The Flourishing Experiment

Vicki Huber Rudawsky, a 2-time track Olympian shares with us how she used visualization skills, cleaning up her diet, sleeping more, listening to her body and two run in the 88 and 96 Olympics. What’s especially inspiring about Vicki’s story is she had a young child at home when she qualified for the 96 Olympics. We specifically discuss:

  • How she overcame injuries
  • Raising a child as a single parent and training for the Olympics
  • How she has evolved as a runner through the years
  • How her husband has really helped her stay healthy as an athlete
  • The cross training Vicki participates in
  • How much both of us like our ElliptiGo
  • Vicki’s words of wisdom for runners

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Our Runner of the Week is Marty Beene, who is a USTA Track and Field coach. Marty LOVES to run races, just LOVES to run races. He shares what are the three common mistake most runners (himself included) make, and his thoughts about how to keep on running. Marty, at 53 just ran his fastest 5K and 10K since 2001, and doesn’t have any aches and pains. When asked if Marty was going to run another marathon, he enthusiastically said, “Absolutely Not!”. He’s interested in running races every week because of the joy of racing. Every body is different. :-)

Serena Marie, RD, and I hang out and talk and laugh about how our nutrition has evolved. We share the food we were brought up on and how it’s different from what we eat today. Serena talks about the one food that drives her nuts, and I talk about who growing up I thought healthy food was for the really “weird” people. We definitely had some laughs during this conversation, but then again, we usually do. What Serena discovered from her own experience led her to research further and to counsel her patients in a different way. Let’s just say, as you know, Serena and I are on the same page about recommending a nutrient dense, anti inflammatory diet.

Vicki Huber Rudawsky:
Facebook: /vicki.rudawsky

Marty Beene:
Facebook: /BeTheRunner
Twitter: /betherunner

Serena Marie, RD:
Facebook: /SerenaMarieRD
Twitter: @SerenaMarieRD
Instagram: SerenaMarieRD

Direct download: vikki-huber-rudowsky2-7-2015.mp3
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