen describes how there can be a fine line between addiction and obsession and how running can become a potentially dangerous addiction. But she suggests that by managing our body chemistry through what we eat and through running, we can take a healthier approach to holiday stressors. Runner of the Week, Jason Pina recaps his 2015 Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Ragnar Relay experiences, as well as why he always goes to bed at 9 p.m. And last but not least, Serena Marie, RD dissects Kari’s protein powder picks.
Energetic and light-hearted Ellen Rohr joins TRLS once again (from Episodes 89 and 90) to chat with Kari about a topic near and dear to her heart—addiction and sobriety.
The Runner of the Week segment is sponsored by Sport Suds, which is a detergent that doesn’t test on animals and is septic safe, in addition to a whole lot of other great things. As a listener of TRLS, you can receive a 25% discount at checkout at www.sportsuds.com when you use the code RUNLIFE.
Runner of the Week: Jason Pina
This week’s Runner of the Week is Jason Pina, who first appeared on TRLS about a year ago. Kari originally met Jason in Chicago, and she also cheered him on during the 2015 Boston Marathon.
Mike Clarke, founder of the very first Big Beach Marathon and Half Marathon in Gulf Shores, AL (on January 31, 2016) lets listeners in on the secret of where all the fun’s at! The race starts and finishes at “the entertainment and dining epicenter of Gulf Shores”—The Hangout (http://thehangout.com). This restaurant prides itself on its super fresh shrimp, oysters, and local fare. It has multiple outdoor stages, several bars, it’s the location of packet pickup, vendors will be available for all of your last-minute race needs, and much more.
Don’t miss out on your exclusive 15% discount when you enter RUNLIFE during checkout at http://bigbeachmarathon.com/register/. Mike is offering a chance to win a weekend stay right next door within walking distance to the start/finish of the event at the Brett/Robinson Phoenix All Suites condos if you register for the race in December.
Serena Marie, RD
On this week’s episode, Serena Marie, RD, dissects protein powders to add to smoothies and non-dairy drinks:
To learn the 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle, please head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join and check them out.
Next week, Kari will recap the Jeff Galloway Race Weekend in Atlanta, GA on December 12, 2015. Kari plans to “run with her heart,” attend the expo to meet up with TRLS listeners, and interview half marathoner at the finish line. Kari will also talk with Jeff Zidell—a runner who came to running later in life—who is a Boston Marathon qualifier that combines running with business travel.
Namaste TRLS brothers and sisters!