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E24 - Fearless: Run For Yourself with Stephanie Wright - Part 2

On Part 2 of Fearless, today's guest, Stephanie Wright, discusses how running has helped her become fearless. Stephanie talks about the positive role it has played in her life, how her running program is uniquely hers and we touch on the positive role that running plays in mental health. We also talk about running solo and there might even be a quick conversation about running bras! Taped live during the September Work From the Brew House event at Lake Anne Brew House. Part 2 of a 2 part...


E23 - Fearless: Run For Yourself with Stephanie Wright - Part 1

Today's guest, Stephanie Wright, discusses how running has helped her become fearless. Stephanie talks about the positive role it has played in her life, how her running program is uniquely hers and we touch on the positive role that running plays in mental health. Taped live during the September Work From the Brew House event at Lake Anne Brew House. Part 1 of a 2 part episode. Look for part 2 next Wednesday...or if you would like to receive it early, sign up at...


E22 - Run Club Spotlight: Old Town Herndon Happy Hour Runners with Kelly Roth

Join us as we talk to Kelly Roth, founder of the Old Town Herndon Happy Hour Runners Run Club, which meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Green Lizard in historic Old Town Herndon. Runners (and walkers) of all abilities are welcome to join them on the W&OD...and/or for Happy Hour around town afterwards! Join them again on Saturdays at the Lake Anne Beer Run at Lake Anne Brew House. Connect with Old Town Herndon Happy Hour Runners: Meetup:...


E20 - Colleen's Fantastic Journey with Colleen Dee Tiberius Shumaker of "Finding The Fantastic"

Meet Colleen Dee Tiberius Shumaker, who was a college basketball phenomenon before an injury left her on the sidelines. Colleen took that experience and over time learned how not to focus on the negative, but rather how to "Find the Fantastic" each and every day. Listen as Colleen talks about her journey back to fitness and a new mindset she cultivated along the way that ultimately led to the creation of her latest project "Finding The Fantastic" which includes a podcast, social media...


E19 - Fitness, Friendship & Philanthropy with the Swim Team Dads

This week, the NoVA Weekend Warriors podcast talks fitness, friendship and philanthropy with Reston's favorite fitness philanthropists, the Swim Team Dads! Learn about how the Swim Team Dads "leverage friendship to make a positive impact in our community through fitness, social and volunteer activities." You'll also hear about the upcoming Swim Team Dads night at Glory Days Grill Reston North Point Village, this Thursday, September 6th, 2018! Connect with the Swim Team Dads: Swim Team Dads...


E18 - Weekend Warriors Knead To Run Book Club with Sara Kotila

This week the NoVA Weekend Warriors podcast is joining forces with Sara Kotila of the Knead To Run podcast to introduce our Weekend Warriors Knead To Run Book Club, the Book Club with the athlete in mind! In this episode, we announce the book we will be reading for September . . . Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton. Read along with us and connect with us before our book review in late September! September's Book Club Selection: Let...


E17 - Run Towards Community with Danielle Watson

Northern Virginia is home to a multitude of running clubs. Today Danielle Watson, a TEDx Speaker, author & host of The Danielle Daily talks about how running clubs give members a new sense of community. Connect with Danielle: Links to Running Clubs mentioned in this episode: Reston Runners Women's Training Program: Reston Runners 10 Weeks...


E16 - Understanding Macros with Stephanie Stierhoff of Power & Balance Fitness

Today we discuss the unique macros needs of the Weekend Warrior with Stephanie Stierhoff of Power and Balance Fitness, creator of NutNola/SeedNola. Learn about the common misconceptions surrounding athletes and the big 3: Fats, Carbohydrates and Protein. Connect with Stephanie & Power and Balance Fitness Facebook: Instagram: Website:


E15 - "Live Work Play" In Reston...AND Race a Cardboard Boat With Kurt Rose

This week we talk about the "Play" in the Reston "Live Work Play" motto ... specifically ways to play this weekend at historic Lake Anne where the Reston Trust & Museum 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta will be taking place on Saturday! Links mentioned in this episode: Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta: Reston Historic Trust and Museum: Lake Anne Plaza: Reston Pathways:...


E14 - Building Fitness and Wellness into Your Work Day with Rowan Tree CoFounders Amy Dagliano and Kate Viggiano Janich

Amy Dagliano and Kate Janich Viggiano, Co-Founders of Rowan Tree, a new Co-Work and Co-Growth Space in Herndon, Virginia, discuss how and why they incorporate fitness and wellness into their work day and into their business model for Rowan Tree. Connect with Rowan Tree: Website: Rowan Tree Facebook page: Rowan Tree Instagram page: Rowan Tree Twitter page: Rowan Tree campaign at...


E13 - The CrossFit Chiro with Dr. Peter McGarry

Dr. Peter McGarry with Chiropractic Family Health Centre, a Palmercare Clinic in Centreville, VA talks about the unique perspective he brings to CrossFit as a Doctor of Chiropractic. We discuss tips for those who have never tried CrossFit before, what the seasoned CrossFit Athlete can do to take their progress to the next level and what to look for in a CrossFit box. We even get off topic a bit and talk about health & wellness in general, how our views may differ as a Chiropractor and...


E12 - Nutrition for the Weekend Warrior with Cheryl Toner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Cheryl Toner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in Northern Virginia, talks about the unique nutrition needs of Weekend Warriors. We discuss research, our biggest nutrition challenges and more. Sign up for additional audio including Cheryl's take on some popular nutrition buzzwords at Connect with Cheryl Toner, MS, RDN: Links discussed in today's episode: What certification seals on dietary supplements mean:...


E11 Liz's Story - How Cycling Helped Make the Shift from Perfectionism to Self Acceptance

Liz Kamp, Reston Mom of 3, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Schwinn Instructor and owner of New Trail Cycling Studio opening right here in Reston, discusses how indoor cycling helped her make the shift away from perfectionism and towards self acceptance, enjoying fitness for fun and wellness with a new positive outlook...and more! Connect with Liz and New Trail Cycling Studio:


E10 - What Works For Me, Isn’t Going to Work For Someone Else and What Works For Someone Else Isn't Necessarily Going to Work for Me

CONTENT ALERT: Depression, Anxiety, Mental Health. This week we saw two highly publicized tragedies. Mental health is different for everyone. I’m not providing answers, I can’t provide guidance. Everyone’s different. I can only provide my I’m putting myself out there and putting my story up here this week on my NoVA Weekend Warriors podcast this week. Resources Links:


E9 - Run/Walk/Run Your Way to Your Next PR with Coach Liz Badley

Entrepreneur and Running Coach Liz Badley talks about the many benefits of the Jeff Galloway Run/Walk/Run Method. As usual, we also touch on a few other fitness and running related topics! Connect with Liz: Mentioned in this episode: Jeff Galloway Run/Walk/Run Method: Jeff Galloway Magic Mile: Potomac River...


E8 - Weekend in Review: Reston Pride, the Reston Sprint Tri and the Herndon Festival (A Sunday Shortcut)

This weekend was about feeling Pride in our community & giving back through volunteerism! Another great weekend in Northern Virginia! Links mentioned in this episode: Herndon Festival; Herndon Festival 5k/10k Races & Fitness Expo: ArtSpace Herndon: Herndon Rotary: Herndon Parks & Recreation Department:...


E7 - Run Ragnar, An Interview with Greg Russell, Ragnar Warrior and 23 Time Ragnarian

*With the Holiday Weekend, I am pushing out Wednesday's Interview Episode early on Sunday! - In Episode 7, I interview Greg Russell, Ragnar Warrior and coordinator of the DC Ragnar Ambassador, who discusses all things Ragnar, including the upcoming, not to be missed, Lake Anne Brew House mini-Ragnar Relay happening this Wednesday 5/30/2018 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston Virginia. Links discussed in this podcast: Lake Anne Brew House mini-Ragnar Relay:...


E6 - The Athlete's SOLE, An Interview with Rachel Eisenfeld, Certified Pedorthist and Runner

Meg interviews Rachel Eisenfeld, Certified Pedorthist with Soleful Orthotic Solutions, who talks about athletic shoes, shoe lacing techniques, when orthotics make sense...and when they don't! Connect with Rachel: facebook: website: Mentioned in this episode: Athletic Lacing Tips: Reston Runners Women's Training Program:...


E5 - Bike To Work Day Recap (A Sunday Shortcut)

Today's Sunday Shortcut is a recap of my experience volunteering for Bike to Work Day. Links to the organizations mentioned in tonight's podcast: Bike to Work Metro DC: Herndon Parks and Recreation Department: Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA): A-1 Cycling: Great Harvest Bread Company: Green Lizard Cycling:...


E4 - 'Tri" to Swim, An Interview with Coach Tracy Endo of NoVa Sports Coach

Coach Tracy discusses how to move from a single sport to triathlon training, how to add swimming to your routine and more! Connect with Coach Tracy: instagram: instagram: website: facebook: twitter: Coffee Shops mentioned in today's podcast: