The Flourishing Experiment

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:

  • What is We Finish Together and why Kim started it
  • Why there is no set standard to receive a medal
  • Kim is a unicorn, the only person to ever have Mitochondrial Disease, Lupus, and Cancer
  • Why she drastically changed her appearance
  • What Kim uses as fuel during her long distance races
  • Why Kim runs for Kevin Bianco through Wear Blue Run To Remember
  • How the Blue Mile in the Marine Corps Marathon shows the price of freedom
  • Why she got tattoos and now loves yoga
  • Why “Use Your Mind To Be Alive”
  • Kim’s upcoming races - Jingle All The Way 5K, Shamrock Half Marathon, Rock ’n Roll Half Marathon in Washington, D.C., and Cupid Undies Run
  • Why set big goals
  • Kim’s words of encouragement - Go You!, Enjoy Every Moment, It’s about how you react to people, Don’t let running define you, Find 5 people at the Starting Line and wish them a great race

After hearing Kim I'm sure you'll be inspired to want to learn even more about her. Please visit 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 (hyperlink) when you use the code RUNLIFE.

  • Why Hunter started running
  • How to be mindful while running
  • What Western moms sometimes do that doesn’t help them
  • When Hunter’s ego takes over her running

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, and also a sponsor of the Running Lifestyle Show, will also be donating medals to We Finish Together.

Serena Marie, RD

  • How to eat mindfully and why it's important
  • What happens when your body is stressed while eating
  • Why we should schedule a time to eat


Kim Stemple:
Facebook: /kimberlystemple
Twitter: @StempleKim

Hunter Clarke-Fields:
Facebook: /huntercyoga
Twitter: @HunterCYoga
YouTube: /hunteryoga

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

Direct download: stemple-11-23-2015.mp3
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