Thu, 31 December 2015
Podcaster and author Jeff Sanders tells us how you can get your day off to a great start, Runner of the Week, Becky Fedora Clayton chats about her first marathon experience and how to fit training into a busy lifestyle, and Serena Marie, MD talks about how to squeeze Vitamin A into your diet to combat dry skin.
Thu, 24 December 2015
Jim and Cheryl Brown talk about middle-aged running, running after hip resurfacing surgery, and their running evolution. The Browns gave Kari the gift of running in 2011, and they’re sure to inspire you too. Jim, the featured Runner of the Week, offers advice for new runners. Mike Clarke pops in to chat about Can’d Aid and Operation ReConnect, and Serena Marie, RD, talks about carageenan (red seaweed).
Jim and Cheryl Brown
Runner of the Week
This week’s Runner of the Week is sponsored by Sports Suds. Are your clothes sweaty and stinky? Give yourself or a loved one the gift of Sports Suds, which is a laundry detergent that has no perfumes or dyes, is safe for septic systems, and gets clothes totally clean. Get a 25% discount at www.sportssuds.com by entering code RUNLIFE at checkout.
Mike Clarke discusses the two charities that the Big Beach Marathon supports.
Friendly reminder, as a listener of The Running Lifestyle Show, you’ll receive a 15% discount when you use code “Runlife” at checkout when you register for the Big Beach Marathon.
Serena Marie, RD
As a gift to you, head over to TRLS’ website to snag the 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle.
Next week, Jeff Sanders, author of January’s Book Club book—The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast, talks about some of his top tips and tricks, and Runner of the Week, Becky Fedora Clayton, chats about her first marathon experience. Serena Marie, RD will address what to do about dry hands.
Here at The Running Lifestyle Show, we know that time is precious, so we’re honored that you choose to spend time with us! Always remember that running is a gift. Happy holidays!
Jim & Cheryl Brown:
Thu, 17 December 2015
On this week’s episode, Kari interviews Jeff Zidell, Senior Vice President at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, father of two teenage daughters, and Chicago lover (the city, not the play!). He chats with Kari about the Chicago Area Runners Association, what he thinks about pace groups, and about his BQ experience. Also, find out why Serena is happy about being injured and why Kari and Serena are so excited to try Sparkle Skirts. Runner of the Week, who happens to be the one and only Jeff Zidell, stops by again to discuss his second marathon in four weeks’ time and how running with a different pace group affected his race experience.
Jeff Zidell — Part I
Runner of the Week: Jeff Zidell — Part II
This week’s Runner of the Week is Jeff Zidell, who is a six-time marathoner, excellent pacer, and BQer extraordinaire.
Serena Marie, RD
Sports Suds sponsors the Runner of the Week segment this week. Sports Suds is a detergent that isn’t tested on animals, is safe for your septic system, and makes your clothes squeaky clean. You can earn 25% off your purchase at checkout by going to
Next week, Kari interviews husband and wife team, Jim and Cheryl Brown (from Episode 39 and Episode 50), who are former injured runners who adopted TRLS’ top recommendations and are now enjoying running again. It’s the perfect Christmas Eve episode, since Cheryl and Jim gave Kari the gift of running!
To learn the 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle, head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join and check them out.
Namaste TRLS brothers and sisters!
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!
Thu, 3 December 2015
Kari Gormley and Serena Marie, RD run through their 2015 holiday gift-giving top picks for runners, including clothing, shoes, recovery products, running equipment, books, stocking stuffers, and more. Runner of the Week, Jennifer Lockram, chats about her work-life-running balance and how to add distance to your runs. Founder Mike Clarke of the Big Beach Marathon and Half Marathon in Gulf Shores, AL offers travel tips to the race and gives some must-have information about entering a giveaway for beachfront accommodations for the big day. Finally, Serena Marie, RD dishes about what type of chocolate to choose to zap your sugar cravings this holiday season.
[Show notes are courtesy of Becky Fedora Clayton.]
TRLS 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Runners
Above all, the best gift is your time, attention, and presence.
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 code RUNLIFE.
Runner of the Week: Jennifer Lockram
This week’s Runner of the Week is a busy mom of three boys, wife, part-time worker, and Boston-qualifier whom Kari originally met at the Boston Marathon.
Founder Mike Clarke of the first-ever Big Beach Marathon and Half Marathon in Gulf Shores, AL on January 31, 2016 explains how easy it is to travel to the Yellowhammer state. Don’t forget to snag your 15% discount when you enter RUNLIFE during checkout at BigBeachMarathon.com/register/:
Mike also shares some breaking news with TRLS that you won’t want to miss! (Hint: It involves beachfront accommodations within walking distance of the race. Everyone who registers for the race in December is eligible to win a drawing!)
Serena Marie, RD
Don’t forget to discover the 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle, so head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join and check them out.
Next week, Kari brings back the amazing Ellen Rohr to talk about addiction. In an upcoming episode, Kari will also talk about Jeff Galloway’s Race Weekend December 11–13, which includes Barb’s 5K (which Kari is running), a half marathon, and a Fit Kids Run in Atlanta, GA. Kari will be interviewing people after they cross the finish line.
Namaste TRLS brothers and sisters!
Thu, 26 November 2015
Kathrine Switzer, at the NYC Marathon, and Jeff Galloway each come on the show to discuss the gift of running. Kathrine discusses how running can help you be creative and to use running for your mind. Jeff Galloway congratulates me on the Philadelphia Marathon and tells me how to maintain my fitness. My friends Meaghan Nana-Sinkam and Becky Kotsifas ask me all about the race as an experience, rather than as a place to try to PR. Serena Marie, RD, shares when to eat full fat and when to choose non fat.
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 the Running Lifestyle Show, you can receive a 25% discount at checkout at www.sportsuds.com when you use the code RUNLIFE.
Meaghan Nana-Sinkam and Becky Kotsifsas
Mike Clarke, Founder of the Inaugural Big Beach Marathon in Gulf Shores, Alabama (side note, you receive a 15% discount when you put in RUNLIFE at checkout at bigbeachmarathon.com/register), discusses the official accommodation of the Big Beach Marathon which is Brett Robinson Vacation Rentals.
Serena Marie, RD
To learn the 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle, please head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join and find out. :-)
Next week we’ll be having a “What to Get A Runner” episode and Serena will discuss the importance and chocolate. Did I just say the importance of chocolate? Yep, tune in next week.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (that is of course if you are celebrating Thanksgiving). When you take a breath in, you are receiving. When you take a breath out, you are giving. Namaste Running Lifestyle Show Brothers and Sisters.
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Mon, 23 November 2015
Kim Stemple, founder of We Finish Together, shares her beautiful message that we are all in this thing called life together so we need to hold each others' hands - even if only virtually. One way to do this is by passing along a medal, which is exactly what Kim’s grassroots group does. Highlights of our chat:
After hearing Kim I'm sure you'll be inspired to want to learn even more about her. Please visit www.wefinishtogether.com and on Facebook at We Finish Together. If you decide to email Kim, PLEASE understand Kim cycles through up and down depending on reaction to chemo dose, so she may not get back to you as quickly as she would like to.
Hunter Clarke-Fields is our Runner of the Week. The Runner of the Week segment is sponsored by Sport Suds, which is a detergent that doesn’t use harsh chemicals or perfumes to clean clothes. As a listener of the Running Lifestyle Show, you can receive a 25% discount at checkout at www.sportsuds.com (hyperlink) when you use the code RUNLIFE.
Jeff Galloway, one of my “ElliptiGo brothers”, and also my coach, heard about Kim and her mission. Jeff is donating medals from the JG 13.1 and Barb’s 5K weekend in Atlanta. Mike Clarke, Founder of Junction 311 Endurance Sports and Race Director for the Inaugural Big Beach Marathon in Gulf Shores, Alabama (side note, you receive a 15% discount when you put in RUNLIFE at checkout at BigBeachMarathon.com/register/), and also a sponsor of the Running Lifestyle Show, will also be donating medals to We Finish Together.
Serena Marie, RD
Thu, 19 November 2015
Dr. Marjorie Dejoie, MD, who happens to have Sickle-cell disease, shares her expertise and enthusiasm around embracing a mind/body/spirit approach to living with Sickle Cell. If you’re looking for motivation to get out there and live YOUR life to the fullest, then you’re in for a treat when you hear Marjorie share her story. Serena Marie, RD, discusses her take on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) findings on red meat and Cancer.
Marjorie will receive Sport Suds Detergent for free. If you want to get the stink out of your clothes and don’t want to use harsh chemicals, then you’ll want to give Sport Suds a try. Head over to www.sportsuds.com, a sponsor of the Running Lifestyle Show, and at checkout use the code RUNLIFE to receive a 25% discount off of your entire order.
Mike Clarke of the Inaugural Big Beach Marathon, being held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, runs by to share the course highlights of the marathon and half marathon. If you’d like to run the Big Beach Marathon or Half Marathon, head over to www.bigbeachmarathon.com (hyperlink) and at checkout use the code “RUNLIFE” to receive a 15% discount.
Our Go-To, Real-Food Dietitian, Serena Marie RD, shares her take regarding the World Health Organization’s study on the connection between meat and cancer.
Looking to find out how you can live the Running Lifestyle? Head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join to find out the 11 Strategies to live a life with the gift of running. You’ll also be on our special email list that periodically offers subscribers special invitations. If you’d like a chance to win a bib for the Jeff Galloway Half Marathon on December 13th or Barb’s 5K on December 12th, then head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join for a chance to win.
Next week will be our special Thanksgiving episode, which will feature for the second year in a row (we have a tradition going on here!), Kathrine Switzer. Please subscribe to the podcast HERE so you’ll automatically receive podcast episodes right to your smart phone. There’s a chance we’ll have a special Monday Mindfulness episode coming up soon which you won’t want to miss. Trust me. :-)
Thu, 12 November 2015
Melanie Curtis, Runar Gundersen, Serena Marie, RD, and I share our experiences of running the NYC Marathon. Jeff Galloway came on and coached me and let’s just say, I did a better job of following his coaching this time. :-) Serena discusses whether or not hot lemon water is good for you and what the research shows.
Runar Gundersen, the unofficial mayor of the New York City Marathon, who is from Norway (which we like to call on the show, No Way Norway), comes back and talks about his 37th straight New York City Marathon.
Serena Marie, RD answers a listener’s question about putting lemon in hot water and whether it's something people should focus on drinking. Serena points out that if you are going to have lemon in your hot water, wait until the water has cooled off a little bit as this allows you to absorb more Vitamin C.
Mike Clarke of the Inaugural Big Beach Marathon to be held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, runs by to share what type of weather you can expect on January 31st, 2016 there. Get this!!!! The average high is 62 degrees and at race start time it is 44 degrees!!!!! Doesn’t that sound awesome? If you’d like to run the Big Beach Marathon or Half Marathon, head over to www.bigbeachmarathon.com and at check out put in the code “RUNLIFE” to receive a 15% discount.
Listeners of the show who are on the email list receive special invitations every once in awhile, and you never know when one will happen. Head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join and you’ll receive the 11 Strategies To Live The Running Lifestyle and receive important updates. Run on!
If you have ever wanted to run a marathon, then now is the time. It's one of those things that you can't put into words unless you do it. And I hope you have the opportunity to run a marathon. There is nothing like the NYC Marathon. It's difficult to express but trust me, it's worth it!
Runar B. Gundersen:
Thu, 5 November 2015
Join my “cousin” Dean Karnazes, “ADHD brother” Peter Shankman, “sister from another mister", Serena Marie, RD, and son William Gormley when we celebrate 100 episodes of The Running Lifestyle Show. We’re doing something different here, and I become (or at least try to be) the one interviewed by Dean Karnazes and Peter Shankman. Serena and I talk about how much joy the podcast has brought into our lives and William shares his running story.
Here’s what goes down on Episode 100:
Eileen Smith Dallabrida wrote an article in Delaware Today Magazine's "302 Health" section about the challenges I have had with post partum depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). You can read more about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and some of the resources that are available to help decrease symptoms of depression HERE.
Our next guest is listener of the week, Peter Shankman.
As a listener of the show, you will receive a 25% discount when you head over to www.sportsuds.com and enter “RunLife” in the shopping cart. I can tell you that after running for over six hours at the NYC Marathon, my clothes, umm, didn’t smell too good. There was no fear that the odor would stick around because I knew Sport Suds could take it out. (Which is good because I LOVE my running skirt - so much so that it's been my garment of choice for four out of the last five marathons I've run.)
Mike Clarke is back on the show sharing with us his extensive experience as a race director. The Big Beach Marathon in Gulf Shores, Alabama definitely sounds like the place to be January 31, 2016 to run a full or half marathon. As a listener of The Running Lifestyle Show, you’ve got connections and will receive 15% off your race registration when you input “RUNLIFE" at checkout.
Serena Marie, RD
It’s been an unbelievable journey to reach episode 100! I've been blessed to welcome so many fascinating and inspiring people into my life thanks to this wonderful medium called podcasting. I am excited to see what happens in the next 100 episodes and how I can connect with you, the listeners of the show.
If you haven’t already discovered the 11 Strategies to Live The Running Lifestyle, please run over HERE and you’ll not only find out how to achieve a lifestyle with the gift of running, you’ll also be on our email list. People on the email list receive access to special invitations. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out. :-)
Thu, 29 October 2015
It was a weekend filled with inspiring runners when Serena Marie, RD, and I went and ran the Chicago Marathon. You’ll hear our chance (or maybe not so chance) interviews over race weekend with top American Male Finisher, Luke Puskedra, Director of the Spirit of the Marathon Movie, Jon Dunham, and Miguel Blancarte, Junior, who was recently featured in Runner’s World. You’ll also hear Serena's and my thoughts after attending the press conference and expo. On the nutrition side, Serena Marie, RD, discusses GMOs and bread. We give an update on Serena’s Ragnar Race, my time with Jeff Galloway and listeners of the Running Lifestyle Show at a podcast meet up at the Marine Corp Marathon, and the upcoming New York City Marathon.
Serena and Kari after the Press Conference
Our Runner of the Week is Miguel. Miguel will be receiving Sport Suds, which will leave his clothes clean and odor-free. As a listener of the show, you will receive a 25% discount when you head over to www.sportsuds.com and enter TRLS in the shopping cart. Sport Suds isn’t just for athletes, it's for everyone, including babies. Many parents are looking for a detergent that is free of bleach, dyes, phosphates, perfumes, and UV whiteners. Sport Suds fits the bill.
Miguel Blancarte Jr.
We like traveling for races, and there is an opportunity to take a trip for an upcoming inaugural race, the Big Beach Marathon in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Sunday, January 31, 2016. You’re going to hear fun facts about this race leading up to Race Weekend. As a TRLS listener, you will receive a 15% discount off of your race entry fee when you use the code, RUNLIFE at www.bigbeachmarathon.com. Big Beach Marathon is a new sponsor here at the Running Lifestyle Show.
Serena Marie, RD
This was quite the fun episode to put together. The interviews highlight the love of running. It doesn’t matter how fast you go - it’s about the joy and people running brings in to your life.
If you’re looking to learn more about how you start or continue living the Running Lifestyle, head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join, and you’ll receive the 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle. You’ll want to be on this special list because some upcoming offers will only be available to the people on the Running Lifestyle Show email list.
Next week is the 100th Episode of the Running Lifestyle Show!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! Time flies when you are having fun!!!! A special guest will be on to interview ME. He has been on many times and is VERY much looking forward to turning the tables and “paying me back” for all of the tough questions I’ve asked him. Let’s just say I told him to “Bring It," and now I'm not sure that was such a great idea. :-)
Miguel Blancarte, Jr.
Thu, 22 October 2015
We’re talking with team members of The Running Lifestyle Show (TRLS) for Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) at the Chicago Marathon. Hear from first-time marathoners, Minh Chien, and Todd Miller, about their respective runs. Liz Whitteberry shares her thoughts about running her first big-city marathon in addition to running with and "coaching" Todd Miller on the course. Serena recaps her exciting race where she did indeed, PR! Our friend and team member, Foti Panagakos, talks about his experience where he, too, PR'd! Coach Jeff Galloway checks in with me, Kari Gormley, and offers advice on recovery and gearing up for the NYC Marathon. Serena discusses her favorite way to celebrate after a marathon, and we even have a product review for Trigger Point.
Find Out the Top 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle HERE.
The top three takeaways from this episode are:
Next week, we’re going behind the scenes of the Chicago Marathon and bringing you inspiring interviews with runners we met during the Marathon weekend. We’re also coming up on 100 episodes!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!! What are some of your favorite episodes? What guests would you like to hear from? Please contact me HERE.
Thu, 15 October 2015
Runar Gundersen has run the NYC Marathon 36 times and is the unofficial mayor of the race, even though he is from Norway. He shares common mistakes and what you can do to avoid them. Serena Marie, RD, busts food myths around bread and canola oil. She shares what upsets her (or you could say ticks her off) when it comes to carbohydrate recommendations for people with Type 2 Diabetes. To find out the top 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle, please click HERE.
Sport Suds is a show sponsor and my go-to detergent to thoroughly clean my clothes and remove any lingering odors. What I especially like about Sport Suds is that it's free of dyes. As a listener of the show, you’ll receive a 25% discount when you head over to Sport Suds and type in the code "RUNLIFE" at check out.
Serena Marie, RD, discusses an article in the September 2015 Oprah magazine issue: Eat Like a Viking.
Top Three Take-Aways from Runar regarding the NYC Marathon:
Top Three Take-Aways from Serena Marie, RD, regarding the Nordic Diet
Serena and I are in the middle of our Fall Marathon Series that has us running the Chicago (completed!), NYC, and Philadelphia Marathons. Want to be part of the fun and run your own Marathon on the installment plan with us while supporting Action for Healthy Kids, Serena, and me, Kari Gormley?
Head over to TheRunningLifestyle.com/my262 and join us. You will receive a certificate of accomplishment and a special Skype call with a special guest and other TRLS teammates to celebrate running 26.2 miles over a six week period (you can do more!!!!). You also are given access to a special Facebook group with your teammates, Serena Marie, RD, and me.
Special welcome to Heather from Ohio, Joan from North Carolina, Helena from New Jersey, Becky from Pennsylvania, Tracy from Florida, Kate from Australia, Kathleen from New York, Elizabeth from New Jersey, Julie from Florida, and Annette from Florida. Come join these lovely people and put your running lifestyle goals out there and make it happen (just like Mariah Carey sings).
Runar B. Gundersen:
Thu, 8 October 2015
Run with Serena Marie, RD, and me at therunninglifestyle.com/my262. Jeff Galloway comes on to discuss my recent 26-mile run and the lessons learned during it. Jeff reveals the times I should use when running in Chicago and specifically, how to run the Galloway Method at the marathon (this may surprise you). We talk about all the tricks the mind plays on a runner when taking on the marathon, for example. Let’s just say I share many of the jitters that are common for marathoners.
Join Serena Marie, RD, and me when we “run” Chicago and eat our way through the neighborhoods. You can even join me for a Ride on the ElliptiGo, one of my favorite tools to live the running lifestyle, and a sponsor of the show. Here's what's going "down."
Returning to Jeff, we cover:
It’s been a pleasure to work with Jeff and get ready for three marathons. Eeek - three marathons!!!! What is going on????!!!!! All I know is that I have done the work, and the only thing I can control now is my mind, and how I decide to dress for the weather. When you think about it, how much can you really control in life???
Do your clothes have a lingering odor? Or perhaps you are allergic to perfumes. Then you’ll want to try Sport Suds, the sponsor of the Runner of the Week. Head over to www.sportsuds.com and put in “RUNLIFE” at checkout to receive a 15% discount.
Wed, 7 October 2015
Serena Marie, RD, and I share all of our tips, tricks, and ideas when it comes to what to pack, take, do before, after and during your big race. Serena Marie, RD, clarifies what the research says when it comes to carb loading for women and men. We also discuss what is the biggest predictor of performance.
Thu, 1 October 2015
Join the Running Lifestyle Show Team for Action for Healthy Kids and hear the motivational stories of why these inspiring individuals are running the Chicago and/or NYC Marathons. You'll hear from first-time marathon runners Minh Chien, Todd Miller, and Melanie Curtis, along with seasoned marathoners Liz Whitteberry, Foti Panagakos, Serena Marie RD, and me. (Did I just say that Serena Marie, RD and I are seasoned after running three marathons?!) Who knows, after you hear the stories these runners share, maybe you'll be putting a marathon on your calendar for 2016!
The biggest take-away from the team call is that these are all awesome people who are using running as a tool to create life-changing experiences. It’s an honor to be running with Minh, Liz, Todd, Foti, Serena, and Melanie and, you, on our “virtual team." These upcoming marathons provide an opportunity to celebrate the gift of running, spend time with like-minded people, realize the impact that podcasts can make on our lives, and enjoy the cool cities of Chicago and NYC. Thank you for being a part of this journey and welcoming the guests and me into your ears and lives. XOXO Kari (Gormley).
Tue, 29 September 2015
Running is a celebration of humanity, and elite runner, Tera Moody, leads the way in showing us the magic of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Tera shares her inspiring stories in addition to what to look out for on the Chicago Marathon course and what sites to enjoy in the city. She also tells us her favorite restaurants and the surprising good luck food she eats the day before a marathon. Serena Marie, RD, and I discuss what research says when it comes to carb loading. It may very well surprise you. We also give an update on our tapering for the Chicago Marathon, which is less than two weeks away.
The big take-aways from our chat is that running is a gift and to celebrate how fortunate we are that our bodies can experience a marathon. I love how Tera pointed out that when she was running one of the most important races of her life, the 2007 Chicago Marathon, she was extremely mindful of the media and people surrounding her.
Tera is also our Runner of the Week, so she will receive detergent from our sponsor, Sport Suds. What makes Sport Suds unique is that it’s able to get into the microfibers of your tech shirts and really remove the unwanted scents (if you know what I mean). Who wants to have their favorite sporting clothes - or any clothes for that matter - umm, smell? You can receive a 15% discount as a listener of the show by heading over to SportSuds.com and add the word “runlife”.
Tera and I talked about running being a part of our lifestyles, with hers being more her job. If you’d like to know the 11 Strategies for Living the Running Lifestyle, please head over to TheRunningLifestyle.com/Join to find out!
Serena Marie, RD:
Serena recommended that men focus on foods such as rice, rice crackers, bananas, and well cooked vegetables four days before a marathon. For us women, her "general" advice, (because we know EVERY body is different), is to eat what we normally eat, but to avoid insoluble fiber foods such as cruciferous vegetables, oatmeal, legumes, beans, and kale. Those are great foods in general, just not 48-72 hours before a marathon. Serena’s blog post about this can be found HERE.
Thanks to ElliptiGo. I'll be able to sustain my level of fitness, even if I have to take some time off from running due to sore toes.
Thu, 24 September 2015
Dr. Vinny Kripalu, an internal medicine doctor who is living the running lifestyle, is on the show to share how he is running the run and walking the walk. During our discussion, Vinny shows how the mind controls our body and decides what we are focusing on. Charlie Barkowski, of Running with Miles, is back to tell us how his trip around the world running six marathon distance runs on six continents in 4 days and 21 hours went. Serena Marie, RD, talks all things Vitamin C, how much you need, and where to find it. Serena and I also discuss our training for the Chicago, NYC, and Philadelphia Marathons.
To find out the 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle, please head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join and register. You’ll also receive access to the Running Lifestyle Show private Facebook Group.
Dr. Vinny Kripalu
Dr. Vinny Kripalu showed how the mind controls our body and decides what we are focusing on. Vinny took his experience of “his numbers going up” and a family history of heart disease and cancer as an opportunity to change his ways. Throughout our discussion it became apparent that nutrition, exercise, meditation, sleep, mindset, and being outside with your tribe are key to happy life full of wellness.
The TED Talk mentioned during the discussion with Vinny was presented by Dr. Lissa Rankin MD, titled "The Shocking Truth About Your Health." It can be found HERE.
Charlie epitomizes the amazing experiences you can have when combining the gifts of running and travel, and how to best utilize rewards points to get there. His was certainly the trip of a lifetime! Hear how his body held up, the amazing support he received from runners around the world, and the joy of raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Serena Marie, RD
It’s really important for us to consume Vitamin C, not just when we have a cold. What’s great about the research Serena shares is that consuming extra Vitamin C can help shorten the length of a cold. Some of the best sources for Vitamin C are raw red peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, and oranges.
If you want to check out further research about if consuming extra Vitamin C will diminish the length of a cold, you can check out the following study:
Please help Serena and me raise funds for Action for Healthy Kids when we run the Chicago and NYC Marathons. Your money goes toward feeding kids healthy school breakfast and lunches and providing them with much needed fitness equipment.
Click HERE to donate.
Next week is all things Chicago Marathon. You’ll want to subscribe to the podcast (if you haven’t already) because you never know when a surprise episode could be released. Subscribe to iTunes or Stitcher.
Thu, 17 September 2015
Calling all fans of Disney, Running, or Inquiring Minds about how much protein to eat. We have the episode for you. You’ll hear all about the MAJOR pixie dust my son William received at Typhoon Lagoon, the best places to run at Disney World, where to eat at DW, what rides you must ride, and the resorts my husband Robert and I recommend. Becky Kotsifas is back to tell us about her third half marathon this year at Disney, the Disneyland Half Marathon, and compares it to other runDisney races she has run. Serena Marie, RD, talks all things protein and then Serena and I discuss our training for the Chicago, NYC, and Philadelphia Marathons.
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Special thank you to Jeff Galloway and ElliptiGo for getting me ready to run the Chicago, NYC, and Philadelphia Marathons. ElliptiGo is like a an elliptical machine/bike that you ride outside. It gives you a great runners high (and I mean HIGH) and lets you “run” without the impact!
· How to experience the ultimate pixie dust at Disney World, which is opening a park. William Gormley shares with you how he was “Big Kahuna” and what that means. And how you can be Big Kahuna someday.
· What resorts to stay at and running around the Boardwalk, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom (don’t do it!), and Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter
· New restaurants we tried
· The restaurant which is the best value when it comes to Crab Legs
· The number one tip when eating at Be Our Gust
· Favorite restaurants we go to every time
· What dessert NOT TO MISS at Boma
· What rides not to miss at the parks
· What great tips we received from The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa.
The big takeaways when it comes to the interviews with William and Robert Gormley is that you need to get to a park early, if you want to be able to open it. We strongly recommend running at the Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter Resorts.
Some restaurants not to miss are Cape May Cafe, Be Our Guest, Boma, Sanaa, California Grill, Wolf Gang Puck Express, and Narcoose’s. Our favorite rides include Kilimanjaro Safari, Expedition Everest, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Toy Story Midway Mania, Soarin, and Test Track. We booked directly with Disney World this trip.
When we don’t go through the Disney World Reservations to book our trip, we have been very happy and satisfied with David’s Vacation Club Rentals. Through David’s service, we have been able to pay a moderate hotel’s price, but stay at Deluxe Resorts including Bay Lake Tower, Beach Club, Animal Kingdom Kidani Village (with a savannah view) and the Boardwalk Resort. Every time we have requested a certain type of room, David’s team has been able to come through for us (thank you!).
· Discusses her year of Run Disney - Princess Half, Tinkerbell Half, Disneyland Half, and Wine and Dine Half
· The special medals Becky has received for running multiple races
· Celebrating the 10 year Anniversary of runDisney
· Highlights of the Disneyland Half Marathon
· The signs along the course
· The breakdown of men vs. women in the Disneyland Half
· Why the Wine and Dine Half Marathon is a favorite among many people
Serena Marie, RD,
· Why you need protein even if you’re not lifting a lot of weights
· Serena’s explanation of how much protein a runner needs & how to do it
· How to estimate your protein needs depending on your running distance and goals
· How to estimate a portion of protein if you are a man or woman
· Where to go for a list grams of protein in foods
· What are great sources of protein
The big take-aways from our talk with Serena are to know how much protein you need based on your goals, weight, and distance. If you’re training for for 5ks/10ks or recreational running aim for ~1 gram of protein per kilogram. If you’re training for marathons should aim for ~1.2-1.4 gm/kg protein. If you’re training for endurance events in conjunction to heavy strength training regimen ideally aim for ~1.6-1.7 gm/kg.
Go to https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/eat/fd_exch.htm (which is actually a site through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, but refers to the American Dietetic Association food exchanges) to get a list of how much protein is in a serving. You can estimate protein by looking at your palm. If you’re a woman, your palm can be estimated to be a 4-5 ounce portion of high biological value protein (meat, fish, eggs). If you’re a man, your palm will represent 5-6 ounces of high biological value protein. Each ounce of animal protein has 6 grams of protein.
Please say a prayer, send positive intentions, that Serena’s knee gets better. Another way to support our efforts is to donate to Team Kari and Serena Run NYC and Chicago for Action for Healthy Kids. Every dollar makes a difference in helping a child eat healthier foods and move their bodies.
Next week we’re going to hear from Dr. Vinny Kripalu, MD, an internist who practices an integrated medical approach and is a fellow marathoner. Please subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever podcast app you use. You never know when a surprise episode comes up and by subscribing, you won’t miss it.
Thu, 10 September 2015
Ellen Rohr, a business coach and motivational speaker, who was the featured guest and Runner of the Week last week, comes back on the show to share more stories of how running has impacted her life in so many positive ways. Ellen and I discussed:
The top take-aways with part two of our conversation:
If you’d like to find out the 11 strategies to live the running lifestyle, please head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join and find out. :-)
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Our Runner of the Week, Sponsored by Sport Suds, is from Running With Miles, is Charlie Barkowski. Good thing Charlie is going to receive Sport Suds when you hear about this:
The Top Take-aways with Charlie Bukowski are:
Charlie will be back on the show next week to share how his six marathon distance runs across six continents in only a week went. We’ll hear how he handled the heat, how nice flying in business class and first class was, traveling in the “apartment” from Abu Dhabi, and much more.
By the way, you can receive a 15% discount when you head over to www.sportsuds.com and use code RUNLIFE when checking out.
Serena Marie, RD, discusses:
The Top Three Take ways with Serena Are:
It’s all things Disney as a vacation and for running next week when Becky Kotsifsas comes on to share her Disneyland Half Marathon experience, and my husband, son and I share are best Disney trips to creating a magical experience.
Thu, 3 September 2015
Get ready to get fired up and laugh a lot when Ellen Rohr, a business coach and public speaker, tells us about the roller coaster of her running journey. Ellen shares how running has “changed over the years” and how her running has evolved. Serena Marie, RD, dives in deep to share what fructose is, what are some myths around it, and recommends how much fructose to have in a day. Serena and I talk about our training for the Chicago, NYC, and Philadelphia marathons and the amazing progress we’re making when it comes to fundraising for Action for Healthy Kids.
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· How to schedule your time so you can run
· How to go about plan free days and why
· When and why she actually liked running
· How running kept her “straight" in college
· How her body teaches her so much
· Why her first marathon was “made up”
· What she told her sister to encourage her to run a race and how Ellen ended up not telling the truth
· Why Ellen is taking on two marathons in a year when she is 55 years
The biggest take away from the first part of Ellen’s discussion (part two going live next week) is that if you don’t plan your time, then someone else will do it for you. A lot of times we think we need to be somewhere, when we really don’t. Do what feels right to you and is best for your mind, body and spirit.
As Runner of the Week (and she was also the featured guest), Ellen is going to receive Sport Suds laundry detergent, which is free from harsh chemicals and dyes, to wash her clothes. We know that Ellen is usually able to get herself out the door to run, but if “stinky” clothes was ever an excuse, then Sport Suds would clean that excuse (get it? ;-)) away. Listeners of the Running Lifestyle Show receive a 15% discount when using the code “RUNLIFE” at check out at www.sportsuds.com.
· What consuming high amounts of sugar can lead to
· What is fructose
· Why agave nectar should be avoided
· What is leptin and why it is good
· How fructose gets absorbed and how it doesn’t spikes insulin
· How fructose gets metabolized
· How your liver becomes fatty
· What is Non alcoholic fatty liver disease
· What to remember about fruit
· Why the ideal threshold of 20-50 grams of fructose is ideal
· Why it’s important to read the ingredient list and how the list can change over time
· Why eating non GMO soy is ideal when possible
· Why Serena isn’t a fan of soy lethicin
· Why rice is not that problematic of a carb when putting in long miles
· Serena’s favorite dried fruit and my favorite dried fruit
The big take away????? You can get liver disease from over doing it on the sugar. Also, a few servings of fruit is no big deal, but there is a limit. The fact that there is no leptin in fruit is a “well that makes sense” moment because whenever I eat fruit as a snack, I am STILL hungry. What is a great thing to pair with fruit you may be asking? How about Energy Bits, which by the way, you can get a 25% discount when you type in “RUNLIFE” at Energybits.com.
Serena and I discuss my “CRAY CRAY” 23 mile run around the Port Orleans Riverside Hotel at Disney World and how I ran with the gators (literally). Thank you to Tracy Slayton and Denny Krahe from Diz Runs podcast for running with me in the middle of the night. Serena had a nice shorter training run in the Hamptons and looks forward to running in Jersey over the holiday weekend, while I’ll be running in Vermont.
The product that saved me from shafing (which started at mile 7 of 23) was Chamois Butt’r.
Thank YOU, thank YOU to all of the people who donated in August to help Team Kari and Serena run NYC and Chicago for Action for Healthy Kids. YOU are SO appreciated. If you haven’t donated yet/or would like to donate more, you can head over to: https://donate.actionforhealthykids.org/events/kari-serena-run-new-york-city-chicago/e46192.
Thu, 27 August 2015
Carey Pinkowski, Race Director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, shares with us how the race has grown over the 26 years he has been race director and discusses the course. This year 45,000 runners from over 130 countries, including all 50 U.S. states, will help celebrate the marathon's 38th anniversary. The field is comprised of 55% male runners and 45% female runners. Since 2002, $135 million has been raised for charities, including $17.7 million from last year.
Pulling off a marathon that goes through 29 neighborhoods of Chicago requires a near-Herculean effort, utilizing more than 12,000 volunteers, a stellar corp of medical professionals led by Dr. George Chiampas at 22 aide stations, coordination with local police, the Chicago Transit Authority, Mayor Rahm Emmanual’s office, the park district, sponsors such as Bank of America, Abbott Labs and Nike, and of course the residents of Chicago. The city of Chicago and its residents open their arms wide to support and welcome the runners to their city.
Carey discusses the course which starts at Grant Park, goes through the loop, also known as the central business district (be on the lookout and for the smell of Garret’s popcorn, a Chicago tradition), and then heads up through River North, an up-and-coming area with many restaurants.
Up next is the Lincoln Park Zoo area which is a great area for spectators, then on to Lake View. The course then takes you back through Lincoln Park with DePaul being at the heart of Lincoln Park. Next you head back to River North, through the Merchandise Mart, cross the river and start down to Adams which is a big spectator area nearing the halfway point. Runners cross the Chicago River five times during the marathon.
The latter part of the marathon takes runners past the United Center (where the Blackhawks and Bulls play), Malcom X College, Greek Town (that’s where our friend Dean Karnazes likes to hang out), Little Italy, Pilsen (Chicago’s largest Hispanic neighborhood), Chinatown at the 20 mile point, then on to the area where the Chicago White Sox (also known as “Carey’s team”) play, the UIC Campus (where A LOT of students cheer on the runners), back up Michigan Avenue and the south loop area.
The course ends with a hill up Roosevelt Road (the only hill and they save it for the end, but runners are fortunate as previously there were TWO hills at the end) to the finish line at Grant Park.
The Chicago Marathon is a great course for first time marathoners as it’s very walkable to and from the finish lines from many downtown hotels. Friends and family can easily get to 8-9 cheers zones through riding the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority). Over 1.6 million fans are on the course cheering on the runners.
Carey asks that runners read the participant guide, listen to announcements and look for the flags on the course, and check out the www.chicagomarthon.com website. He recommends that first time marathoners be conservative with their pace, trust their training, and stay within their pace. Aspects of the race are currently being finalized but it sounds like there will be even more entertainment on the course in 2015.
Our Runner of the Week, Dr. Kate Weymouth, MD, a psychiatrist, shares how she has had an "on again/off again" relationship with running, and it's currently ON! (Yay!) Kate discusses studies from the University of Texas (UT) and others proving how exercise can be as effective as anti-depressants for many people or in concert with medication for others. In fact, at UT, they’re doing work with PTSD patients and exercise and seeing great results.
There are numerous studies showing that people are more focused after they run. For students, a great way to “study” on the run is to run the same course as usual and create memory maps.
If you’re looking for new ideas or ways to solve challenges, set the intention at the beginning of the run, go a different course, and at the end of the run, see if any insights have come to you. Studies such as the Eureka Factor show the power of exercise.
Kate was our Runner of the Week after donating the most in a month to Team Kari and Serena Run NYC and Chicago for Action for Healthy Kids. You too can have the chance to be Runner of the Month by clicking HERE ( https://donate.actionforhealthykids.org/events/kari-serena-run-new-york-city-chicago/e46192) and donating. Action for Healthy Kids provides school grants to expand school breakfast and lunch programs and provide fitness equipment.
Serena Marie, RD, answers a listener’s question about what Serena’s take is on fruitarianism. While Serena applauds Jayne (the listener) for changing her diet, she recommends a more balanced diet that comprises fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Key nutrients that are not being met in a fruitarianism diet include iron, calcium, vitamin D, B12, essential fatty acids and others. There are many women endurance athletes who have iron deficiency and have a challenging time with menstruating.
Serena recommends consuming Omega 3s instead of Omega 6s as Omega 6s are very pro inflammatory. Good sources of Omega 3s are walnuts and macadamia nuts. If Jayne would like to have a more balanced diet, Serena suggests eating beans and nuts, since those are “allowed food” for fruitarianism. The most dense source of iron is humanely raised meat.
If you would like to create your own running lifestyle, head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join (hyperlink), and discover the 11 strategies to live a life of wellness through the gift of running.
Serena and I have completely gone “Cray Cray” and graciously accepted Gore’s invitation to run the Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon on November 22nd. This will be Serena's and my third marathon in six weeks and will also be an opportunity to run the Philadelphia Marathon again. Both of us ran in 2013 and had a rough day and are looking forward to creating better memories this year. Are you running Philly? Please let us know! A meet up is being planned!
Thu, 20 August 2015
Training for Chicago and NYC Marathons, discussion about the Marine Corp Marathon and Action for Healthy Kids with Runner of the Week, Tom Kreider, and Serena and I talk about marathon training and what is the ideal choice when eating bread is what is in store for today. If you want to make sure you don’t miss a single update from The Running Lifestyle Show, please head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join and find out the 11 Strategies to Create a Running Lifestyle.
Jeff calms me down when I am freaking out “on air” about running a 20 mile run, having pain in my right hip, updating The Running Lifestyle website and trying to balance family and work while training for two marathons. Jeff shares how you can never go too slow in a long run. In fact, you can even walk the whole way which enables you to keep up your endurance going in to a race. The longer you run, the more time there is for aches and pains to appear, so Jeff recommends running for as little as 10-15 seconds and then walking 30 seconds.
Tips Jeff shares to battle the heat is to run in the dark (safety first), and dumping cold water over your head every 20 minutes. Some of Jeff’s running groups stat their long runs from 2-3:00 AM to avoid the sun. Wow!
We discuss how the ElliptiGo is an amazing piece of machinery that allows someone to train with out the impact. Turns out that I went out too hard on the Go in the beginning with one hour rides including hills. Ideally, when starting out with the Go, its recommended to start with 15-30 minute gentle rides. Jeff has recommended that I replace one of my easy 30 minute Tuesday/Thursday runs with an easy 30 minute ElliptiGo session. Yay! I LOVE the Go so that was magic to my ears. The ElliptiGo is a fantastic tool for hip strengthening.
Speaking of magic, we discussed how to determine what a Magic Mile is.
The Magic Mile gives you an indication of your race pace. To determine a Magic Mile, run a mile, then multiply it by 1.30 because people generally slow down by 30% when running a marathon. When running a long run, because you can never go too slow, add two minutes to race pace. I ran a 10:30 Magic Mile recently, so that means I would run a 13:39 marathon race pace, which means when I go out for a long run now, I should run it around a 15:30 race pace. As time goes on, and it cools down, it will be interesting to see how my time is affected.
Jeff has helped over 10,000 runners and receiving videotaping of people running just doesn’t give enough information. Many people attend his running schools and seminars across the world to work on their form. Jeff recommended I go back to my physical therapist who knows my body best to see “what is going” with the pain in my right hip.
Serena and I are going to have our virtual race where people can run 2.62 miles by November 1st (the day of the NYC Marathon), and receive a special certificate. The cost of the virtual race is $26.20 and all of the money raised will go to Team Kari and Serena Run NYC and Chicago. Friendly reminder, Jeff has the Jeff Galloway 13.1 on December 13, 2015 in Atlanta. There is a chance I may be going down there to join in on the fun.
We then transition over to our Runner of the Week, Tom Kreider. You may recognize Tom as he has been on the show before. The person who donates the most money to Team Kari and Serena in a month, comes back on the show to share their running story. Tom is running the Marine Corp Marathon in October, which is his second marathon (Disney World was his first and he had a great time) and is really looking forward to it.
Tom surprises Serena and me and challenges you, the listener of the Running Lifestyle Show, to donate to Action for Healthy Kids by Saturday, August 22nd. If you donate (and the kids and us really hope you do because they need healthy food and fitness equipment in their schools), Tom will match up to $300. If you are going to donate, can you PLEASE donate now? HERE is the link. Just click and donate. The kids and Serena and I thank you. :-)
Friendly reminder, we’re having a raffle on Sunday, September 26th where for every $25 you donate, you receive a raffle ticket. What’s included in the raffle are Jeff Galloway books and times, Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic Every Day books from Dr. Robert Rosenberg, Oofos footwear, BANDIwear products, and much more!
Serena can’t help herself but to share her love and knowledge of all things food. We discuss how our training is coming along and Serena answers a question from our private Facebook Group about what type of bread to eat is best. Serena recommends sprouted bread as it has a lower gliadin count. Gliadin increases appetites, so a lower gliadin count is ideal. Serena eats spelt bread on occasion as it is sprouted and had a lower gliadin count.
Have an awesome week and we’ll “see you” next week with the Race Director of the Chicago Marathon, Carey Pinkowski.
Thu, 13 August 2015
Meb is BACK, BACK AGAIN, to continue sharing his inspiring, goose bump provoking, tears in your eyes, story of working hard to achieve your dreams. If you haven’t heard the first part of the conversation, please go back and download Episode #85 so all of this make sense. During the second part of the conversation, we discuss:
Meb’s latest book is Meb for Mortals and was our Book of the Month for June. Our Book of the Month for August is The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod.
You can find out the 11 Strategies of Living the Running Lifestyle by heading over to www.therunninglifestyle.com/join.
The Runner of the Week Segment is sponsored by Sport Suds. Having linger odor in your clothes? Or perhaps concerned about having phosphates, dyes, and bleach in your detergent. Sport Suds has none of that head over to www.sportsuds.com and use the code “RUNLIFE” when you check out to receive 15% off.
Anna Vocino shares:
Are you ready for Serena Marie, RD, to knock your socks off? Because she probably is going to. Serena talks all things electrolytes including:
Information gleaned for this episode were taken from the following studies
Study of 14 amateur marathoners (male): sodium concentration maintained http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3324692/
Higher temps impair performance r/t exercise induced hyperthermia
Drink to Fluid to Thirst
Serena and I discuss how our training is coming along and then I give a sneak peak at the raw conversation Jeff Galloway and I have on next week’s episode. Serena has been using Honey Stingers and Nutiva Organic Coconut Mana. I have been eating Hickory Smoke Strong and Kind Bars along with Energy Bits. If you want to try Energy Bits, you can receive 25% off when you use promo code RUNLIFE at checkout.
Serena and I are running the NYC and Chicago Marathons to raise $8000 for Action for Healthy Kids. Action for Healthy Kids expands school breakfast and lunch programs with healthy food. They also help bring back fitness in to the schools. What to help out the kids. Please head over HERE.
Enjoyed this episode? Please hit subscribe, share it with your friends, running group, whoever you think my enjoy some positive energy with a lot of laughter in their lives. :-) Run on my friends.
Thu, 6 August 2015
MEB. IS. HERE!!!!!!!! Meb is one of the nicest, most inspiring guys you will ever meet. Everything that’s said about his being such a sweetie is TRUE!!!!! Meb will make you be even more proud to be American (that is if you are an American) and to work even harder to achieve your running, health, and life goals. If you want to learn the "11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle" (many of which Meb discusses during the interview), head over to therunninglifestyle.com/join. Meb and I discuss (boy do I like saying that!!!!!) the following:
Next week, Meb and I (it is such an honor to say that) discuss more in depth about his training on the ElliptiGo, when and how he uses CEP compression socks, how he develops his own shoes with the designers from Sketchers, an in-depth discussion of his win at the 2014 Boston Marathon and how he did it, one of his favorite running community memories, if he is going to run a fall marathon, his plans for the Olympic trials and then hopefully the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, how to support other runners, and what are the keys to success for runners (and really anyone for that matter).
Our runner of the week is Chris Brogan, a business owner who uses running as a way to challenge himself and lead a healthier lifestyle. Chris specifically discusses:
Our Go-to Real Food Dietitian, Serena Marie, RD, dives in deep about why to eat a nutrient-dense diet and specifically addresses:
You can check out Serena's blog post about today's episode HERE.
As requested, Serena and I discuss how our training for the Chicago and NYC Marathons is coming along. We have a special “promotion” going this week to encourage you to help Action for Healthy Kids feed more kids with healthy school breakfast and lunch programs and provide fitness equipment. It’s DUMP YOUR CHANGE CUP WEEK!!!! Simply go to your local bank, get a picture of you dumping your coins and collecting your cash, then please visit:
and donate your cash. Our goal is to raise $250 by next week. I know we can do it! Email us a picture at http://www.therunninglifestyle.com/contact/ and we’ll post it on our Facebook page and blog. Every penny counts. The kids and us thank you in advance.
Products Discussed in depth:
Thu, 30 July 2015
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:
If you’d like to help provide healthy school breakfast and lunch programs for kids and support the show, please donate to Team Kari and Serena when we run the Chicago and NYC Marathons for Action for Healthy Kids. Click HERE to get the ball moving.
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:
Thu, 23 July 2015
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:
Next week, during part 2 of 2 of Vicki’s interview, we get more in depth with how she overcame injuries, the very challenging road she had from raising a child on her own to qualifying for the 96 Olympics, the amazing running community that treated her like family, how she has evolved as a runner through the years, the huge impact her husband has had on her running career, cross training, and what she recommends for any runner.
All kids in the US don’t have access to safe playgrounds and fitness programs and Serena Marie, RD and I are trying to make a difference by raising money for Action for Healthy Kids when we run the Chicago and NYC Marathons. Like the show, want to help kids? Please run over to [https://donate.actionforhealthykids.org/events/kari-serena-run-new-york-city-chicago/e46192] and please donate. Every dollar counts! Twenty Five dollars provides a school breakfast for a kid for an entire month and fifty dollars provides a fitness program.
Our Runner of the Week this week is Sarah Andrus, who is also a running friend of mine. Sarah shares how and why she became a runner “later in life” (at age 48), the races she has run, why she runs, and how she keeps motivated to keep on running.
Serena Marie, RD, talks glycemic index and why she doesn’t think it’s a great tool to use when evaluating what foods to eat. You need to look at all of the nutrients of a food item in addition to food combining. Serena also discusses when to eat high sugar foods and what foods are good to eat when trying to go to sleep.
Serena and I talk about how are training is coming along (let’s just say it’s been HOT on the east coast and our times have slowed down but have also give us confidence for the fall Chicago and also NYC marathons) and the progress we are making when it comes to raising money for Action for Healthy Kids. Everyone who donates during the month of July will be put in a raffle to win a 30 minute “hang out” session with Kari Gormley and Serena Marie, RD. Also, the person who donates the most amount of money will be a runner of the week in August.
Serena Marie RD and me (Kari Gormley) were asked to try SportSuds laundry detergent. My friends Becky Kotsifsas and Sarah Andrus wanted to get on the fun and try the detergent too as it states it takes the stink out of athletic clothes among other things. The four of us get on a four way call and all come to the conclusion that we were shocked how well it worked, not to mention being so impressed that it doesn’t use harmful chemicals such as phylates, parabens, and bleach.
Thu, 16 July 2015
Find out how to mix vacation with exercise when my husband, Robert Gormley, and I talk about different vacations we’ve taken around the world. John Bell, our Runner of the Week, has completed over 100 marathons around the world and discusses some of his favorite races. Some of the races discussed are Paris, London, Great Wall, and New York City. John shares his top tip for how to recover from a marathon when on a trip. Serena Marie, RD, talks about whether or not orange juice is a great choice. We also have an update on our training for the Chicago and New York City Marathons for Action for Healthy Kids. In addition, Serena and I review the FitBit Surge.
If you would like to help expand school breakfast and lunch programs and provide greatly needed fitness equipment for kids, please donate to Action for Healthy through https://donate.actionforhealthykids.org/events/kari-serena-run-new-york-city-chicago/e46192.
Robert and I specifically address:
· Our traveling background and how we met
· Some of the trips we have taken so “you” would know where we’re coming from
· How to mix cross training with vacation
· Why Paris is my favorite place to run
· Where some of our favorite beaches are located
John Bell discusses:
· Why the Wall of China Marathon is one of the most challenging in the world
· What is so special about Paris
· Why the London Marathon reminds him of NYC
· Comparing running in Rome vs Paris
· How he mixes marathon races and traveling at the same time
Serena and I talk:
· If orange juice is a great choice and what would be a better choice for nutrient density
· How our training for the Chicago and NYC Marathons are coming along
· Why donating to Action for Healthy Kids can make a difference
· How to listen to your body and not your training plan
· Our experiences with the Fitbit Surge, which is what our cohort, Dean Karnazes wears
Thu, 9 July 2015
Serena Marie, RD, and I discuss why beans are great for gut health and how to introduce beans into your diet. Remember: Beans are not a good choice for fueling, because you don't want to be running for the bathroom. We talk about how the fiber in beans is a better choice than the fiber in a grain such as quinoa. She also discusses how to cook beans and what she eats the night before a marathon.
When you have the option, it’s a better choice to have cooked beans rather than canned beans.
Side note: Beans really don't have much protein in them, and when you look at the difference between protein and carbohydrates, they’re not the best choice.
This was a podcast episode dedicated to our vegan friends who eat a lot of beans. Soak beans for four to six days until they sprout, and then you can eat them raw.
If you’re running the Chicago Marathon, please save the date for the evening of Friday, October 9th. Serena Marie, RD, and I are planning something special. The best way to stay in touch is to head over to www.therunninglifestyle.com and register for the 5 Questions to Ask Yourself To Start or live the Running Lifestyle.
Thu, 2 July 2015
It’s all about protein bars, Kari checking in with Jeff Galloway, and our runner of the week, Russ Perry. Russ talks about Ragnar trail races and running in Arizona. We’re having a protein bar parade. Woo hoo! Listeners of the show, well actually friends since they have contacted us, have been asking what are Serena Marie, RD’s, favorite protein bars and why. We hear you loud and clear so “we are a answering”. It makes perfect sense why bars are so popular as they are portable, easy, and convenient. Here’s what goes down on our protein bar focused episode:
Jeff Galloway is back, back again, but to check in to see how three weeks of running Galloway style in preparation for the Chicago and New York City Marathons are coming along. I had a lot of questions and comments about running the Galloway method and cross training, and Jeff answered them all. Like Jeff, Meb, and Dean Karnazes, I too am cross training with an ElliptiGo. Thank you ElliptiGo for sponsoring me with a “Go” (for short) for my fall marathon training.
If you haven’t heard, Serena Marie, RD and I are running both the Chicago and NYC Marathon for Action for Healthy Kids. Action for Healthy Kids provides grants for school breakfast and lunch programs and fitness equipment.
Our runner of the week, Russ Perry, claims he is not a runner, but then is convinced that he is. Don’t you love those types of runners of the week? :-) We learn about the Ragnar Trail Race in Arizona (so want to do this race!), and how to train and not train for a race. It’s kind of funny what Russ reveals and a lot of people can probably relate. :-)
Thu, 25 June 2015
Part 2 of Jeff Galloway’s episode goes in depth and covers the following topics:
A runner and blogger who runs “Galloway Style”, Cambrey Fuller comes on the show as our Runner of the Week. Cambry shares how she was told she would need to use a cane if walking more than 200 hundred feet after having six surgeries on her ankle. Somehow, she has managed to go on to run 17 half marathons in 15 months including the Tinker Bell and Princess half marathons. By running, and surprising her doctor, not only is Cambry defying the odds, but she is thriving – especially after losing 180 pounds! This inspiring mom has thrown away her scale and focuses on how she feels and how her clothes fit. Cambry’s goal is to run the Auckland Marathon in 2016.
Serena Marie, RD, shares why she was so excited to read the article titled "Green vegetables, red meat and colon cancer: chlorophyll prevents the cytotoxic and hyper proliferative effects of haem in rat colon.", which was released by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which is part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), a branch of the National Institute of Health. As you may know, Serena Marie, RD, loves red meat, as it’s such a great source of iron. As runners, it’s common for us to have low iron counts. According to the article, as long as you have greens with your red meat, the risk for cancer may go down.
Serena shared the new vegetable she is OBSESSED with: lambs quarter. Just sauté with onions and voilà. I shared a test called InsideTracker that I was given to evaluate and have seen great results thanks to the in depth analysis InsideTracker revealed. I was given specific foods to eat to increase my low levels of iron, vitamin D, and testosterone. The test was taken back in February and showed normal levels of cortisol, which can be high for endurance athletes. It will be interesting to see test results as I train for the Chicago and NYC marathons.
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Friendly reminder, Serena and I are running the Chicago and New York City marathons in support of Action for Healthy Kids. Action for Healthy Kids expands school breakfast and lunch programs to include healthy foods. They also provide grants to schools for much needed physical fitness equipment such as stability balls. A donation of $25 provides breakfast for an entire month for one student and $50 gives schools fitness equipment. Help us help the kids! https://donate.actionforhealthykids.org/events/kari-serena-run-new-york-city-chicago/e46192
Wed, 24 June 2015
We discuss the Oakley New York City Mini 10K. My friend Sarah Boschung comes back on the show and brings her friend and colleague, Christy Bainer, to discuss what a wonderful experience the three of us had running Oakley New York City together. This was Christy Bainer’s farthest distance ever and she shares what a memorable race it was. We discussed:
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Thu, 18 June 2015
Jeff Galloway, Olympian and running coach to millions, comes on the show to explain how you can run the rest of your life. He’s been running for 57 years, and does a marathon a month, and definitely leads by example. We had such a fascinating conversation that it’s been split up in to two episodes. During the first part of our discussion we talk about:
· Jeff’s experience as an overweight kid and how he started to run (it might surprise you)
· Going from the Navy to training for the Olympic Trials and what helped him qualify for the Olympics
· How he has helped millions of people start and/or continue running
· How to empower yourself through running
· How to take control of your mindset to be able to take control of your running
· Why and how the changes in the run walk run configurations have taken place
· What a magic mile is and why it’s important for marathon training
· What to do if you are running two marathons in a short period of time
Next week we’re going in to specific details of how to start running, get faster, how to strength train and cross train, and why moving/running is so important for our brains.
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Liz Whitteberry comes on as our Runner of the Week, and by the end of the discussion, I’m ready to come down to Texas and run every race there is. Liz and I talk about:
· Why she wanted to run Chicago Marathon
· Her background as a mom, wife and professional
· What she realized when turning 40 and the changes she knew she had to make
· What happened every time she took an exam
· What a lifetime of inactivity has on the brain and the body, what being active brought in to her life
· How she started running and why she doesn’t recommend it
· How long it took to build up 3 miles
· How joining a Galloway group in 2009 changed everything for her
· Races Liz recommends which are Cowtown Half Marathon in Ft Worth which also has a 5K, 10, Half, Full and Ultra, Ft. Worth Marathon, Trinity River Marathon, Texas Threesome, Texas Quad, Wine, Not a Marathon, and Not a Marathon Wine Again
· Liz’s Inspiring Quote “You just might be the spark to someone else that might get someone to run or go another distance”
Serena Marie comes on and answers Lawrence Johnson’s question regarding what is the ideal body fat percentage for a runner.
· Why it’s hard to have an exact percentage
· Why you don’t want to be a certain body fat percentage the entire year
· How Serena is saying that same thing as the authors of our book of the month for May and June, Meb Keflezighi of Marathon for Mortals and Dr. Jordan Metzl from Running Strong
· What leads some runners training for long distances to weight gain
· What to eat after a long run to refuel and replenish
Next week, Jeff Galloway is back on the show to finish our discussion and to give specific recommendations when it comes to runners trying to get a BQ, how to start running, cross training, strength training and what exercise does for the mind.
Thu, 11 June 2015
How to align your values to running is what we have in store for you when Brett Gajda, of Where There’s Smoke Podcast, comes on the show. Brett, who is also our Runner of the Week, discusses:
· Why he is immersed in self development
· How he defines who/what a runner is (it’s surprising)
· Why we do what we do
· How our perspectives are different based on how we grew up
· His challenges with injuries
· What two things you need to have to change a behavior
· How mustard changed his mindset
· Knowing your values dictates how you spend your time
· If you’re committed to something, then it needs to align with your values
· The link between energy and sugar consumption
Serena Marie discusses moringa, which are leaves and seeds. Moringa is grown around the world and has been said to be a good source of vitamin C, iron, potassium, vitamin A, and calcium. Serena researched moringa and used an article she found from the NIH to come to the conclusion that more thorough research has to be done before recommending moringa.
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Thu, 4 June 2015
Dr. John Ratey, MD, continues the discussion of how to make your exercise habit sticky. He also shares the growing research of how are brains are plastic and how more and more studies are showing the importance of moving our bodies. Our Runner of the Week Rhonda Foulds shares how becoming a marathoner has helped her get off her 33 prescriptions for Parkinson's. Serena Marie, RD, discusses the research around Niacin and how it helps with some forms of skin cancer. Serena and I review Moji Massage Products and give them two enthusiastic thumbs up.
Thu, 28 May 2015
Dr. John Ratey comes back on the show to discuss the simple thing you can do to optimize the time you are awake. We also go in depth and discuss what steps you ideally take to help yourself or someone you care about who you suspect has depression. Johnny Gillespie, a certified strength and conditioning coach, yoga instructor and fonder of Balanced Athlete shares with us how to make sure we are training in an integrated manner so we can run long distances well in to our 80’s. Serena Marie, RD, discusses the best milks to drink, how to increase your Vitamin D levels, and why fortified cereals are not a part of a nutrient rich diet.
Thu, 21 May 2015
Dean Karnazes, Chris O’Brien, and Linda Canning from Team Healthy Kids for Action for Healthy Kids together share 15 great ideas to help you raise money for a fundraiser near and dear to your heart. Dean and I talk about the benefits of a standing desk, the sleep challenges kids have and what can be done about it. Serena Marie, RD, answers a listener’s question about coffee and how much is too much.
Thu, 14 May 2015
Nick D'Agostino discusses how he was diagnosed with MS and why he decided to become a runner. During the conversation, Nick shares his can do attitude and the amazing experiences that have come in to his life because of being a runner. Our runner of the week, Jackie Thomas, talks about how running helped her in college be calm and transition in to her professional career. Serena Marie talks about Bulletproof Coffee and a recent Philadelphia article telling runners to Shut Up. We also discuss a product review of Oofos.
Thu, 7 May 2015
Dr. Rosenberg, author of Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic Every Day, shares us fascinating causes that can be disrupting your sleep. He specifically talks about what we as runners need to know when it comes to sleep. Serena Marie, RD, talks specifically about food and beverages that help and hinder sleep. Denny Krahe of Diz Runs podcast shares his runner story. Our monthly visitor, Vinnie Tortorich shares his sleep story and how a lack of sleep contributed to his Cancer diagnosis. Our book of the month, Meb for Mortals, is announced.
Thu, 30 April 2015
Come for a run with Boston Marathon runners Nichole Bukowski, Jonathan Levitt and Angie Spencer to hear their experiences. Trevor Spencer joins us too to talk about his BAA 5K experience. Serena Marie, RD, and I share our highlights and running the 5K. Our favorite memory may surprise you. Jonathan Levitt talks about his first time running the Boston Marathon and about his interest in November Project.
Thu, 23 April 2015
Dimity McDowell, of Another Mother Runner, and I continue our conversation about depression. We discuss self care and expectations of how to manage depression. Our runner of the week is Dr. Ben Forman, a runner and psychologist who has created Teens Run DC, which offers a mentoring program and also an after-school fitness and social emotional learning sessions. Our Real Food Dietitian, Serena Marie, RD, discusses that challenging winter she had and how she took care of herself through fuel and exercise.
Thu, 16 April 2015
Dimity McDowell, Co-Founder of Another Mother Runner, and Kari discuss their challenges with depression. The conversation definitely feels like one of climbing a really long hill. We then change pace BIG TIME when I interview the Runner of the Week and Also Official Comedian of The Running Lifestyle Show, Liz Miele. Our Go To Real Food Dietitian, Serena Marie, RD discusses what to do when you’re running to the bathroom on vacation.
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Thu, 9 April 2015
Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon, shares with us the history of the race, the course, his recommendations as a runner and race director of how to run the marathon, and where he recommends spectators cheer on their runner. Our Runner of the Week is Angie Spencer from Marathon Training Academy and she shares her journey to get to the starting line of the Boston Marathon. Let’s just say it’s been a long road. Our go-to real food dietitian, Serena Marie, RD, shares what a runner wants to eat and drink 2–3 days after a marathon.
Wed, 8 April 2015
Join Dean Karnazes, coach Seth Kopf of Kopf Running, Serena Marie, RD, and me when we discuss what an amazing marathon Chicago is and the benefits of being a part of the Action for Healthy Kids team. We discuss the course, the fans, the training you get with coach Seth, and the pre-race party.
Thu, 2 April 2015
We discuss the Family Fun Run 5k with previous guest Rebecca Farrell and the Princess Half Marathon with Becky Kotsifas. Serena Marie, RD, discusses how having a low iron count affects sports performance and what foods to eat to bring up iron counts. Then, Vinnie Tortorich comes on for his monthly spot and brings his friend, Rich Roll, along for the ride.
Thu, 26 March 2015
Joanne Ambrogi, physical therapist, yoga instructor, world-class athlete and massage therapist joins Serena Marie, RD, and Kari to discuss the book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. The ladies go in depth about the key parts of a habit and discuss examples from the book and their own lives.
Fri, 20 March 2015
Dean Karnazes comes on and shares the challenge he gave us. Let’s just say Serena Marie, RD, and I say “bring it on”. J.D. Beiting discusses all the details you need to know to join Dean, Serena and me with Action for Healthy Kids. Check out www.therunninglifestyle.com for more information.
Thu, 19 March 2015
Hear Andrew Weaver, John Harris, Jessica Jones, Dave Summers, Serena Marie, RD, and my experience running the 2015 Rock 'N' Half Marathon. We talk all things course, expo, transportation, nutrition and words of advice. In addition the race is compared other half marathons across the country.
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Thu, 12 March 2015
Melanie Curtis, a life coach, sky diving coach, and world traveler, shares with us how running around the world has opened up opportunities in her life. The Runner Dad, Matt Orlando, discusses what running has done for him spiritually, mentally, and physically in addition to how it’s given him the ability to connect with famous runners. Serena Marie, RD, discusses whether you need to eat breakfast every day.
Thu, 5 March 2015
Mike Silverman, Physical Therapist and Running Gait specialist analyzes Kari’s gait through a multiple tests. During the test, Mike uncovers common runners weaknesses Kari demonstrates which has led to ITband issues in the past. Many exercises, word of advice and wisdom are shared to help all runners keep on running strong. Serena Marie, RD, discusses the correlation between gut health and depression. Cliff Ravenscraft, the King of Podcasting, is our Runner of the Week and he shares how he has gone to ignoring his health to becoming a runner and soon to be tri athlete. Our monthly visitor, Vinnie Tortorich comes on the show to discuss March’s book of the month. A runner’s meet up in NYC in February is discussed with Sarah Boschung.
Thu, 26 February 2015
Dr. John Ratey, MD, discusses and answers listeners' questions surrounding his book, 'Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization'.
We hear from Serena Marie, RD, about all things metabolism. Lisa Stephens shares how she went from having breast cancer and being overweight to running. Meaghan Nana-Sinkam comes on discuss the Pickle Race in Media, Pennsylvania. Sarah Boschung, Serena and I break some exciting news regarding Bruttus, the official cat of the Running Lifestyle Show.
Thu, 19 February 2015
Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon race director and the same for 30 other races during the year, shares what goes in planning a race from distance planning, marketing, ordering of porta-potties, medals, and much more. We get an inside look of how races have changed significantly through the years. Serena Scott Thomas comes by to tell us all about her first ultramarathon and if she would want to run another one. Our go-to real food dietitian, Serena Marie, RD, discusses the importance of calcium and where to get it from besides dairy products.
Thu, 12 February 2015
Polly de Mille, exercise physiologist, discusses my VO2 max test results and how to incorporate them in to zone training. She discusses what about a fat adapted diet is ideal for distance runners, how to prevent injuries, and how exercise is the best medicine you can take. Serena Marie, RD, talks about the female triad and how "calories in, calories out" is just not a good idea. Stephen Brown talks about his new book, Relentless Mettle - My Cancer, My Rules.
Thu, 5 February 2015
Susan Nowell, physical therapist, discusses with Trey Beauchamp what he needs to do (and not do) to become a runner and prepare for obstacle races. We talk about weighted vests, minimalist shoes, and how every BODY is different. Serena Marie, RD, discusses the who, what, why, and how of a gluten-free diet. We hear from professional runner and entrepreneur Jeremy Nelson. And finally, our monthly visitor, Vinnie Tortorich, reveals a habit that he feels led to his cancer diagnosis.
Thu, 29 January 2015
Nicole DeBoom, Ironman winner, mom, and business owner, has used her talent, passion, and competitive spirit to change the clothes women run in. Nicole and I go for a run, have some girl talk and hear about why it’s so key for Nicole’s body to be strong for her mind to be strong. We also talk about guys and their, um, bodies. Serena Marie, RD, and I talk about body image too. And Serena Marie’s friend Katie Zakreski joins us as the Runner of the Week.
Thu, 22 January 2015
Dr. Teri Goetz, doctor of Chinese medicine and integrative medicine comes back on the show to discuss her own journey with Sjögren’s disease, Hashimoto’s disease and chronic Lyme disease and what she wants you to know from a medical and also personal standpoint. In addition, Dr. Teri Goetz is a life coach and integrates lifestyle choices to overcome autoimmune disorders Serena Marie, RD, returns to talk about. Three points of view of the Pickle Run in Media, PA is shared along with the details about the Back on Your Feet organization.
Thu, 15 January 2015
Dr. John Ratey, a psychiatrist, explains how the brain functions and how just standing can increase focus by 7-10%. We discuss how walking can increase creativity by at least 25%. Walking alone can be like taking a little Ritalin, a little Prozac, and a little Adderall. Serena Marie, RD, uncovers how canola oil is not the darling oil some once thought it was. Pam Mirels, comes on and talks about the gifts she has received from running and the fun places to hang out in NYC.
Thu, 8 January 2015
Serena Marie, RD, gives us the low down of what a fat adapted diet is, why we both believe it’s the most nutrient dense diet, and how to go about eating it. Plenty of tips and tricks are shared. Warning, this episode could be life changing.
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Thu, 1 January 2015
Helen Samson Mullen, an Executive and Life Coach, trained by the likes of Brene Brown and Martha Beck, walks us through how using a vision board can create opportunities for your life. We use my vision board created in November 2013 as an example of what can happen when using this tool. Serena Marie, RD, discusses how she makes New Year's resolutions stick. Our Runner of the Week is Helena Bouchez, who shares how she is using running as a way to manage her ADHD. Vinnie Tortorich shares his mantra for 2015.