The Flourishing Experiment

Kari offers running tips to well-known comedian, Dan Nainan, who’s looking to become a runner. They also talk about how Dan cheated death recently and about his upcoming running journey. Go-to-, real-food dietitian, Serena Marie, RD, answers a listener’s question about salt and electrolytes. Kari shares some breaking news regarding the City of Brotherly Love!

How do you pursue your passion and still be realistic? How do you do something you love by making a major shift in your life (whether it be your career, relationships, habits, or so on)? This week, comedian Dan Nainan runs by to talk about this very topic; he also receives some sage running advice from Kari.

Also, check out these TRLS episodes that we recommend:

  • LS Episode 92: An M.D. Living The Running Lifestyle (with Charlie Barkowski of Running with Miles)

Featured Guest and (Future) Runner of the Week: Dan Nainan

Comedian and world traveler Dan Nainan stops by to get some running advice from Kari and to talk about his future running journey.

Pleate note: Always consult your physician. The following interview is not intended to replace the advice of your physician or medical care provider.

  • Dan wants to take up running and was interested in a recent New York Times article titled, “Meet the Ultra-Fat, Super-Cushioned Running Shoe.”
  • Kari recommends going into a local running store (like Paragon Sports near Dan in New York City). Kari says that the latest research shows to do what comfortable is for you in terms of sneakers.
  • Kari asks Dan to talk about his The Mistake Podcast appearance with Peter Shankman and Peter Keller in Episode 25: “Corporate to Comedy—Finding Time to Pursue Your Passion with Dan Nainan.”
  • Kari asks Dan about changing careers and stereotypes.
  • Back in December 2015, he was working out with a personal trainer for the first time doing a lot of cardio, and he passed out in the locker room. A day later he had brain surgery for an epidural hematoma (which can be fatal).
  • Dan talks about his recovery, which included physical therapy and occupational therapy.
  • He has always been healthy, eats right, and doesn’t drink or smoke.
  • Kari asks what Dan’s fitness routine looks like now and where he’s looking to take it.
  • He tries to get in 10–12 thousand steps per day now, and uses his FitBit.
  • Kari recommends the FitBit Surge.
  • She recommends getting the Jeff Galloway introduction 5K program.
  • Kari also recommends looking up the New York Road Runners for some introduction programs and to meet fellow runners.
  • She mentions using an ElliptiGO in Central Park.
  • Kari talks about HIIT workouts, which some research shows is healthier for you than running for longer times.
  • Dan feels that it’s never too late to change your career, your health, or whatever you decide to change.

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Serena Marie, RD

Serena Marie, RD, answers a listener’s question about salt and hydration.

  • She’s OK with those who do not have a diagnosis of high blood pressure using salt in their diets BUT only if they choose the majority of their foods from clean, unprocessed food sources.
  • It’s OK to have frozen fruits and vegetables in your diet, but steer clear of convenience boxed foods or frozen dinners that contain too much sodium.
  • Since we sweat so much, especially in the summer, it’s OK to replace the salt that you lose.
  • Serena recommends using a pink Himalayan sea salt.
  • Aside from Himalayan sea salt, Serena recommends Celtic salt.
  • Serena shares her thoughts on drinks like Powerade and Gatorade.
  • She recommends a drink such as Tailwind
  • For five years, Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter tried to get a sugar tax put on drinks; however, the current mayor, Jim Kenney, just got this tax approved. Drinks will be taxed 1.5 cents per ounce. Check out the Philly.com article here.

Gratitude Jar (Woot! Woot!)

Kari is grateful that Philadelphia passed the “soda tax.” She is very grateful for Mayor Nutter who gave her a huge bear hug when she crossed the Philadelphia Marathon finish line.

Serena is grateful for the discovery that she made accidentally that one of the most fun ways to get into weightlifting as a runner is to stick in some cardio in between sessions/reps, such as box jumps, jumping jacks, or kettlebell swings.

Next week, Kari interviews some of her favorite podcasters—  and Vinnie Tortorich. Anna has a new book coming out called Eat Happy.

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Kari interviews a mother-daughter trio who ran the relay portion of the Delaware Marathon Running Festival in May 2016. They talk about the mother-daughter relationship, how running is a gift, and how we can share running with our families. They also chat about how it’s never too late to try something new, body image in regard to how to raise daughters, and being present in moments you know you’ll have for the rest of your life. Kari and Serena Marie, RD, talk about “outside grocery stores” and Serena’s and Kari’s favorite items to snag (which might surprise you!).

It’s really never too late to try something new, is it? Whether it’s trying a new food or starting a new exercise routine, you’re apt to never regret giving it a try! We all have choices in life, and what we choose affects more than just ourselves at times. Look around you and think about your role models and also who you might be a role model to! Check out these TRLS episodes that today’s inspiring mother-daughter trio and our own go-to, real-food dietician would recommend:

Featured Guests and Runners of the Week: The Sepinwalls

The Sepinwalls (mother Sharyn and two daughters Deborah and Amy) talk about running the Delaware Marathon Running Festival relay together and how that was to run on a relay team. They talk about how to raise daughters with strong self-esteems and about modeling your behavior can make a difference in your children’s lives. It’s all-too easy to be hard on yourself, but you have to push past that to set a good example for your children!

  • Originally it was the daughters’ joint moment of genius to run the relay option.
  • When they first e-mailed Sharyn with the idea, she responded immediately and thought it was a good idea.
  • All of a sudden, Sharyn realized that she had to train.
  • Amy first ran the half in 2014, and Amy, Deborah, and their father ran the relay portion in 2015. They thought that the race was a very easy event logistically and very well run, so they wanted to do it again in 2016.
  • Their father was injured in 2016 so wasn’t able to be a part of the relay team.
  • They want to include their youngest sister Andrea to make it a family event in the future.
  • Sharyn explains that about a year ago she attended boot camp classes but wasn’t into running. She spent a good part of the winter in Florida, so she was able to exercise every day and to start a walk/run/swim regime.
  • She Googled “Couch potato to 5K” but didn’t see any programs that she fell in love with, so she asked her husband (a seasoned marathoner) to help with a training plan.
  • From starting to adapt a running lifestyle, she felt accomplished and good about herself. It was empowering.
  • Deborah makes CDs for Sharyn with all of her favorite music.
  • Amy is Sharyn’s go-to person for exercise and running advice.
  • Both daughters are her inspiration in starting this journey to train for the relay. She quickly realized that she had the ability and the energy to run, and she’s very proud of herself and amazed.
  • Kari’s definition of a runner is that if there were a fire, you could run. It’s about health, the mind, and keeping yourself healthy for the long haul with running.
  • Deborah is a psychologist, and she encourages physical activity, which is an important adjunct to mental health treatment. She incorporates it in her treatment recommendations. She thinks it’s so remarkable that even though her mom’s mind says, “I hate exercising,” she didn’t let her body follow suit. She chooses a different course for herself independent of her mind.
  • Amy lives in Swarthmore and works in Philadelphia. Her work is in ethics and law, and she works in a department with a good number of very serious runners. There’s a culture around participating in many running events.
  • After running, Amy feels like it’s a lifesaver and refreshing. It’s time for her to be alone and be in her head. She tries to race one race per month. She feels like the effort that she puts in pays off.
  • Amy recommends races in the Lancaster, PA area (like the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon [find out what the Road Apple award is!] and Garden Spot Half Marathon, which includes access to a pool and hot showers after the event) that go through Amish farmland. She loves seeing the Amish children and horse-drawn carriages. It feels like being a world away.
  • Deborah recommends the very first half marathon that she ran on her birthday and in her dad. It’s the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half Marathon in South Carolina.
  • She also loves the Vermont Covered Bridges Half Marathon. She also really likes the Cohasset Road Race by the Sea (10K in MA).
  • Sharyn’s husband started running in his 40s, he has run two marathons, and his daughters were inspired by virtue of watching him train.
  • Sharyn admits to not always being the best role model when it comes to fitness and healthy eating.
  • Sharyn teaches at McGill University in Montreal, and her PhD is in integrated studies. She completed her PhD in 2002, and Deborah and Amy both have PhDs as well.
  • As moms, we’re doing the best job we can, and perhaps not everything we do in our lives is role-model material.
  • Raising three daughters, Sharyn feels like she wasn’t being mindful about what she would say about her body, what she cooked, and getting on the scale as they grew up. She feels like she could have promoted a better body image. As she looks back on it, she realizes there were some judgment errors along the way.
  • She mentions being black and right with no gray.
  • Amy and Deborah agree that there wasn’t such a social consciousness around body image versus today, so she thinks Sharyn’s thinking in an unfair way because the level of information and accessibility wasn’t what it is today. As a result of that, they picked up where their parents left off to develop habits and relationships to food, body image, and so on.
  • They hope to do one of the Lancaster County area events as a family or the Delaware Running Festival next year to make it an annual tradition.
  • Before the relay, Sharyn was very nervous even though she trained and worked so hard to do the distance.
  • The relay for the daughters was about celebrating their mom and the fact that she could run at almost 70 years old.
  • The end of the race was extremely emotional for Sharyn, which surprised her. Her grandson made a wonderful poster, and they made t-shirts to wear that said, “Go Sharyn!”
  • Sharyn feels that running is a gift that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

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Serena Marie, RD

Kari and Serena Marie, RD, chat about farmers markets picks.

  • Serena shares her love of farmers markets (a.k.a. a grocery store outside). She thinks it’s a really great way to support your local community and get access to some really awesome items that you might not be able to get otherwise. It’s a great thing to do with your children to expose them to healthy eating.
  • Kari likes the CSA box option. She like to get to know the farmers and ask them tips on how to pick out items.
  • Some of Serena’s favorite items to buy at farmers markets are eggs, bison bones (to freeze and use them for homemade broth or soups), and fat (such as duck fat).

Gratitude Jar (Woot! Woot!)

Kari is grateful for the swimming pool at the swim team at the JCC.

Serena is grateful for the Fitocracy app that helps you track your fitness routine or running. It has a competitive element to it with earning points.

Next week, Kari offers some running tips to well-known comedian, Dan Nainan, who’s looking to become a runner. They also talk about how Dan cheated death six months ago and about his plans to become a runner.

Kari raves about her family’s watermelon slushy where you blend ice, watermelon, and fresh mint. Do you have a favorite summer drink recipe that you’d like to share? Sign up for the 11 Strategies to Live the Running Lifestyle here.

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Kari captures post-race interviews and stories with four inspirational runners after the Big Day 5K sponsored by Empowered Yoga. Kari and Serena Marie, RD, chat about Kari’s experience as a race announcer at a triathlon in Maryland, as well as protein powder recommendations.

Support is so important—and we don’t mean sports bras!—when it comes to following your running dreams. From the logistics of getting ready for an early morning race or needing that pick me up at the halfway point in your race by seeing a homemade sign just for you, having your partner’s support at home and on race day is paramount.

On the show today, Kari chats with four runners after a recent 5K race. Here are some links to TRLS episodes mentioned or suggested:

  • “Running on Transcendental Meditation With Dr. Norman Rosenthal” (Episode 133)
  • “From Heart Surgery to Running Marathons: Brent Robertson’s Story” (Episode 117)

Featured Guests: Chelsea, Megan, Jenna, and Sherry

Kari chats with four runners after the third annual Race on the Big Day 5K and 1.5-Mile Walk sponsored by Empowered Yoga in Wilmington, DE, on February 7, 2016. One popular theme seemed to be partners’ support and being thankful and grateful for such support. You never know if you will be that spark for someone else, too!

Chelsea

  • This was Chelsea’s first race post-baby to set a baseline. Her baby is two months old.
  • She waited about seven weeks post-baby to start running again, and ran up until she was about 30 weeks pregnant.
  • She had an injury that wouldn’t heal, so her doctor told her to stop running at 30 weeks.
  • Chelsea has been running since she was in junior high. She was on the high school cross country ski team, and she ran recreationally year round.
  • She finds running to be mentally clearing and a great way to see different parts of cities. Mentally, she felt so much better when she got back into running after having her daughter.
  • Her first run was about ten minutes long and included walk breaks. Finding the time and motivation is hard knowing that your pace will be slower and that you have to reset your expectations at first.
  • Chelsea takes her daughter out on slower runs or brings her husband Dave with her to switch on and off while running.
  • She says, “Whatever you can do is better than nothing.”
  • Dave, Chelsea’s husband, is the “rock star” husband.
  • They’ve been married for eight years, and he know that’s running is important to Chelsea and her sanity.
  • Dave says it’s a constant battle of conflicting schedules and time, but it makes it easier to co-exist. It’s all about communication.
  • Being a father to a newborn has changed coordinating runs for Dave. It’s a planning exercise every time. Now you can’t run on a whim or in the spur of the moment.
  • Dave surprised her at the race to cheer her on! She thought he was going out for a car wash.

Megan Pinnand

  • She described the race at first as a long, uphill battle, and the race director, Matt Cutrona, did warn runners at the beginning to take it easy on the uphill swing!
  • Megan started out too fast but slowed it down on the downhill portion.
  • She’s recovering from an injury, and it’s her first race back. She tries to race once a month.
  • Megan works full-time and has two kids. Her husband, David, and kids both run too. She ran a 5K in October with her five-year-old daughter. (It’s a different challenge to run with children.)
  • On weekends, she tries to run in the morning before her kids wake up. During the week, she gets up at 5:30 a.m. to run or she can run at lunchtime.
  • In order to go to bed early, she has to turn off Netflix at night and go to bed on time. She focuses on her goals in order to do that.
  • At work, running is a conversational topic, and it’s a good reflection on herself when she reaches her goals and is happier after a run.
  • She recommends trying to keep the same sleep habits, snag moments in the morning to herself, and stretch/sip coffee to battle the blues on non-run days.
  • David takes the kids whenever he needs to and tells Megan to go for a run.
  • If you have to spell it out to your partner, in black and white, then do it!
  • Think about how you feel after you run as motivation to get you out the door.

Jenna Tedesco

  • Jenna mixed running with walking during the 5K.
  • She contracted a very bad staph infection on her face that was near fatal. A year and a half later she had to have a hysterectomy and she was dropped her off the hospital table. She wound up with another staph infection and a perforated bowel. She was in and out of the hospital for months and continuously in the hospital for about six weeks.
  • To keep on going, Jenna told herself that she could not die because she had a daughter that’s now four years old. In the midst of all of that, she had an awareness that whatever it is she was going through, there are lessons embedded in the experience that will serve to polish herself as a human being.
  • She practices and teaches meditation, is a health psychologist, and has developed a meditation program for the VA Medical Center, along with doing work nationally on policy.
  • Jenna decided to come to the race because she is the chair of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention committee (HPDP or “hippy dippy”), and as part of planning for events that would involve the staff and veterans, they identified 5Ks in the local area and promote them as opportunities for people to do some physical activity.

Sherry Knapp

  • Sherry lost 94 pounds with Weight Watchers and is a runner.
  • She ended up having diabetes, high blood pressure, and low self-esteem.
  • After a few months of eating right but not exercising, she decided to go to the gym. She lost more weight, and it felt so good to go to the gym. She would walk the treadmill and eventually started running. Tracy Rodriguez, a Weight Watchers leader, asked Sherry to join her at a 5K Delaware Mud Run, and she fell in love with racing.
  • She runs with her husband Steve, and if he crosses the finish line, he gets a beer.
  • During the summer, she started eating bean burgers instead of hamburgers. She doesn’t eat a lot of red meat and now eats a lot of vegetables (like spinach or avocados).

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Kari and Serena Marie, RD, chat about the importance of eating protein, Desiree Linden, and the New York City Marathon.

  • Kari gives an update on her knee swelling and back injury and her opportunity to interview Olympic runner Desiree Linden. Her favorite yoga poses are the warrior poses.
  • Desi was with her coach, Kevin Hanson, of the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project.
  • Kari talks about being mentored by Ken Berger, a race announcer, who announces for the Marine Corps Marathon. He mentored her at the General Smallwood Sprint in Indian Head, MD.
  • Kari mentions ADHD reWired with Eric Tivers.
  • Serena talks about the importance of eating protein, especially for the elderly population.
  • Serena recommends taking 3,000 mg of HMB to help prevent muscle mass breakdown.
  • For vegetarians, Serena says to look at the ingredient list for a clean list (pea protein powder, hemp protein powder)—no trans fats, hydrogenated oils, no added sugars, and so on.Look at the macronutrient ratio; you don’t want a lot of calories from carbohydrates. You don’t need to spend money on an expensive carb-laden protein powder.
  • Serena likes Vega, Sunwarrior, and Garden of Life protein powders. To shop for other products and also support the podcast, visit http://www.therunninglifestyle.com/support/.
  • Kari recommends The Little Beet
  • Serena recommends adding grapes to a kale smoothie (a portion size of 16 grapes for 15 grams of carbs).

Gratitude Jar (Woot! Woot!)

Kari is grateful because she was able to experience her trip to NY with her husband Robert and the Big Kahuna (her son Will). Robert took Will to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum while Kari interviewed people in Central Park.

Serena is grateful that her grandma is OK after a health scare and can get more things that she needs to be healthy, happy, and safe.

Next week, Kari interviews a mother-daughter trio who ran the relay option of the Delaware Marathon Running Festival in May 2016. They talk about the mother-daughter relationship, how running is a gift, and how we can share running with our families.

Upcoming Events
Kari will be in Northern Virginia around the July 4 weekend, so check out the Events page for more details! She’ll also be attending the Podcast Movement Conference in Chicago July 6–8 and in the ‘burbs of Milwaukee and Madison, WI on July 11–13. E-mail Kari at Kari@TheRunningLifestyle.com to connect.

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Featured Guest, psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, who coined the term Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), joins Kari to talk about SAD, transcendental meditation, and mindfulness. Runner of the Week, Erica Barton shares how she went from couch potato to marathoner—all while being legally blind. Serena Marie, RD, talks about the benefits potato skins (not the appetizer!). Kari and Serena talk about parsnip chips and kettlebells in this week’s installment of Gratitude Jar.

Pssst! Want to learn how to become luckier and more focused? There’s this little thing called transcendental meditation that might just blow your mind.

It can help you

  • connect your body and mind;
  • build a better brain;
  • be in the zone;
  • accept losses; and
  • so much more!

On the show today, Kari chats with world-renowned psychiatrist, public speaker, and best-selling author Norman E. Rosenthal about Seasonal Affective Disorder, transcendental meditation, and mindfulness. Here are some links to books mentioned during the interview:

Featured Guest: Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal

Norman E. Rosenthal is a world-renowned psychiatrist, public speaker, and best-selling author who is known for his innovative research and inspirational writings. Kari interviews him this week about transcendental meditation, mindfulness, SAD, and much more!

Pleate note: Always consult your physician. The following interview is not intended to replace the advice of your physician or medical care provider.

  • Rosenthal is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is listed as one of the best doctors in America.
  • He is a highly cited researcher who has written over 200 scholarly articles, and authored or co-authored eight popular books. These include Winter Blues, the New York Times bestseller Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation, and the Los Angeles Times bestseller The Gift of Adversity.
  • Rosenthal has conducted numerous clinical trials of medications and alternative treatments, such as transcendental meditation for psychiatric disorders, and the treatment of depression with Botox.
  • He is the TRLS June Book Club author, for his book, Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation.
  • Rosenthal has SAD himself and talks about his experiences with the disorder. He talks a bit about the signs/symptoms of SAD versus when you have the “winter blues.”
  • When meditating, you get fluxes of alpha waves, especially in the frontal areas of the brain, that are soothing. Rosenthal talks about brain coherence, which means different parts of the brain experience the same wavelengths at the same time. This is associated with the brain collaborating and being more efficient.
  • He explains the difference between mindfulness and medita
  • Kari talks about the “Jon Kabat-Zinn” way of meditation and Deepak Chopra and Oprah’s meditation class.
  • Kari talks about mindfulness stress-based reduction training.
  • Transcendental meditation can help in the following ways: connecting body and mind, building a better brain, being in the zone, having internal growth, asking yourself, “Who do I want to be?”, being engaged with relationships or work, accepting losses, and so on.
  • Rosenthal points out two particular chapters: Meditate and Grow Rich and Meditate and Grow Happy.
  • Kari mentions one story in Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation with Ray Dalio.
  • They discuss sleep and transcendental meditation.
  • He speaks to practicing transcendental meditation and running.
  • During transcendental meditation, according to Rosenthal, the brain delivers you gifts from your subconscious.
  • Rosenthal speaks to how parts of the government/the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are using transcendental meditation.
  • Kari talks about finding her “Cameron Diaz” moment of sorts while recording The Running Lifestyle Camp ad.

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Runner of the Week: Erica Barton

Erica Barton, an amazing woman who is legally blind (with optic atrophy), went from getting off the couch to being afraid of breaking a treadmill, to running the Seattle Marathon!

Serena Marie, RD

Serena Marie, RD, talks about the nutritional benefits of eating potato skins (no, not the appetizer!).

  • The benefit to eating potato skins is the fiber that they contain. They are mostly a source of insoluble fiber.
  • Serena reviews the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber.
  • She also defines what a “standard American diet” looks like.
  • When transitioning from a standard American diet to a more nutrient-rich diet, many people have issues increasing their fiber intake.
  • As you increase vegetables, steam them or chop them up finely to break down the cellulose/fiber to help digest them with less intolerance.

Gratitude Jar (Woot! Woot!)

Kari is grateful for is a new product at Trader Joe’s called parsnip chips. They are so good that they might be a trigger food, but thankfully they only have a few ingredients!

Serena is grateful for kettlebells. Follow Serena on Periscope @SerenaMarieRD to check them out!

Next week, Kari talks all about the post-race runner's’ high. She interviews several runners after the Race on the Big Day 5K sponsored by Empowered Yoga.

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Kari hangs out with go-to, real-food dietitian, Serena Marie, RD, and physical therapist and yoga teacher, Joanne Ambrogi to gab about March’s Book Club book Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being. Runner of the Week, Kelly Martin, shares her experience running with her dog, Mya.

Want in on a little secret? We’ve found the modern-day manual of how to live!

Are you stuck with your genetic destiny and you think there’s nothing you can do about it?

Or do you think we “manipulate” our genes through particular lifestyles to change our destiny?

On the show today, we share what the March Book Club book means to us. Here are some helpful links:

 

Super Talk: March Book Club

Want in on a little secret? We’ve found the modern-day manual of how to live! Are you stuck with your genetic destiny and there’s nothing you can do about it? Or can you “manipulate” your genes through particular lifestyles to change your fate? Kari, Serena, and Joanne talk about March’s Book Club featured pick, Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being.

  • Serena explains what the terms “radical well-being,” “epigenetics,” and “microbium” mean.
  • The main concept of the book is how genes are not hard wired. In essence, the DNA that we get from our parents sets up the blueprint of how we’ll look, what diseases we may get one day, and so on, Years ago, doctors thought that the cards you got dealt were the cards you had, so to speak. But Super Genes defies this notion.
  • Kari notes that the book states that your DNA accounts for only 5 percent of what could happen to you.
  • Joanne points out that some people will say, “Oh, I can’t do anything about it, because my [fill in family member] had [fill in disease], so now I’m destined to have it.” She feels that this book brings about an awareness where it’s very empowering if you choose to take the book’s message. The books gives you ways to take the message and put it into practical life.
  • Kari loves that the book emphasizes choice. Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization by Dr. John Ratey mentions inflammation, as does Super Genes. We know about diet, and Serena has talked about anti-inflammatory diets, since running causes inflammation in our bodies. (Listen to Episode 123: “Seven Ways To Take Control Of Your Health” and Episode 53: “John Ratey” as examples of this.)
  • Kari thought that the cornerstones in Super Genes were diet, stress, meditation, sleep, and emotions were especially interesting, because they are very similar to Dr. John Ratey’s six keys to living a healthier lifestyle.
  • Serena’ favorite part of the book that threw her of her feet was how the authors mention that psychosocial dwarfism is real.
  • Joanne piggybacks off of Serena’s comments about psychosocial dwarfism in how real it is to keep your stress levels down while pregnant.
  • Joanne points out that you really are the one to determine what the advice will do for you. Having the wherewithal to understand what we don’t understand means needing to slowing down.
  • The book talks about one of the activities that you really need to do—meditation/yoga.
  • Kari found the different meditation styles very interesting, because it relates to the June Book Club book, Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life through Transcendental Meditation by Norman E. Rosenthal, MD.
  • Joanne talks about what helps her sleep and what yogendra is.
  • Kari mentions that the book talks about things that are going on that we think help us, but really don’t, like multitasking
  • Kari’s greatest takeaway is the word “success.” Success is such a powerful word, but “well-being” isn’t as much. How about defining success as living your life well?
  • Kari talks about A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last by Stephen Levine. Joanne would want folks to know that it takes courage to look at your life and to truly sit back and act as if this was the last year of your life.
  • How much of your time did you spend sitting down watching TV or on the computer, for example?
  • Kari mentions a woman named Allison who practices ayurvedic medicine who works with Joanne. Joanne wasn’t surprised at all that Super Genes talks about it.
  • The book talks about how you think determines what types of exercise you choose, what types of foods you eat, and so on, and to balance that is something that most people don’t really think about.
  • Kari mentions the four types of people from Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin.
  • Be aware of your life, and what you think is so key.
  • The book is reader-friendly, and it lays out what you can do if you want to live well. Take one thing at a time, and it’s very realistic.
  • Serena likes how the book shows how powerful the holistic mindset is. The placebo effect and mindset are powerful. She loved reading the science to why that is true.
  • Joanne thinks that the book gives you practical applications to things, and it meets people at different levels depending on what you’re trying to gain by reading the book.
  • Listen to Episode 64: “The Power of Habit and the Need To Believe.”

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To give feedback or ask questions, connect with Kari on Twitter, Facebook, or via e-mail!

Runner of the Week: Kelly Martin

Canadian resident Kelly joins Kari, along with her dog, Mia, who is a sheepadoodle, to chat about how it is to run with Mia and why she chose the particular breed.

  • Kari references Episode 127: “How To Run With And Away From Dogs With Veterinarian Ernie Ward.”
  • She tells Kari that working breeds make good running dogs.
  • She started running with Mia when Mia was two years old. Dogs’ bones can be fully grown before you can run with them.
  • She runs with Mia six days a week at around a nine-minute mile pace.
  • Pick the right dog. When talking to breeders or a rescue facility, make sure the dog is a high-energy dog.
  • She’s been running for about ten years, and her advice is to just keep going. The hardest part is the first kilometer (or mile).
  • Kari mentions that TRLS Action for Healthy Kids teammates Foti and Todd both run with their dogs.

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Gratitude Jar (Woot! Woot!)

Joanne is grateful to be able to look outside and see the sun and the breeze. She felt rich gratitude.

Serena is grateful for her family in New Jersey. She’s grateful that so many of her family and friends live on the Jersey Shore and that she has a true feeling of being wrapped in the most wonderful nostalgia and being on the water. She’s so grateful that she can relive beautiful memories of her childhood.

Kari is grateful for Super Genes and to be able to talk to Serena and Joanne about it—to be able to look at the information and to ask what they think.

Next week, Kari interviews Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, who wrote Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life through Transcendental Meditation.

Contact:

Joanne Ambrogi:
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Kelly Martin:
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Serena Marie, RD:
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Kari Gormley:
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Happy Global Running Day! The day has finally come to take inspiration from The Running Lifestyle Show and put it into action! We’ve pleased to announce the inaugural The Running Lifestyle Camp!

What is The Running Lifestyle Camp?

  • You (and only YOU) get to decide what success and happiness is to you (not what the Joneses say, but YOU)
  • It is a fun-filled, nine-week, eighteen-session camp.
  • We offer two live Zoom sessions per week—on Mondays (Monday Night Campfire Motivation) from 8–8:45 p.m. EST and on Fridays (Friday Afternoon “Tug of War”) from 1–1:45 p.m. EST—that will also be recorded.
  • We’ll feature Camp Counselors who are specialists in their fields to answer your questions that you submit ahead of time.

The Running Lifestyle Camp Schedule

  • June 13: Kari Gormley, Camp Director, helps you find your North Star, write down your Camp goals, and figure out your intentions.
  • June 20: Serena Marie, RD, will answer your nutritional questions live.
  • June 27: Robert Rosenberg, sleep doctor and author of Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic Every Day, will answer your questions.
  • July 4–10: Camp Recess: We’ll catch you back on July 11.
  • July 11: Fellow runner and creative guru, Brent Robertson (design agency owner, a Cub Scout leader and marathoner) talks about what happens when you go to the great outdoors to obtain your greatest health benefits.
  • July 18: Integrative medicine and general practitioner Vinny Kripalu, MD, will share what habits are keystone for living a deep, fulfilled life of health and happiness.
  • July 25: Athletic trainer, podcaster, marathoner, and past guest of The Running Lifestyle Show, Denny Krahe from the Diz Runs Podcast, answers your questions about injuries and the exercises that have helped runners overcome common injuries.
  • August 1: Chetna Kripalu, MD, will share the habits she uses to lead a healthy life and what you can do too.
  • August 8: Physical therapist, meditation teacher, yoga teacher, world-class lacrosse player, and teacher of A Year To Live class, Joanne Ambrogi, will chat with us about taking a holistic view of our bodies.
  • August 15: How have you celebrated your life this summer? What has come into it? Who has come into it? How are your relationships? Did you see some shifts in your life? This week will be one big bonfire of love and laughter.

Who is this The Running Lifestyle Camp not for?

  • You prefer to do things by yourself. You don’t need someone to help you and/or you don’t like to be part of a group that is working on habits, behaviors, and relationships.
  • You want to qualify for the Boston Marathon or become a professional runner, and you want to know how to do it.
  • You just want to talk about running and injuries, and that’s it.
  • I am so overwhelmed this summer, and all I want to do is chill.

Sign Me Up!
Reserve your spot today for this exclusive opportunity by signing up here. If you register by Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (midnight EST), you’ll be invited to our special pre-Camp session via Zoom on Thursday, June 9 from 8–8:45 p.m. EST! This is a time to meet your fellow campers before Camp officially kicks off.

Option 1: A one-time price of $297 paid upfront via Paypal

Option 2: A payment plan of $198 in two installments (the first payment will be due before Camp, and the second will be due 30 days after Camp ends)

Money-Back Guarantee

If you attend all of the sessions in the first 30 days, you’ve done the “Camp take-home activities,” and you don’t see any positive shifts in your life, you will receive a refund. This Camp is about creating a life that you love, and anything worth doing takes work!

Got Questions?

Contact Kari at Kari@TheRunningLifestyle.com today!

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