The Flourishing Experiment

Kari re-runs (get it?) her interview with Meb Keflezighi from July 2015, announces the ElliptiGO® ARC, and. goes fan-girl crazy over elite runners like Adrianna Nelson and Luke Puskedra. Serena Marie, RD, illustrates the science behind gluten-free diets.


Jabra, a sponsor of TRLS, is giving away a FREE set of Jabra Pulse earbuds in February! To enter to win, head on over to and sign up for the TRLS e-mail list at Don’t forget that February’s winner will also receive an exclusive Skype call with Kari. Kari loves her Jabra Pulse earbuds because of their top-of-the line sound clarity, customizable fit, and ability to connect to many running apps.

The January Jabra Pulse earbuds winner is Marla Lenox from Alabama. Congratulations, Marla! Marla ran the Big Beach Marathon, and she’ll be featured on an upcoming episode to share her race recap and experience there!

Runner of the Week: Meb Keflezighi

Kari shares her experience chatting it up with Meb Keflezighi from “Meb Keflezighi—Achieving Your Dreams Through Hard Work” (Episode 85 Episode 86) and gives listeners an update as well on Mighty Meb now. We typically highlight an everyday Runner of the Week, but in honor of Meb running the Olympic Trials, we thought it would be fitting for Meb to be the Runner of the Week to give him some extra love and good mojo!

Serena Marie, RD

Serena Marie, RD, from the home of one of Meb’s favorite marathons, shares what she found out from Luke Puskedra from “Behind The Scenes at The Chicago Marathon W/ Luke Puskedra, Jon Dunham, & Miguel Blancarte, Jr.” (Episode 99) about why he could run so well.

  • Chats about gluten-free diets (which provide more nutrient-rich options)
  • Discusses Luke’s wife from South Africa who cooks with legumes
  • Offers her take on “leaky gut”
  • Kari talks about Tera Moody from “How to Run the Chicago Marathon, With Tera Moody” (Episode 93) who will also be at the Olympic Marathon Trials and also trains on the ElliptiGO®
  • Talks about how running is so accepting of every type of person (age, shape, and ability)

Remember, at the end of the day, we all have different paces, and we are so fortunate to have the gift of running in our lives.

Next week, Kari interviews aqua fitness professional Connie Lagerhausen who explains how runners can integrate aqua running and boot camps into training as a way to train when injured or even when you’re not.

Namaste TRLS brothers and sisters!


Meb Keflezighi:
Facebook: /MarathonMeb
Twitter: @runmeb
Instagram: @runmeb


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


Kari Gormley:
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Facebook: The Running Lifestyle Show
Twitter: @KariGormley
Instagram: @KariGormley

Direct download: meb-02-11-2016.mp3
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