Running On Om

Julia Hanlon

Join Julia Hanlon, creator and host of the Running On Om for insightful conversations with women who have committed their lives to endurance sports and the outdoors.

In Chapter One of Running On Om, from 2013-2016, Julia embarked on a journey to explore questions of the mind, body and spirit connection with a diverse range of guests. After taking a break from the podcast, from 2019-2020, Julia returned to explore how female endurance athletes and outdoor adventurers navigate these questions and more. Julia is no longer releasing new ROO episodes, but the podcast still strives to empower, inspire, and uplift all who listen to these powerful stories, all the while elevating the women who share them.

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In this mini episode, Julia Hanlon discusses the future of the ROO podcast. After taking a planned 2-month break from the podcast, Julia has decided to take an indefinite break. In this episode, Julia explains the why behind taking an indefinite break and expresses her gratitude to the amazing ROO team, listener community, and sponsors.To stay in touch with Julia, feel free to email her at runningonom@gmail.comStay up to date with what Julia is offering through her twice yearly newsletter, sign up at http://eepurl.com/bFLMS5. 

Dec 2020

4 min 51 sec

This month's Soul Sister Sessions is all about gratitude and the relationship gratitude has with running and life. Abbey and Julia answer a range of listener questions themed around gratitude, sharing their lived experiences and how they both apply gratitude day to day.This episode covers the following topics:Check in with Abbey and Julia and background to the topic of gratitudeAbbey’s snake storyPracticing gratitude when dealing with injuriesSupporting friends that are injuredReturning from injury and managing the fears of becoming re-injuredSupporting and cheering for friends and teammates when you are injuredCross training and how to make it more enjoyable when you’re unable to do your primary sportInjuries vs niggles and how to develop more awareness of the differenceClosing thoughtsJulia also announces in the outro that ROO will be taking a pause for the months of October and November. The podcast re-launched just shy of a year ago, and alongside the additional stresses of COVID 19, the pause will provide an opportunity to take a break and re-assess how the podcast will look moving forward. This is our final episode for the next two months.Take a 2-minutes to offer your anonymous feedback on your listening experience of The Running On Om podcast here.____EPISODE LINKSAbbey's InstagramAbbey's TwitterAbbey's Facebook____SPONSORSPlatinum PTThis podcast is sponsored by Platinum PT. Platinum Physical Therapy is a private practice sports medicine clinic whose mission is to provide evidence-based physical therapy care to help people live their healthiest lives possible. They have clinics located in Ashland, Hopkinton, and Milford Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. The physical therapists at Platinum PT work with their patients one on one at every treatment in order to provide consistent care from day one until discharge. They are runners themselves and understand the demands that endurance athletes experience in training at the recreational and elite levels. In addition to traditional physical therapy through insurance, they offer cash pay services including use of the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, strength & conditioning programming, running gait analysis, dry needling, and telehealth appointments for those far away. For more information, please visit their website at platinumptma.comPlatinum PT’s FacebookXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.To receive 10% off Xendurance visit http://shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomXND’s Instagram.XND’s FacebookXND’s TwitterXND’s Clinical Studies____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 18 min

Danielle Black Lyons is a surfer, artist, mother and co-founder of Textured Waves, a collective aimed at promoting diversity in surfing. Danielle lives in California with her husband and son and surfs daily. Danielle co-founded Textured Waves with several other women in response to a representation issue in surfing. The goal of Textured Waves is to elevate the culture and sport of women's surfing towards women of color and underrepresented demographics through representation, community, and sisterly camaraderie. This episode covers the following topics:What Danielle’s mornings look likeGrowing up in the water and her family’s connection to the waterHow she started surfing and her progression learning to surfNavigating white spacesMotherhood, navigating postpartum depression,  and raising her sonThe inspiration to create Textured WavesDiversity in surfingThe water as a healing spaceLiving in London and being away from the waterFuture goals for Textured Waves____EPISODE LINKSDanielle's InstagramDanielle's ArtworkTextured Waves InstagramTextured Waves WebsiteSea Us Now Film Premiere____SPONSORSPlatinum PTThis podcast is sponsored by Platinum PT. Platinum Physical Therapy is a private practice sports medicine clinic whose mission is to provide evidence-based physical therapy care to help people live their healthiest lives possible. They have clinics located in Ashland, Hopkinton, and Milford Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. The physical therapists at Platinum PT work with their patients one on one at every treatment in order to provide consistent care from day one until discharge. They are runners themselves and understand the demands that endurance athletes experience in training at the recreational and elite levels. In addition to traditional physical therapy through insurance, they offer cash pay services including use of the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, strength & conditioning programming, running gait analysis, dry needling, and telehealth appointments for those far away. For more information, please visit their website at platinumptma.comPlatinum PT’s Facebook____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.comEpisode Artwork by Ashleigh Yob

Sep 2020

1 hr 1 min

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom is a former professional runner now working as a registered nurse and a running coach. She lives and works close to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Born in Kapsabet Kenya, Janet came to the US on an athletic scholarship, before becoming a decorated professional runner. Janet has run in multiple Olympic Trials (including the most recent US 2020 marathon trials in Atlanta), and represented the US at the 2012 Olympics, placing 12th in the 10000m. She has a half marathon PR of 1:09:55 and a marathon best of 2:29:45, among other impressive running credentials. This conversation covers the following topics:Living by the Grand CanyonWorking as a nurse and working with her husbandMeeting her husband JayWanting to go to college, and how she ended up on an athletic scholarshipWanting to help her siblings go to collegeHow she got into professional runningBeing coached by the great Jack DanielsHer unusual approach to racing, and being supported by her coachCompeting at various Olympic trials, and racing at the 2012 OlympicsWhere running fits into her life nowCoaching runners and her coaching philosophy____EPISODE LINKSJanet's InstagramJanet's TwitterJanet's FacebookJanet's Vdo02____SPONSORSPlatinum PTThis podcast is sponsored by Platinum PT. Platinum Physical Therapy is a private practice sports medicine clinic whose mission is to provide evidence-based physical therapy care to help people live their healthiest lives possible. They have clinics located in Ashland, Hopkinton, and Milford Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. The physical therapists at Platinum PT work with their patients one on one at every treatment in order to provide consistent care from day one until discharge. They are runners themselves and understand the demands that endurance athletes experience in training at the recreational and elite levels. In addition to traditional physical therapy through insurance, they offer cash pay services including use of the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, strength & conditioning programming, running gait analysis, dry needling, and telehealth appointments for those far away. For more information, please visit their website at platinumptma.comPlatinum PT’s FacebookXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonom____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Sep 2020

59 min 18 sec

Marilyn Okoro is a British professional middle distance runner, who has competed at the pinnacle of her sport at the Olympics, World Championships, and Commonwealth Games. She has spent time in both the United States and United Kingdom training, and is now living in Northern England as she prepares to make the 2021 Great Britain Olympic team.Marilyn is honest and vulnerable in this conversation, which includes the following topics:Playing lacrosse and her start at runningRecognising her talent as an athlete whilst pursuing academic goalsCommonwealth Games selection and turning proRacing in 2007 and 2008The challenges and politics in team selectionsNavigating coaching changesLiving and training in the United StatesReturning back to train in EnglandOvercoming setbacks and performance slumpsBody image and mental healthAsking for helpWorking with former rivalsPublic speaking and her work outside of runningGoals for the 2021 Olympics and the future____EPISODE LINKSMarilyn's InstagramMarilyn's TwitterMarilyn's Facebook____SPONSORPlatinum PTThis podcast is sponsored by Platinum PT. Platinum Physical Therapy is a private practice sports medicine clinic whose mission is to provide evidence-based physical therapy care to help people live their healthiest lives possible. They have clinics located in Ashland, Hopkinton, and Milford Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. The physical therapists at Platinum PT work with their patients one on one at every treatment in order to provide consistent care from day one until discharge. They are runners themselves and understand the demands that endurance athletes experience in training at the recreational and elite levels. In addition to traditional physical therapy through insurance, they offer cash pay services including use of the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, strength & conditioning programming, running gait analysis, dry needling, and telehealth appointments for those far away. For more information, please visit their website at platinumptma.comPlatinum PT’s Facebook____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 6 min

Ajeé Wilson is a professional middle distance runner, running for Adidas and the Juventus Track Club in Philadelphia. She is a 2016 Olympian, 2021 hopeful and a multiple-time American Record holder. Ajeé turned Pro out of high school, foregoing the traditional NCAA path, forging her own way whilst still gaining a college degree. Ajeé’s drive and determination to succeed is prominent throughout this podcast. This conversation covers the following:Her first memory runningRunning with her dad and how he influenced her later in lifeHow her sister introduced her to trackRealizing her potential as a runnerHer first coach Dawn, and the humility that transitioned her to her current coachGoing Pro out of high schoolHer mentors and role modelsTraining in 2020 and the pandemicSetting the American Record in the 800 meters in Monaco and future goalsHer mantras and racing philosophyHow she downshiftsHer love for Beyonce and her go to pre-race song____EPISODE LINKSAjeé's InstagramAjeé's Twitter____SPONSORSPlatinum PTThis podcast is sponsored by Platinum PT. Platinum Physical Therapy is a private practice sports medicine clinic whose mission is to provide evidence-based physical therapy care to help people live their healthiest lives possible. They have clinics located in Ashland, Hopkinton, and Milford Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. The physical therapists at Platinum PT work with their patients one on one at every treatment in order to provide consistent care from day one until discharge. They are runners themselves and understand the demands that endurance athletes experience in training at the recreational and elite levels. In addition to traditional physical therapy through insurance, they offer cash pay services including use of the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, strength & conditioning programming, running gait analysis, dry needling, and telehealth appointments for those far away. For more information, please visit their website at platinumptma.comPlatinum PT’s Facebook____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 4 min

Alison Mariella Désir is a runner, mother, and an activist. She is the founder of Harlem Run, as well as several other running collectives for women. She is a Global Ambassador for Hoka One One, and Athlete Advisor for Oiselle. Alison has a huge presence in the running community, of which she is a powerful advocate for women, both on a grassroots level and on a higher platform with brands and key community leaders. This is a powerful conversation with Alison, and covers the following topics:Her one year old son and motherhoodHow she got her nickname ‘Powdered Feet’ and her childhoodHer early experiences runningHer parents preparing her for the worldBeing a minority in schoolFeeling more accepted and belonging in collegeBeing inspired to run a marathonThe importance of structureFounding Harlem Run, and the evolution to what it is todaySharing and having a collaborative partnerHow she met her husbandWho inspires herHer goals and future ambitions as a runner and advocateWomxn Run the Vote and how she got involved with Oiselle____EPISODE LINKSAlison's InstagramAlison's WebsiteAlison's TwitterAlison's LinkedInMeaning Thru MovementHarlemrun.comAlison's PatreonWomxn Run The VoteThe Oiselle Website Just Got Cooler Resources GaloreMsLatoshaBrown.comBlackVotersMatterFund.org____SPONSORSJaybirdJaybird creates high performance wireless headphones for athletes. ‘Designed for Athletes, Built for Adventure’ is the core of Jaybirds ethos.Trail runs up high, climbing at shady cliffs, and SUPing on the lake are a few of the ways we’re filling the hot, sunny days of late summer—we’re already trying to minimize being indoors, so it’s the perfect time to get outside. And for many of us, it’s almost time to drop back into school, work, or even just the new normal. Whatever the next few months hold for you, Jaybird’s True Wireless Vista headphones will keep you motivated through the final days of summer, and keep you focused up when it’s time to buckle down. Get out there, live it up, and enjoy your freedom to your favorite soundtrack.Vista: Vista is Jaybird's first dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, and sweat proof set of true wireless earbuds. Vista's innovative design and unrivaled combination of comfort and performance ensure you'll never worry about them falling out and slowing you down.Jaybird would like to offer 10% off a Jaybird Vista purchase to all ROO listeners. Use code ROO10 on Jaybirdsport.comOiselleOiselle is a Seattle based, women run athletic apparel company, for women. Oiselle makes beautifully designed and functional running apparel for female athletes of all ages, paces, and places and brings together a community of women who love to move, run, and fly. Their mission is threefold: make great products, improve the sport, and build the sisterhood. Oiselle makes apparel for both recreational runners and women who are at the pinnacle of their sport, and everything in between. Three American Records have been set in Oiselle uniforms, and their extended sizing means there is something for everyone. The design and wear testing process is extensive, and they use models that are as diverse as their incredible product choices. Oiselle’s website is full of free resources for training plans, advice for girls and much more. As part of Oiselle’s social mission, they created the Bras For Girls program, aimed at encouraging participation in sport for late elementary to middle school girls.  They donate sport bras to girls at an age where many stop participating in sport due to discomfort with their changing bodies. Oiselle aims to encourage participation in sport by reducing a prominent barrier for many girls in that age demographic. So far, Oiselle has donated over 8000 sports bras to middle school girls, and is expanding the program every year.Oiselle has organised a WOMXN RUN THE VOTE virtual relay from Atlanta, Georgia to Washington, DC, September 21st-27th, 2020. Teams of 15-20 will virtually cover the 680-mile journey, learn about Civil Rights historic sites and people, and raise money for Black Voters Matter, an organization dedicated to increasing power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. Your registration will include an exclusive invitation to a virtual event featuring LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, on September 22nd (National Voter Registration Day).Oiselle is offering a 15% discount to ROO listeners, who used the code ‘ROO15’ at oiselle.com This is only valid for Oiselle products purchased before September 15 2020.____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Aug 2020

1 hr 1 min

This month's Soul Sister Sessions is all about Creativity. Abbey and Julia answer a range of listener questions, exploring a range of different themes around creativity and how to manage various creative processes and challenges. They cover the following themes:Check-in and catch upThe concept of creative action and the expanses of creativityThe idea that everyone is creativeTime of day and how that influences and nurtures creativityCreative expression and running, and how movement and creativity intersectHow to manage multiple ideas and strategies for problem solvingConsuming for inspiration, taking time out, and balancing the need for stimulus and spaceManaging media consumptionSome personal creative goals for Abbey and Julia____EPISODE LINKSAbbey's InstagramAbbey's TwitterAbbey's FacebookJourneywomen Podcast with Andrew Peterson Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott ____SPONSORSPlatinum PTThis podcast is sponsored by Platinum PT. Platinum Physical Therapy is a private practice sports medicine clinic whose mission is to provide evidence-based physical therapy care to help people live their healthiest lives possible. They have clinics located in Ashland, Hopkinton, and Milford Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. The physical therapists at Platinum PT work with their patients one on one at every treatment in order to provide consistent care from day one until discharge. They are runners themselves and understand the demands that endurance athletes experience in training at the recreational and elite levels. In addition to traditional physical therapy through insurance, they offer cash pay services including use of the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, strength & conditioning programming, running gait analysis, dry needling, and telehealth appointments for those far away. For more information, please visit their website at platinumptma.comPlatinum PT’s FacebookXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonom____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Aug 2020

1 hr 14 min

Alli Penovich is a freediver based out of Florida, competing in the disciplines of freediving and spearfishing. She is sponsored by Amavara, Cobian and Florida Freedivers. Alli is a four time IUSA (International Underwater Spearfishing Association) World Record holder, gaining her first world record at the age of 17. She is a qualified freediving instructor for FII (Freediving Instructors International), where she qualified under her coach Bobby Kim. A former college triathlete, Alli’s exposure to the water started at a young age, and her growth and love in the water has grown exponentially. Her passion for the ocean comes out in this conversation, and covers the following topics:Growing up in the water and having positive male mentorsHer origins spearfishing and freedivingThe nuances between spearfishing and freediving disciplinesFreediving training and competitionsBecoming a freediving instructorBeing a triathlete in collegeMental toughness and not letting quitting become a habitBeing calm under pressureHer experiences with sharksLooking up to Kimi WernerHer World RecordsHer future goals and aspirations____EPISODE LINKSAlli's InstagramDeeperBlue.com____SPONSORSXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.To receive 10% off Xendurance visit http://shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomXND’s Instagram.XND’s FacebookXND’s TwitterXND’s Clinical Studies____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Aug 2020

58 min 14 sec

Nadia Ruiz is a runner, speaker, educator and coach. Nadia’s mission is to make a change in her community by inspiring and motivating individuals from all backgrounds to achieve their personal goals. Nadia is a prolific racer, having raced 100’s of marathons, as well as ultra-marathons, triathlons and adventure races. She has travelled and raced in 27 countries across the globe. Nadia graduated UCLA with a BA in Biology and MA in Education, and taught high school biology for 10 years. Nadia has a huge passion for life, and this episode is reflective of that. This conversation covers the following topics:Running the Boston Marathon, and her experience during the 2013 bombingHer early athletic years and how she started runningThe importance of ‘play’Running multiple marathons a yearDeciding to chase a World RecordBonding with her dad over runningBeing a high school teacher, smiling and how running made her a better teacherHer foray into coachingThe lessons her dogs teach herAdapting during COVID 19____EPISODE LINKSNadia's InstagramNadia's FacebookNadia's TwitterNadia's Blog____SPONSORSBLDG ActiveThis podcast is sponsored by BLDG Active. If you spend time outside, you will be no stranger to sunburn, insect bites, cuts, scratches, gravel rash, chafing,  blisters, rope burn, and the more serious gashes and wounds from falling and pushing your limits. Normally, you’d need a wide ranging first aid kit to deal with the varied nature of the above. Active Skin Repair changes that, bringing a single product to protect your skin by both healing and sanitising.Active Skin Repair harnesses the power of the human body, replicating the same molecule your white blood cells use to create a natural antimicrobial. It fights off foreign organisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses, all whilst supporting your body's natural healing process. This all in one 3oz solution has an active hero ingredient (HOCI) which is backed by years of scientific research and uses the same FDA cleared medical grade molecule that is used in hospital wards worldwide. Produced in an ISO certified clean room in California, this means you are using the highest grade product available. This medical grade technology is not only extremely safe, but it is also non toxic. Normally antiseptic sprays and other medical products irritate and sting the skin, and are limited to use in certain areas of the body. Because this hero ingredient is innate to our immune systems, you can spray it all over the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, and those sensitive areas normally covered by underwear. This is a safe product that has no toxicity or allergic reactions. It is endorsed by Pediatricians and Dermatologists for use on the youngest members of your family, but works just as well on endurance athletes competing to win, or anyone adventuring on the weekend. Runners World ranked Active Skin Repair as the #1 skin saver product. Active Skin Repair is a must for everyone, everyday. It keeps your family and friends healthy and clean whilst the versatility means it can be both a ‘break in emergency’ and regular day to day product (and everything in between). Keep a bottle in your car to spray on your face after removing your mask or for dealing with those post run/bike/hike skin irritants. Put a bottle in your home first aid kit to replace toxic first aid products, and take a bottle with you on long days out in the mountains or outdoors, where you need to be prepared for anything. Active is an all in one medical grade solution, and by using the code OM20, you can get yourself 20% off any purchase (with free US shipping). Visit https://www.bldgactive.com to get yours today.____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Aug 2020

1 hr 2 min

Dominique Miller is a professional surfer and photographer, living in Hawaii. She is sponsored by Billabong, and is a long board and stand-up paddle surfer on the World Surf League (WSL). She has a strong sporting background, running both XC and track, and playing lacrosse. Her foray into surfing took place when she went to college in Hawaii, where she forged her own path into the world of professional surfing. This conversation covers the following topics:How her mother introduced her to swimming and being in the waterPlaying lacrosse and running XC and track in high school and collegeAttending college in HawaiiHer first experience surfingFalling in love with surfing and learning to surfWanting to be a professional runner and then pivoting to surf professionallySurfing and competing on the WSLManaging travel and competition schedulesHer love of photographyRecovering from an injuryHer experience during the pandemic____EPISODE LINKSDominique's InstagramImmersion Surf Magazine  ____SPONSORSBLDG ActiveThis podcast is sponsored by BLDG Active. If you spend time outside, you will be no stranger to sunburn, insect bites, cuts, scratches, gravel rash, chafing,  blisters, rope burn, and the more serious gashes and wounds from falling and pushing your limits. Normally, you’d need a wide ranging first aid kit to deal with the varied nature of the above. Active Skin Repair changes that, bringing a single product to protect your skin by both healing and sanitising.Active Skin Repair harnesses the power of the human body, replicating the same molecule your white blood cells use to create a natural antimicrobial. It fights off foreign organisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses, all whilst supporting your body's natural healing process. This all in one 3oz solution has an active hero ingredient (HOCI) which is backed by years of scientific research and uses the same FDA cleared medical grade molecule that is used in hospital wards worldwide. Produced in an ISO certified clean room in California, this means you are using the highest grade product available. This medical grade technology is not only extremely safe, but it is also non toxic. Normally antiseptic sprays and other medical products irritate and sting the skin, and are limited to use in certain areas of the body. Because this hero ingredient is innate to our immune systems, you can spray it all over the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, and those sensitive areas normally covered by underwear. This is a safe product that has no toxicity or allergic reactions. It is endorsed by Pediatricians and Dermatologists for use on the youngest members of your family, but works just as well on endurance athletes competing to win, or anyone adventuring on the weekend. Runners World ranked Active Skin Repair as the #1 skin saver product. Active Skin Repair is a must for everyone, everyday. It keeps your family and friends healthy and clean whilst the versatility means it can be both a ‘break in emergency’ and regular day to day product (and everything in between). Keep a bottle in your car to spray on your face after removing your mask or for dealing with those post run/bike/hike skin irritants. Put a bottle in your home first aid kit to replace toxic first aid products, and take a bottle with you on long days out in the mountains or outdoors, where you need to be prepared for anything. Active is an all in one medical grade solution, and by using the code OM20, you can get yourself 20% off any purchase (with free US shipping). Visit https://www.bldgactive.com to get yours today.____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Jul 2020

1 hr 5 min

This month's Soul Sister Sessions episode focuses on racing and competition. Abbey and Julia recorded in person in Boston, ahead of Abbey’s upcoming local race (please note that Abbey was required to pass 2x negative COVID tests to attend and compete, amongst other specific guidelines that the race organisers put in place). This conversation answers a range of listener questions regarding racing, and covers the following topics:Preparing for a race and dealing with negative thoughtsThe W.O.O.P. method of race preparationManaging pre-race sleepRituals vs RoutinesVisualisation and ‘patience buckets’Having race plans and dealing with race tacticsTheir thoughts on racing during COVID-19Breathing and breathing regulationCheck in and what’s next for Abbey and Julia ABBY'S LINKSInstagramTwitterFacebookEPISODE SPONSORSCurrexUnlike most insoles, Currex insoles are both designed to be incredibly comfortable in your shoe, as well as providing stability and support to aid you in your daily activity. Designed by German sports scientists, Currex is the first insole brand to provide dynamic arch support, and offers the largest line of sport/activity specific insoles (running, cycling, soccer cleats, walking and more). The insoles are thin and low profile, and deliver maximum support and comfort, providing a range of functional benefits. They reduce foot pressure providing additional relief for your feet, and can be cut to custom fit your shoes. Currex stands behind their product, and offers a 60 day warranty, even if you have custom cut your insoles.Currex insoles improve any shoe, and they are offering ROO listeners a 15% discount. If you want to ‘Feel the Currex difference’, please visit https://currex.us and use the code ROO15 at checkout.Currex InstagramCurrex FacebookCurrex TwitterGoodrGoodr make performance sunglasses for all your outdoor adventures. They have an incredible range of styles, colours and designs to suit everyone. Goodr creates incredible performance sunglasses that don't slip or bounce, and are polarised. Whether you run, cycle, cross-country ski, or just want a pair of the best looking shades to wear for any occasion, Goodr have you covered. Normally this is the part where you see a ridiculous and unaffordable price tag which scares you away, but never fear. Goodr not only makes the best sunglasses, but also the most affordable. That's right, Goodr sunglasses start at a unbelieveable $25. Skip buying your coffee for a week, and the only problem you will have is choosing which stylish Goodr shades to choose from. The ROO team owns multiple pairs each, because they are THAT GOOD. One pair is never enough. Head over to Goodr.com/ROO and without any discount, you can check out their ridiculously affordable range of high performance sunglasses.Goodr WebsiteGoodr InstagramGoodr TwitterGoodr YoutubeXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomXND InstagramXND FacebookXND TwitterXND Clinical Trials

Jul 2020

1 hr 18 min

Dana Giordano is a professional middle distance runner and the host of the More Than Running podcast. She runs for the Boston Athletic Association and lives in Boston MA. She graduated Dartmouth college with a Psychology Major and a Minor in Human Centred Design. Dana’s podcast, ‘More Than Running’, features female athletes and tells the untold stories often missed by traditional media. Dana is a 2021 Olympic hopeful. This is a wide ranging conversation that covers the following topics:How Dana started her podcastTraditional media's coverage of women's sportsAn untold story of her ownHer sporting background and transition into runningAttending college at DartmouthHard work and marginal gainsThe importance of her notebookGoal setting and confidenceBeing busyDealing with a Plantar Fasciitis injuryIdentityHaving active parents and growing up with three siblingsEnjoying the momentDANA'S LINKSInstagramTwitterPodcast 'More Than Running' EPISODE SPONSORSCurrexUnlike most insoles, Currex insoles are both designed to be incredibly comfortable in your shoe, as well as providing stability and support to aid you in your daily activity. Designed by German sports scientists, Currex is the first insole brand to provide dynamic arch support, and offers the largest line of sport/activity specific insoles (running, cycling, soccer cleats, walking and more). The insoles are thin and low profile, and deliver maximum support and comfort, providing a range of functional benefits. They reduce foot pressure providing additional relief for your feet, and can be cut to custom fit your shoes. Currex stands behind their product, and offers a 60 day warranty, even if you have custom cut your insoles. Currex insoles improve any shoe, and they are offering ROO listeners a 15% discount. If you want to ‘Feel the Currex difference’, please visit https://currex.us and use the code ROO15 at checkout.Currex InstagramCurrex FacebookCurrex Twitter GoodrGoodr make performance sunglasses for all your outdoor adventures. They have an incredible range of styles, colours and designs to suit everyone. Goodr creates incredible performance sunglasses that don't slip or bounce, and are polarised. Whether you run, cycle, cross-country ski, or just want a pair of the best looking shades to wear for any occasion, Goodr have you covered. Normally this is the part where you see a ridiculous and unaffordable price tag which scares you away, but never fear. Goodr not only makes the best sunglasses, but also the most affordable. That's right, Goodr sunglasses start at a unbelieveable $25. Skip buying your coffee for a week, and the only problem you will have is choosing which stylish Goodr shades to choose from. The ROO team owns multiple pairs each, because they are THAT GOOD. One pair is never enough.  Head over to Goodr.com/ROO and without any discount, you can check out their ridiculously affordable range of high performance sunglasses.Goodr WebsiteGoodr InstagramGoodr TwitterGoodr Youtube XenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues. ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomXND InstagramXND FacebookXND TwitterXND Clinical Trials

Jul 2020

1 hr 9 min

Alvina Begay is a runner, three time Olympic trials qualifier, nurse, and a registered dietician. She has qualified for both the 10000m and Marathon distances in the Olympic trials and recently became a nurse. Alvina lives in and is from the Navajo Nation. Sponsor Currex (https://currex.us) This episode is sponsored by Currex. Currex insoles improve any shoe, and they are offering ROO listeners a 15% discount. If you want to ‘Feel the Currex difference’, please visit https://currex.us and use the code ROO15 at checkout. Goodr (http://goodr.com/roo) This episode is also sponsored by Goodr. Goodr make performance sunglasses for all your outdoor adventures. They have an incredible range of styles, colours and designs to suit everyone. Head over to Goodr.com/ROO and without any discount, you can check out their ridiculously affordable range of high performance sunglasses. For more information visit runningonom.com

Jul 2020

1 hr 11 min

Piseth Sam is an athlete and the co-owner of PowerHouse Fitness. She is a licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer. At the age of five, Piseth and her family fled Cambodia and came to the US as refugees. Piseth practices trauma informed treatments as part of her philosophy that movement transforms. This is a raw and powerful conversation, and covers the following topics:No Man’s Land Film Festival and her film “Refuge” with MerrellHer relationship with her motherComing to the US as a refugee, and life as an immigrantThe difficulties and barriers navigating the US immigration systemLeaving a safe corporate job to pursue her passionThe joy she gets from helping people get back into their bodiesToxic masculinity and prejudices/privilegeHer experiences climbing and in the outdoorsInclusion in the outdoorsDiscrimination and the constant challenges women and minorities facePracticing courageBeing your own role modelEpisode SponsorJanjiJanji is a Boston based running apparel company. Their mission is to explore, connect and give back through running, a philosophy that drives every decision. Janji craft globally inspired running apparel, guided by places and people around the world. They create functional and beautifully designed apparel for wherever your running adventures take you. Janji believes in social responsibility, and leads by example. Janji understands water is a human right, and gives 2% of every single purchase, to support clean water projects in the countries that inspire their seasonal lines. Community is a core value of Janji, which is reflected in the Janji Collective. A one-time membership cost of $50 gains you a lifetime 15% discount, exclusive singlet, and access to Janjis community of like-minded people. Your membership fee is then used solely in supporting Janji’s aforementioned clean water projects. Full details about the Janji Collective and how to sign up are on Janji.com/ROO.

Jun 2020

1 hr 14 min

Jeannie Rice is a fiercely competitive runner. She holds multiple age group World Records and US National Records, most notably breaking her own World Record in the marathon running a 3:24 at the 2019 Berlin Marathon. At 72 years young, Jeannie is yet to slow down and remains determined to keep challenging herself in the realm of running and life. Jeannie approaches running with a love and simplicity that allows her to keep pushing her limits at an age many would have found reasons to cease competing.How she started runningHer training and approach to racingHer deeply competitive nature and how she keeps that competitive fire stokedWhy she loves running and the running communitySome of the favorite races she’s doneBeing a mentor, mother and grandmother What she does outside of runningWhy Joan Benoit Samuelson inspires herMental toughness and how it is important to always do your bestWorking hard, not taking shortcuts, and her ‘no pain no gain’ mentalityPassing on lessons from running to her children and grandchildren, and how she shares running with themHow she has adjusted her training and mindset during COVID, and her future goalsEPISODE SPONSORSCurrexCurrex insoles improve any shoe, and they are offering ROO listeners a 15% discount.If you want to ‘Feel the Currex difference’,Please visit currex.us and use the code ROO15 at checkout.GoodrGoodr make performance sunglasses for all your outdoor adventures. They have an incredible range of styles, colours and designs to suit everyone. Goodr creates incredible performance sunglasses that don't slip or bounce, and are polarised. Whether you run, cycle, cross-country ski, or just want a pair of the best looking shades to wear for any occasion, Goodr have you covered. Normally this is the part where you see a ridiculous and unaffordable price tag which scares you away, but never fear. Goodr not only makes the best sunglasses, but also the most affordable. That's right, Goodr sunglasses start at a unbelieveable $25. Skip buying your coffee for a week, and the only problem you will have is choosing which stylish Goodr shades to choose from. The ROO team owns multiple pairs each, because they are THAT GOOD. One pair is never enough.

Jun 2020

56 min 47 sec

This month’s Soul Sister Sessions episode returns to the topic of eating disorders and injuries. Abbey and Julia share and answer a variety of listener questions, some of which are slanted towards the COVID-19 period._This is all shared from their own lived experiences, and we encourage anyone that is experiencing an eating disorder/disordered eating or any physical or mental health issue, to consult a qualified professional in any instance you feel you require additional support. _This episode covers the following topics:Check in with Abbey and JuliaThe benefits of deliberate gratitude practicesSetting clear and reasonable expectationsHow to support one’s friends in their running when injuredUsing technology to interact and create community around food during COVID-19 lockdownTactics to feel empowered when training, racing and when working through an eating disorder/disordered eating situationManaging technology and social media expectationsThe importance of a coach and team for accountabilityFinding comfort in one’s body and clothing after weight restorationCommunicating with family/partners/loved ones when managing an eating disorder/disordered eating issueWhat is coming up in the next month for Abbey and Julia____EPISODE LINKSInstagram: Alicia Vargoaliciashaycoaching.comEpisode 223Episode 232RunFastEatSlow.comEpisode 212National Eating Disorder AssociationOpal Food+Body Wisdom PodcastBook: Intuitive EatingBook: ROARBook: Sports Nutrition Guidebook#TrainBraveLane 9 ProjectHunger & Fullness ScaleRyan Hall's Run Free Podcast____SPONSORSCurrexUnlike most insoles, Currex insoles are both designed to be incredibly comfortable in your shoe, as well as providing stability and support to aid you in your daily activity. Designed by German sports scientists, Currex is the first insole brand to provide dynamic arch support, and offers the largest line of sport/activity specific insoles (running, cycling, soccer cleats, walking and more). The insoles are thin and low profile, and deliver maximum support and comfort, providing a range of functional benefits. They reduce foot pressure providing additional relief for your feet, and can be cut to custom fit your shoes. Currex stands behind their product, and offers a 60 day warranty, even if you have custom cut your insoles.Currex insoles improve any shoe, and they are offering ROO listeners a 15% discount. If you want to ‘Feel the Currex difference’, please visit https://currex.us and use the code ROO15 at checkout.XenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomFor more info visit runningonom.com

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Jun 2020

1 hr 21 min

Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel is a citizen of the Kul Wicasa Oyate, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. She is a 4th Generation Runner, who started running when she was 10 years old. She is an advocate who focuses on MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women), and uses her running as a mechanism for her advocacy work. This episode deeply probes topics near and dear to Jordan’s heart, and covers the following: Growing up in South Dakota, and the relationship with her tribe.The deep history of running in her family and how that inspired her to start runningThe connection with her Grandfather, Nyal Brings Three White HorsesRealizing her calling to be an activist and help the future generationsRunning the Boston Marathon and her decision to run in prayerDetails about MMIW and the challenges that existManaging burnout and non-linear journeysHow to be an ally to the Indigenous communityAttending a Division 1 College in Maine, and her experience with running and an eating disorderThe history of training for the Olympic Trials in her family, and her personal goals for running in the future____ EPISODE LINKSGlobalSportMatters.comSovereign-Bodies.orgUIHI.orgJordan's InstagramRising Hearts FacebookRising Hearts Instagram____ SPONSORSXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomFor more info visit runningonom.com

Jun 2020

1 hr 6 min

Emma Spencer is an elite distance runner, running coach, software engineer and runs for the Tracksmith Boston racing team. She has a marathon best of 2:37 (BMW Berlin Marathon 2018), which qualified her to race the 2020 US Olympic Marathon trials, where she ran 2:41:40. At the 2020 Marathon trials, she ran 2:41:40 and placed 56th.Molly Seidel is a professional runner for Saucony, living in Boston, MA. She graduated from Notre Dame with four NCAA national titles to her name and remains the only woman to date with wins at both the high school Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships and the NCAA National Cross Country Championships. She ran her debut marathon at the 2020 US Olympic trials, running 2:27:31, to take second and a Tokyo Olympic berth.This episode was recorded during a Zoom live online event on May 28th, 2020 as part of the ROO Roundtable series during the COVID 19 lockdown.What it was like on the day of the US 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials in AtlantaTheir post trials goals, and how that has evolved during the pandemicTheir thoughts on racing and race strategyWhat is inspiring them currentlyReflections on COVID 19 and sharing some personal insightsThe importance of friendship, community and person to person interactionsWhat ‘Yeet’ means and why we all should apply that to our lifeBeing patientFuture focuses both in and out of runningAnswering a range of live listener questions____EPISODE LINKSEmma's InstagramEmma's TwitterMolly's InstagramMolly's Twitter____SPONSORCurrexUnlike most insoles, Currex insoles are both designed to be incredibly comfortable in your shoe, as well as providing stability and support to aid you in your daily activity. Designed by German sports scientists, Currex is the first insole brand to provide dynamic arch support, and offers the largest line of sport/activity specific insoles (running, cycling, soccer cleats, walking and more). The insoles are thin and low profile, and deliver maximum support and comfort, providing a range of functional benefits. They reduce foot pressure providing additional relief for your feet, and can be cut to custom fit your shoes. Currex stands behind their product, and offers a 60 day warranty, even if you have custom cut your insoles.Currex insoles improve any shoe, and they are offering ROO listeners a 15% discount. If you want to ‘Feel the Currex difference’, please visit https://currex.us and use the code ROO15 at checkout.

Jun 2020

1 hr 9 min

Peyton Thomas is an elite runner and PhD student in Marine Biology at the University of Northern Carolina Wilmington. She ran a PR of 2:42:54 to place 78th at the US 2020 Olympic Marathon trials, and was the only American born black female to start. She qualified for the trials at CIM, which was her first road marathon. She has also run the Bigfoot 40 miler, a sister race to the Bigfoot 200 miler. Peyton is driven in all that she does, and this engaging conversation covers a range of topics including the following:Running the Olympic Marathon TrialsThe support and community at the Olympic TrialsHer growing awareness of being a role model and impacting the communityHer experiences of racism growing up, and speaking out about injusticesHaving difficult conversationsGrowing up in a predominantly white neighbourhoodHer love of marine biology and the specifics of her studyClimate change and how that affects marine life she studiesWhat running means to her and future running goalsReflections from the COVID 19 lockdown____EPISODE LINKSRun Grl InterviewThe Walking SharkRun Duo PodcastPeyton's InstagramPeyton's LinkedInPeyton's UNCW ProfilePeyton's Atlanta 2020 Profile____SPONSORJanjiJanji is a Boston based running apparel company. Their mission is to explore, connect and give back through running, a philosophy that drives every decision. Janji craft globally inspired running apparel, guided by places and people around the world. They create functional and beautifully designed apparel for wherever your running adventures take you. Janji believes in social responsibility, and leads by example. Janji understands water is a human right, and gives 2% of every single purchase, to support clean water projects in the countries that inspire their seasonal lines. Community is a core value of Janji, which is reflected in the Janji Collective. A one-time membership cost of $50 gains you a lifetime 15% discount, exclusive singlet, and access to Janjis community of like-minded people. Your membership fee is then used solely in supporting Janji’s aforementioned clean water projects. Full details about the Janji Collective and how to sign up are on Janji.com/ROO.runningonom10 at checkout.To receive $10 of a pair of Janji shorts use the code: RUNNINGONOM10

Jun 2020

1 hr 13 min

Emily Saul is a sports psychology coach, with a Masters degree in Sports Psychology, and founder of E Saul Movement. She is the Leader of the November Project in Boston. Laura Green is the Community Boss of the November Project, working with the co-founders to connect the 120+ November Project leaders globally, and plays a large role in the growth and development of the November Project as an inclusive free fitness movement. She is a physical therapist, and led the San Francisco November Project for 5 years. She is the host of the Wisconsin Notes Podcast. Emily and Lauren are friends, and are female powerhouses that help drive the November Project. This was recorded live on Zoom, as episode #3 of the ROO Roundtable, on Thursday May 21st, during the COVID19 lockdown.This episode was recorded during a Zoom live online event on May 21st, 2020 as part of the ROO Roundtable series during the COVID 19 lockdown. This episode discusses the following topics and answers some live listener questions from the evening.How Laura and Emily both started with the November Project, and their transition and evolution as key leaders in the November ProjectThe power of community and how that concept has expanded during the COVID19 lockdownDealing with negative feedback and the challenge of trying to encompass the needs of large communitiesProblem solving and evolving November Project to be more inclusiveMissing friends and accountability during COVIDHow life has changed living in QuarantineA range of listener questions____EPISODE LINKSThe November ProjectEpisode 140Emily's WebsiteEmily's InstagramEmily's TwitterLaura's InstagramWisconsin Notes Podcast

May 2020

1 hr 8 min

Kate Grace is a professional runner for Nike and the Bowerman Track Club. She was a guest on ROO 120 and recently on ROO 237. She ran in the 2016 Olympics and is a 2021 Olympic hopeful. Nicole Antoinette is a thru-hiker, writer, host of the Real Talk Radio podcast, and a multiple ROO guest, most recently on ROO 222.____EPISODE LINKSEpisode 237Episode 222Kate's WebsiteKate's InstagramNicole's WebsiteNicole's InstagramNicole'sTwitterNicole's PatreonReal Talk RadioReal Talk Reflections____SPONSORJanjiJanji is a Boston based running apparel company. Their mission is to explore, connect and give back through running, a philosophy that drives every decision. Janji craft globally inspired running apparel, guided by places and people around the world. They create functional and beautifully designed apparel for wherever your running adventures take you. Janji believes in social responsibility, and leads by example. Janji understands water is a human right, and gives 2% of every single purchase, to support clean water projects in the countries that inspire their seasonal lines. Community is a core value of Janji, which is reflected in the Janji Collective. A one-time membership cost of $50 gains you a lifetime 15% discount, exclusive singlet, and access to Janjis community of like-minded people. Your membership fee is then used solely in supporting Janji’s aforementioned clean water projects. Full details about the Janji Collective and how to sign up are on Janji.com/ROO.To receive $10 of a pair of Janji shorts, visit their website janji.com and enter the code runningonom10 at checkout.https://janji.com/ROO.https://www.instagram.com/runjanji/https://www.facebook.com/RunJanji/https://twitter.com/runjanji/For more, please visit www.runninonom.com

May 2020

1 hr 8 min

This is a special episode of Soul Sister Sessions. Abbey and Julia are joined by Dr. Madeline Manning Mims. Madeline is in a class of her own. She has a storied career that remains far from over. She is a decorated multi-time Olympian, and held multiple World and American Records. At the 1968 Olympics, she became the first American Woman to win a gold medal in the 800m, which was the at the time, the longest distance women were allowed to race. She held a World Record in High School, and had an impressive career as an athlete, which was unprecedented at that time. Madeline is an equally talented gospel singer, author and speaker, as well as the founder of the United States Centre for Sports Chaplaincy. Madeline has been present at every Olympiad as a chaplain since she stopped attending as a competing athlete, and serves as a mentor for chaplains and athletes alike. Madeline is eloquent, talented, driven and has such wisdom from her diverse experiences breaking through barriers across the board. This conversation is all Madeline, and is one of the most powerful conversations on ROO to date.This conversation covers the following:Her thoughts on Ahmaud Arberys deathGrowing up in the projects in Ohio and her early lifeHer first exposure to racism and being called a racial slur by a neighbourHer love of being outside and playing as a child, and how as a child she acted as a mentor to other kidsHow mandatory fitness testing led her to volleyball and trackPrejudice and learned behavioursHer Hungarian coach, and evolution as runnerThe 1968 Olympics, winning a gold medal, and what that experience was like for herHer career as an athlete and her reflection on training and competingThe role of faith and religion in her lifeBeing a chaplain and mentoring athletes and chaplainsSinging and how her career evolved and grewOvercoming challenges and misconceptions in her lifeAnswering a variety of questions from listeners____EPISODE LINKSUSCSCBook: Chaplancy in the history of the OlympicsMadeline's FacebookAbby's InstagramAbby's TwitterAbby's Facebook____SPONSORSCurrexUnlike most insoles, Currex insoles are both designed to be incredibly comfortable in your shoe, as well as providing stability and support to aid you in your daily activity. Designed by German sports scientists, Currex is the first insole brand to provide dynamic arch support, and offers the largest line of sport/activity specific insoles (running, cycling, soccer cleats, walking and more). The insoles are thin and low profile, and deliver maximum support and comfort, providing a range of functional benefits. They reduce foot pressure providing additional relief for your feet, and can be cut to custom fit your shoes. Currex stands behind their product, and offers a 60 day warranty, even if you have custom cut your insoles.Currex insoles improve any shoe, and they are offering ROO listeners a 15% discount. If you want to ‘Feel the Currex difference’, please visit https://currex.us and use the code ROO15 at checkout.XenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonom

May 2020

2 hr 22 min

Clare Gallagher and Abby Levene are professional trail runners and activists. They have been best friends for over a decade, and featured on ROO 227. Clare is a Patagonia athlete and works for Patagonia doing advocacy work. She has won the prestigious Leadville 100, CCC (101km sister race of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) and was the 2019 Western States 100 winner, where she ran the second fastest female time in race history. Abby is a former national champion professional triathlete, who took up ultra trail running after stepping away from triathlon. She now runs for Adidas and works as a writer. At the end of 2019,  Abby placed 5th in the deeply competitive North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile race in San Francisco. This episode was recorded during a Zoom live online event on May 6th, 2020 as part of the ROO Roundtable series during the COVID 19 lockdown. This episode discusses the following topics and answers some live listener questions from the evening.How they’ve been reconciling the COVID 19 situationManaging grief during a time of lockdownHow their running has changed during lockdown and with race cancellationsSharing stories about their mothers in lieu of Mother’s DayTheir initial thoughts on the Ahmaud Arbery shootingThoughts on inclusion within runningWhat they wanted to be when they were eight years oldWhat it’s like living in Boulder, ColoradoHow they bring their best to challenging workouts and life experiencesWhat they plan to do once some restrictions are lifted____EPISODE LINKSEpisode 227Clare's WebsiteClare's InstagramClare's FacebookClare's TwitterAbby's WebsiteAbby's InstagramAbby's Twitter____SPONSORJAYBIRDJaybird creates high performance wireless headphones for athletes. ‘Designed for Athletes, Built for Adventure’ is the core of Jaybirds ethos.Vista headphones are Jaybirds new, totally wireless bluetooth headphones. They are the lightest, most compact, and most advanced headphones Jaybird has ever made. They contain an industry leading battery life, IPX7 waterproof rating, and a US military MIL-STD 810G rugged compliance certification. Vistas #EARTHPROOF capsule construction received that standard due to the rigorous testing; passing repeated shock, vibration, drop, and crush tests, as well as withstanding extended exposure to tropical humidity, hurricane-force water, and desert sandstorm conditions. Jaybird knows athletes need to play and perform in all conditions, and the Vista is a celebration of that. Vista is #EARTHPROOF. Earthproof acknowledges our outdoor roots, and speaks to the real world conditions athletes face around the world. The planet is our proving ground, #EARTHPROOF is our standard.Jaybird would like to offer 10% off a Jaybird Vista purchase to all ROO listeners. Use code ROO10 on Jaybirdsport.com (valid until June 15 2020)ROO10 ON JAYBRIDSPORT.COM  

May 2020

1 hr 7 min

Kayla Nolan is a runner and the Executive Director of the Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF). Girls Gotta Run Foundation is a non-profit organization that invests in girl changemakers in Ethiopia through an academic and athletic scholarship program. Kayla started running in high school as part of a coping mechanism, and later joined the Cross Country team after encouragement from another high school girl who had seen her running alone.. Kayla’s love for running grew, and she was presented with an opportunity to study running after gaining a research scholarship in college. After Kenya was ruled out due to political violence, she had a choice between Jamaica or Ethiopia. Feeling she would relate better to Ethiopia’s endurance runners, she took the first step in a journey that would evolve into so much more. This conversation was recorded in early March, when Kayla and Julia were premiering their film, Bekoji 100 at the No Man’s Land Film Festival in Denver, Colorado. Since the festival, Kayla has announced that she will be transitioning from executive director to the board of GGRF over the next year. *This conversation was recorded in early March 2020 prior to the COVID-19 situation and her thoughts and comments regarding the upcoming months reflect that. This powerful conversation covers the following topics:Kayla’s early introduction to running via her motherHer high school and college experiences and how that led to her research scholarshipHer first trip to Ethiopia and the challenges she facedHer first contact with runners from Bekoji, EthiopiaHer early experiences with GGRFHer involvement with GGRF and how that has grown and evolvedThe importance of community engagement and buy-inFemale empowerment and how to nurture thatThe Bekoji 100 relay, and all the challenges that came with that endeavourThe Bekoji 100 filmWhat the future looks like for GGRF____EPISODE LINKSBekoji 100 FilmGirlsGottaRun.orgGGRF TwitterGGRF InstagramGGRF FacebookGGRF YoutubeKayla's Instagram

May 2020

1 hr 21 min

Kate Grace is a professional runner for Nike and the Bowerman Track Club. She was a guest on ROO 120, which aired in 2015. She would go on to run for team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and has been a core member of the fiercely competitive Bowerman Track Club for a number of years, competing all over the world._This conversation was recorded in late February 2020 prior to the COVID-19 situation and her thoughts and comments regarding the Olympic Year and Olympic Trials reflect that. _This is a insightful and honest conversation with Kate, which includes the following:Reflecting on where she was when she recorded the last ROO podcastWhat living in Bend, Oregon meant to herThe changes she made in 2015 and joining the Bowerman Track ClubHer perspective on her 2019 year, and how she values intentional goal settingTraining with the incredible women on the Bowerman Team, and growing as an individualHumility and working on her weaknessesSocial media, telling stories and how she reconciles that as part of her jobHer 2016 year, and running at the OlympicsHer 2018 blog on ‘Race Weight’, and why she felt compelled to write that.Her thoughts about the 2020* Olympic trials, and racing the 800m vs the 1500m____EPISODE LINKSRace Weight By Kate GraceEpisode 120Nicole AntoinetteSarah LeskoKate Grace on the Kathy Smith Podcast2016 Olympic Trials 800MKate's WebsiteKate's Instagram____SPONSORSCurrexUnlike most insoles, Currex insoles are both designed to be incredibly comfortable in your shoe, as well as providing stability and support to aid you in your daily activity. Designed by German sports scientists, Currex is the first insole brand to provide dynamic arch support, and offers the largest line of sport/activity specific insoles (running, cycling, soccer cleats, walking and more). The insoles are thin and low profile, and deliver maximum support and comfort, providing a range of functional benefits. They reduce foot pressure providing additional relief for your feet, and can be cut to custom fit your shoes. Currex stands behind their product, and offers a 60 day warranty, even if you have custom cut your insoles.Currex insoles improve any shoe, and they are offering ROO listeners a 15% discount. If you want to ‘Feel the Currex difference’, please visit https://currex.us and use the code ROO15 at checkout.XenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomJanjiJanji is a Boston based running apparel company. Their mission is to explore, connect and give back through running, a philosophy that drives every decision. Janji craft globally inspired running apparel, guided by places and people around the world. They create functional and beautifully designed apparel for wherever your running adventures take you. Janji believes in social responsibility, and leads by example. Janji understands water is a human right, and gives 2% of every single purchase, to support clean water projects in the countries that inspire their seasonal lines. Community is a core value of Janji, which is reflected in the Janji Collective. A one-time membership cost of $50 gains you a lifetime 15% discount, exclusive singlet, and access to Janjis community of like-minded people. Your membership fee is then used solely in supporting Janji’s aforementioned clean water projects. Full details about the Janji Collective and how to sign up are on Janji.com/ROO.To receive $10 of a pair of Janji shorts, visit their website janji.com and enter the code runningonom10 at checkout.https://janji.com/ROO.https://www.instagram.com/runjanji/https://www.facebook.com/RunJanji/https://twitter.com/runjanji/

May 2020

1 hr 12 min

This month’s Soul Sister Sessions goes deep on the themes of faith and religion in running. Abbey and Julia share their experiences of faith and religion, framed through the lens of their childhood, everyday life and their relationship with running. We appreciate that faith and religion can be a sensitive and confronting topic for many, for a range of reasons. This conversation focuses on Abbey and Julia’s own experiences, in an honest, safe and respectful conversation. We empathise that this conversation may not be for everyone, and understand that our audience will share a range of differing and equally valuable world views.This conversation covers the following themes which answer some listener questions:Checking in with Abbey and Julia, and acknowledging the change of circumstances with COVID-19 since their last episode togetherAbbey and Julia’s childhood exposure to faith and religionHow their respective journeys changed and evolved with exposure to different world views and experiencesThe concept of prayer while running and how it can take a range of formsMeditation and how it can be integrated into one’s faithClosing thoughts and look ahead for the coming monthTo submit a question for next months Soul Sister Session Episode visit Runningonom.com/soulsistersessions/____EPISODE LINKSAbbey's InstagramAbbey's  TwitterAbbey's  Facebook____SPONSORSXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomJanjiJanji is a Boston based running apparel company. Their mission is to explore, connect and give back through running, a philosophy that drives every decision. Janji craft globally inspired running apparel, guided by places and people around the world. They create functional and beautifully designed apparel for wherever your running adventures take you. Janji believes in social responsibility, and leads by example. Janji understands water is a human right, and gives 2% of every single purchase, to support clean water projects in the countries that inspire their seasonal lines. Community is a core value of Janji, which is reflected in the Janji Collective. A one-time membership cost of $50 gains you a lifetime 15% discount, exclusive singlet, and access to Janjis community of like-minded people. Your membership fee is then used solely in supporting Janji’s aforementioned clean water projects. Full details about the Janji Collective and how to sign up are on Janji.com/ROO.To receive $10 of a pair of Janji shorts, visit their website janji.com and enter the code runningonom10 at checkout.https://janji.com/ROO.https://www.instagram.com/runjanji/https://www.facebook.com/RunJanji/https://twitter.com/runjanji/For more info visit runningonom.com

Apr 2020

1 hr 32 min

Hilary McCloy is a backcountry skier, runner and physical therapist. She is a former Team USA skier, who began skiing at the age of nine. She works as a physical therapist and is deeply passionate about injury prevention for athletes. Hilary and her partner Andrew facilitate both ski and trail running events through Ski The Whites and Run The Whites in New Hampshire.This conversation covers the following themes:How she began skiing and her first exposure to endurance sportsHer younger years competing as a downhill skierBeing competitive from a young age, and making the US Ski TeamDealing with Guillain-Barré syndrome and how that impacted her time on the US teamStruggling with the fallout of having an ‘invisible’ illness, and how that manifested into an eating disorderRealising she no longer wanted to be on the US Ski TeamHow a new coach helped her change her thought process and why choosing goals became importantHaving an identity crisis post college, and her decision to become a Physical TherapistFinding her ‘mojo’ again, and her desire to work with athletesTrail running, her experience with Scott Jurek during his Appalachian Trail FKT, and being inspired by Krissy MoehlBeing in nature, and what the Chamonix Valley and UTMB race mean to herHer goals for 2020____EPISODE LINKSSki The WhitesSki The Whites InstagramAndrew Drummond InstagramTuckerman Inferno PentathlonHilary's InstagramHilary's Website

Apr 2020

1 hr 16 min

Courtney Dauwalter is a professional trail runner for Salomon, living in Golden Colorado. She won the Western States 100 in 2018, the 2019 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), as well as having wins at multiple races and distances worldwide. She has represented the USA at the 24 Hour World Championship, and is a former American Record holder in the 24 hour event. Just after this interview was recorded, Courtney was named Ultrarunning Magazines  #1 Ultra Runner of the Year (UROY) for 2019, for the second year in a row. Courtney is a teacher, but has taken an indefinite sabbatical to pursue running full-time.This lively conversation includes:Reflecting on her 2019 yearWorking through injuries and how her training has changedHer background growing up and how she became a teacherHow she met her husband KevinHer experience with discomfort, pushing limits and the pain caveHer plans for 2020, including the Hardrock UTMB doubleWomen in ultra runningHer thoughts on self care and her favorite self care routineHer favorite candy____EPISODE LINKSUltra RunningCourtney's InstagramCourtney's Twitter____SPONSORSXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.This week's featured product is Xendurance Energy Gels Typically, Energy Gels are designed specifically for long distance sports performance. With the contribution of elite athletes from around the world, Xendurance have designed an energy gel that caters to a broader range of disciplines.The smooth texture and light flavor allows for easy consumption and absorption in the body. We blend the benefits of 2 carbohydrates - maltodextrin & fructose with calcium lactate for a premium energy solution.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomJanjiJanji is a Boston based running apparel company. Their mission is to explore, connect and give back through running, a philosophy that drives every decision. Janji craft globally inspired running apparel, guided by places and people around the world. They create functional and beautifully designed apparel for wherever your running adventures take you. Janji believes in social responsibility, and leads by example. Janji understands water is a human right, and gives 2% of every single purchase, to support clean water projects in the countries that inspire their seasonal lines. Community is a core value of Janji, which is reflected in the Janji Collective. A one-time membership cost of $50 gains you a lifetime 15% discount, exclusive singlet, and access to Janjis community of like-minded people. Your membership fee is then used solely in supporting Janji’s aforementioned clean water projects. Full details about the Janji Collective and how to sign up are on Janji.com/ROO.To receive $10 of a pair of Janji shorts, visit their website janji.com and enter the code runningonom10 at checkout.https://janji.com/ROO.https://www.instagram.com/runjanji/https://www.facebook.com/RunJanji/https://twitter.com/runjanji/For more info visit runningonom.com

Apr 2020

1 hr 1 min

Eliza Earle is an adventure sports photographer, filmmaker, and endurance athlete. She has filmed all over the world, including iconic locations like Yosemite, Chamonix and New Zealand. She is a climber, runner and an all-round outdoor enthusiast. This is a really powerful conversation. Eliza speaks openly and honestly about grief, as well as the following topics:Her early years and wanting to be an actorStudying Theatre at Tufts College and playing Ultimate FrisbeeMoving to LA to pursue acting and running in the Hollywood HillsHer introduction to climbing and having a professional climber for a brotherNot having a passion for acting, and discovering the joy of using a cameraHow telling stories and helping a friend morphed into a passion and careerHow she transitioned into filming adventure sports and her desire to tell more athlete storiesHer time in Yosemite, and the tragic passing of her boyfriend EthanReconciling grief, and moving forward with lifeReconnecting with Yosemite and climbing post traumaHer ‘Photo a Day Challenge’ and how that has transformed over the yearsVan life, and the untold stories of that realityTrail running in Chamonix, and the importance of running in her lifeFilming an adventure show in FijiThe yearning to travel versus the desire for a home base____EPISODE LINKSEliza's WebsiteEliza's InstagramEliza's TwitterPhoto A Day

Mar 2020

1 hr 11 min

This month’s Soul Sister Sessions episode returns to focus on eating disorders, inspired by Eating Disorders Awareness Week on February 24th – March 1st. ROO 223 was a powerful conversation when Abbey and Julia first shared their respective stories of eating disorders, and this episode is a follow up to that. Abbey and Julia answer five listener questions, all specifically focused around eating disorders. This is all shared from their own experiences, and we encourage anyone that is experiencing an eating disorder/disordered eating or any physical or mental health issue, to consult a qualified professional in any instance you feel you require additional support.This conversation goes deep, and covers the following themes:Checking in with both Abbey and JuliaSupporting someone with an eating disorderAccountability in training and how that fits in with managing nutrition, specifically for those prone to disordered eating/eating disorder tendenciesManaging a relationship with food when injuredGuilt and stigmas around food and body image, and how to navigate external pressures and expectationsComparing body types and self confidence in one’s own bodyWhat recovering from an eating disorder looks like and how that evolves over timeA lighter conversation to finish and close out____EPISODE LINKSRun Fast Eat SlowEpisode 212National Eating Disorder AssociationOpal Food + Body Wisdom PodcastBook: Intuitive EatingBook: RoarBook: Sports Nutrition Guidebook#TrainBrave CampaignLane 9 ProjectHunger & Fullness ScaleRyan Hall's Run Free PodcastAbbey's InstagramAbbey's TwitterAbbey's Facebook____SPONSORSXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.This week's featured product is Extreme Endurance. Through both Open Label and 3rd-Party Double Blind Placebo Controlled Studies, Extreme Endurance has been tested over the past decade to reduce soreness, improve stamina, and accelerate recovery. This product is trusted by Olympians and Professional athletes worldwide, not just for the benefits of athletic performance but for the overall health benefits. Extreme Endurance is proven to reduce oxidative stress which is the leading cause of many degenerative diseaseROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomFor more info visit runningonom.com

Mar 2020

1 hr 32 min

Alex Pavon is a downhill skier turned professional mountain biker. She retired from competitive skiing in 2013 and found her way to enduro racing. She lives in Flagstaff Arizona and works as an emergency room EMT. This conversation covers a range of topics, including the following:Alex’s skiing background and the factors that led her to retiring from competitive racingHow she got started in mountain bikingHer favourite places to travel and raceHer experience as a woman in mountain bikingNavigating risk and rewardWorking as an EMT and her future aspirationsThe fragility of life and her perspective working in the EMT____EPISODE LINKSWhite Line TrailAlex's InstagramAlex's TwitterAlex's Facebook

Mar 2020

1 hr 5 min

Emma Spencer is an elite distance runner, running coach, software engineer and runs for the Tracksmith Hare AC. She has a marathon best of 2:37 (BMW Berlin Marathon 2018), which qualified her to race the 2020 US Olympic Marathon trials. This interview is in two parts, and takes place the day before and day after the trials in Atlanta. Emma ran 2:41:40 and placed 56th out of 390 women.This conversations covers the following:Emma’s introduction to runningWhat her early years of running looked like and her transition into collegeHer experience of hazing, bullying, and a toxic culture in her college running programHer experience with depression and vulnerability in collegeHer introduction to the marathonHow she navigated being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritisHer experience of gaining an Olympic Trials Qualifying time and what that means to herHer goals and expectations for the trialsEmbracing mental and physical discomfortHer thoughts on the Olympic Trials post raceWorking as a software engineer and her move to North CarolinaHer goals for the future and what running means to her____EPISODE LINKSEmma's InstagramEmma's TwitterAtlanta 2020____SPONSORSXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomFor more info visit runningonom.com

Mar 2020

1 hr 36 min

For this month’s Soul Sister Sessions episode, both Abbey and Julia are back at their respective homes after spending time together in Flagstaff when Abbey was on her altitude training camp. This month’s episode focuses specifically on running, answering five listener questions that cover a range of past experiences, funny stories and general insights that both Abbey and Julia have gained over the years on their individual running journeys.Topics include:A general check-in with both Abbey and JuliaAbbey’s experience with her ACL tear at the Rio Olympics and her key takeaways from that rehab experienceMaking health a priority and how that looksCross training and how Abbey and Julia integrate cross training into their lives when managing injuries and setbacksBone stress injuries and how Abbey and Julia have navigated their respective injuries in the pastThe intersection of running and life, and the power of communityWhat the next month looks like for them both____EPISODE LINKSRun Free PodcastAbbey's InstagramAbbey's TwitterAbbey's Facebook____SPONSORSXenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues.ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonomFor more info visit runningonom.com

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Feb 2020

1 hr 19 min

Jenny Jurek is a runner, climber, designer and author. She is an accomplished athlete having run many ultras including UTMB, climbed in Yosemite and most recently, bike touring around Japan with her husband Scott and their two young children. In this conversation, a range of topics are discussed including:Being a mother and the challenges Jenny overcame during her pregnanciesHer work with ‘Every Mother Counts’Trusting her bodyHow she met her husband ScottHer designer roles working at Montrail and PatagoniaBike touring around Japan with her familyHer experience on the Appalachian Trail when Scott set the Fastest Known TimeWhat it was like co-authoring a book, “North,” with ScottDesigning for a need and how design fits in with her life nowHer goals for 2020 and her word for the year____EPISODE LINKSEvery Mother CountsJenny's InstagramJenny's BookJenny's Japan TourFor more info visit runningonom.com

Feb 2020

1 hr 6 min

Clare Gallagher and Abby Levene have been best friends for a decade, are professional trail runners living in Boulder Colorado, and activists.Clare is a Patagonia athlete and works for Patagonia doing advocacy work. She has won the prestigious Leadville 100, CCC (101km sister race of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) and was the 2019 Western States 100 winner, where she ran the second fastest female time in race history. Days after this podcast was recorded, Clare was announced and awarded the #2 Female UROY (Ultra-runner Magazines Ultra Runner of the Year award) for 2019.Abby is a former national champion professional triathlete, who took up ultra trail running after stepping away from triathlon. She now runs for Adidas and works as a writer. Most recently, Abby placed 5th in the deeply competitive North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile race in San Francisco. Clare and Abby bring high energy and candidness to this episode, which really highlights their friendship. This conversation is full of laughter, as well as touching on the following themes:How Abby and Clare met, and their time together running at PrincetonEating disorder culture in collegiate runningRole models in the sport of ultra-runningThe paths that led both of them to move to Boulder and start trail running, and how their stories intertwineThe importance of communityWhat running means to themTheir time in Ethiopia with Girls Gotta Run FoundationThe power and importance of advocacyThe intersection of advocacy and being a professional athleteThe ethics and carbon footprint of being an athleteTheir future plans both on and off the trailsSharing stories of their favourite runs together and describing each other in three words____EPISODE LINKSUltra Runner Of The YearPOW: Engaging the trailPOW: Tales from the trailsAbby's WebsiteAbby's InstagramAbby's TwitterClare's WebsiteClare's InstagramClare's TwitterClare's FacebookFor more info and additional content visit runningonom.com

Feb 2020

1 hr 22 min

In this months Soul Sister Sessions episode, Abbey and Julia recorded together in Flagstaff, Arizona. This first SSS episode of 2020 checks in with both Julia and Abbey, and goes through some more listener questions. In this episode, Abbey and Julia discuss:Abbey’s annual trips to Flagstaff as a Professional runner, and how she reconciles and manages being away from her husbandBoth Abbey and Julia’s goals and intentions for 2020, and their chosen word of focus for the yearSharing stories of being in a ‘flow’ state, and unpacking and discussing some of the mechanics of that conceptAbbey’s experience of racing on an indoor track and responding to a listener question specifically related to pre-race anxiety from racing indoorsA general discussion of meditation and mindfulnessReflecting on the experience of sharing their personal stories with eating disorders in the previous SSS episodeWhat animals they’d choose to be for a day 🙂____EPISODE LINKSFast-Women.orgAbbey's InstagramAbbey's TwitterAbbey's Facebook____For more info and additional content visit runningonom.com

Jan 2020

1 hr 15 min

Molly Seidel is a professional runner for Saucony, living in Boston, MA. She graduated from Notre Dame with four NCAA national titles to her name and remains the only woman to date with wins at both the high school Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships and the NCAA National Cross Country Championships. Molly recently qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon trials with her win at the San Antonio Half Marathon, and will be making her marathon debut at the 2020 trials in Atlanta in February.This conversation is a powerful one, and covers the following topics:Molly’s win at the San Antonio Half and how she is approaching the 2020 marathon trials.Her skiing background and her time running for a high school that was a skiing powerhouse.How winning Footlocker wasn’t considered a big deal at her high school, and how that helped take pressure off her running.How she chose Notre Dame, her collegiate running experience, and her challenges with depression and an eating disorder.The importance of the Notre Dame team environmentThe pressure of winning NCAA’s and dealing with injuries.Why she turned down her first professional running contract and how she signed with Saucony.Her pure love of running and why it remains such an important part of her life.Her involvement with Girls Gotta Run, her trips to Ethiopia and how the town of Bekoji rallied around her in a time of need.Her love of doughnuts and why that is important to her as a professional runner.How she embraces experiences for what they are, and her plans to go ‘full send’ in 2020.____EPISODE LINKSGirlsGottaRun.orgMolly's InstagramMolly's Twitter____For more info and additional content visit runningonom.com

Jan 2020

1 hr 26 min

Mirna Valerio is an ultrarunner, author, speaker, and educator. Mirna’s journey has been well documented since she returned to running after a health scare in 2008. The intention of this conversation is to share where Mirna is at now during this stage of her life, and her continuing evolution as a sponsored runner.This conversation touches on a range of themes, including:Her relationship with her mother and what it means to be a motherHer decision to move to VermontHer recent travel schedule and how she reconciles and manages her scheduleHer background as a trained opera singer and how that intersects with her running nowManaging an injury during a big 2019 running scheduleHelping others and giving backDealing with bodyweight criticism and negative commentaryBeing a role model and her relationship with her sonHer plans for 2020 and her 2020 mantra____EPISODE LINKSMirna's FacebookMirna's InstagramMirna's TwitterMirna's WebsiteMirna's REI DocumentaryMirna's Memoir____For more info and additional content visit runningonom.com

Jan 2020

1 hr 33 min

In this episode, Abbey and Julia discuss several listener questions on the topics of personal challenges they’ve overcome and eating disorders in running. Abbey and Julia share some powerful and impactful experiences from their past, much of which has not been shared publicly to date. Both Abbey and Julia reflect on how they’ve grown and reconciled these experiences. This conversation covers the following topics:Checking in with Abbey’s running and her reflections from her Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.Julia’s ongoing process working through an injury and her Girls Gotta Run film project.Abbey’s high school and college experience with running and an eating disorder.Insecurities and how unhealthy coping mechanisms develop and manifest.Abbey running at Dartmouth, being in a high performing environment, and how she found value in the ‘Buddy System’.Abbey’s relationship with her body, health and running and how those intertwine.Julia’s experience with an eating disorder.How yoga helped Julia get in touch with her body.Factors that led Julia to stop the podcast in 2016.The confusing culture of body image messaging in the media and how that is embedded in society.How coaches can play a critical role in educating and preventing eating disorders and disordered eating.The importance of education around eating disorders.Effective food journaling.This episode covers a lot of heavy topics that many people will have been exposed to in some shape or form. It takes a lot of courage to speak out about personal experiences with issues like eating disorders or anything mental health related. We cannot emphasise how important it is to seek professional help if you or someone you know is suffering through an eating disorder or anything mental health related, and as such we have provided a list of resources below.____EPISODE LINKSNY Times: Mary CainEpisode 212National Eating Disorder AssociationOpal Food + Body Wisdom PodcastBook: Intuitive EatingBook: RoarSports Nutrition Guidebook#TRAINBRAVELane 9 ProjectAbbey's InstagramAbbey's TwitterAbbey's Facebook____For more info and additional content visit runningonom.com

Dec 2019

1 hr 43 min

Nicole Antoinette is a thru-hiker, writer, host of Real Talk Radio podcast, and a ROO Chapter One regular guest on the series Real Talk Reflections.Nicole was on the final ROO Chapter One podcast, episode 219. Returning to Chapter Two, Nicole shares some of the significant changes in her life since that episode and takes us through some of the challenges she has experienced thus far in 2019. Nicole brings honesty and openness in this conversation, which touches on the following themes;Re-structuring her business model and making changes based on shifts in personal circumstancesHer uncoupling and the various factors she had to navigateThru-hiking and how that fits in with her current lifeNavigating learning curvesProcessing grief and the need to be ‘unwitnessed’Social media and the strategies she uses to manage her mental healthBeing intentional with your craft and creating a body of workWhat it means to step back and take a breakHer podcast and how that has evolved over timeTrust and how that looks in day to day life____EPISODE LINKSGrit and GraceNicole's WebsiteNicole's InstagramNicole'sTwitterNicole's PatreonReal Talk RadioReal Talk Reflections____For more info and additional content visit runningonom.com

Dec 2019

1 hr 19 min

In this episode, Lauren Fleshman returns to the podcast and reflects on her growth in the last 12 months. She shares her evolution, insights and how they apply to her life right now.This powerful conversation covers a range of themes, including;Lauren’s life and growth in the last 12 monthsUnderstanding Postpartum mental health, parenting and the challenges of having young childrenManaging mental health, taking care of oneself and the challenges that come up during that processBoundaries and the importance of free spaceRe-learning to be a beginnerLittle Wing, pursuing excellence and her evolution and philosophies as a coachBeing a female coach and how she balances that with being a mother and a wife.Reflecting on her running career, and how that shapes her now as a coach and retired athleteThe complexities of running, racing and that intricate decision making required as an athleteWilder Writing, her own creative practices, and writing her memoirThe nature of memories and how she reconciles with her pastROO Podcast 212, and digging deeper into body image and body shaming____EPISODE LINKSEpisode 191NY Times: I Changed My Body For My Sport. No Girl ShouldEpisode 212Ask Lauren Fleshman SeriesLauren's WebsiteLauren's InstagramLauren's TwitterPicky BarsWilder RunningLittle Wing Athletics____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Nov 2019

1 hr 32 min

In this debut episode of Soul Sister Sessions, Abbey and Julia introduce the series and what to expect moving forward. They reflect on the past, check in with each other and dive into this weeks theme of friendship.This conversation touches on the following topics:Abbey’s last 12 months, moving to Boone North Carolina, her change in training and what that looks like for her now.Julia returning to the podcast space, and her growth and evolution in her hiatus.How Abbey and Julia met and developed their friendship.Personal growth and new challenges.What friendship means to them.Reflecting on important friendships.What it has been like making and developing friendships for Abbey in a new location.Black and white thinking, and shifting perspectives from that mindset.Vulnerability and boundaries within friendships.Technology and the role it plays with connecting people.____EPISODE LINKSEpisode 161Episode 73Abbey's InstagramAbbey's TwitterAbbey's Facebook____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Nov 2019

1 hr 12 min

Real Talk Reflections is a monthly series on Running On Om, where Nicole Antoinette and I have honest, real talk on what it means to reflect, review, own your goals, and commit to your life. In this episode, Nicole and I cover the following topics:Nicole’s experience hiking the Oregon section of the PCTJulia’s journey creating internal space in the cityReflections from watching the OlympicsRunning as a spiritual practiceNicole’s Real Talk Radio Patreon communityJulia’s plans for the ROO Podcast____EPISODE LINKSNicole's WebsiteNicole's InstagramNicole'sTwitterNicole's PatreonReal Talk RadioReal Talk Reflections____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Sep 2016

1 hr 28 min

In this episode, Lauren Fleshman, runner, coach, mother, co-founder of Picky Bars, and writer, discusses her recent retirement from professional running, the heartbreak of the Olympic pursuit, and what it means to embody Wilder.Lauren covers the following topics:Lauren’s experience leading her first Wilder running and writing retreatWhy Lauren decided to retire from professional runningReflections on the heartbreak at the Olympic TrialsLauren’s perspective on the gender and doping issues at the 2016 Rio OlympicsHow Lauren embodies the wilder spirit in her running nowWhat’s next for Lauren____EPISODE LINKSAsk Lauren Fleshman SeriesLauren's WebsiteLauren's InstagramLauren's TwitterPicky BarsWilder RunningLittle Wing Athletics____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Sep 2016

1 hr 10 min

In this episode, Rebecca Pacheco, yoga teacher, author, and entrepreneur, discusses practicing presence and staying inspired.Rebecca covers the following topics:How getting married has changed her lifePublishing her first book “Do Your Om Thing” in 2015Lessons she has learned from the Dalai LamaNavigating social media as a modern yogiRebecca’s journey into boxingStaying inspired on and off your yoga matPracticing meditating amidst a busy lifeUpcoming books and projects____EPISODE LINKSRebeca's WebsiteRebeca's BlogRebeca's InstagramRebeca's TwitterRebeca's FacebookRebeca's YoutubeRebeca's BookRunners World Video____For more information and additional content visit runningonom.com

Aug 2016

1 hr 13 min

In this episode, Scott Douglas, runner, author, and senior content editor for the Runner’s World website shares lessons learned from running and writing.

Aug 2016

1 hr 12 min

In this episode, Brogan Graham and Bojan Mandaric discuss taking over the world with November Project (NP), a free fitness movement they co-founded.

Aug 2016

1 hr 21 min

In this episode, Bobbi Gibb, runner, artist, author, attorney, and scientific researcher for neurodegenerative diseases, discusses being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and running as a spiritual practice.

Aug 2016

1 hr 32 min

In this episode, Zach Miller, professional trail runner, reflects on taking risks and his experiences running around the world.

Aug 2016

1 hr 34 min