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.
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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).