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Ep.121: Amy Puzey - Mama Bear Runner

Amy Puzey lives in Alberta, Canada, is a wife, and a mother to six children. We talk with Amy about: Originally becoming a runner to stay in shape for swimmingMeeting her husband at a multi-day race and enjoying time running with her familyTheir kids being involved in running by volunteering, race directing, cheering, and racing themselvesInvolving children in their 5 Peaks Adventures trail races and The TranSelkirks RunParenting lessons learned from runningHer thoughts on the My Mommy...


Ep.120: Jessica Hurlbut - Running for Adoption

Jessica Hurlbut lives in New York, is a wife, and a mother to five amazing kids. We talk with Jessica about: Becoming a runner later in lifeThe transition from shorter distances to ultramarathonsHer 110 Mile National Adoption Day Run in 2018Lessons learned from running for parentingHer thoughts about the My Mommy Runs children’s bookWhy runners should be involved in foster care and adoption My Mommy Runs Book Pre-Order:, My Mommy Runs...


Ep.119: Hayley Sorenson - This Mommy Runs

Hayley Sorenson is a wife and working mother to two boys. We talk with Hayley about: Transitioning from short to long distance running in college and beyondThe Gilbert’s Gazelles running group in Austin, Texas and the importance of the running communityWorking with her husband to push themselves towards their goalsLeveraging running to conquer self-doubtRunning and working out with her childrenHer thoughts about the book, My Mommy RunsMaking everyday choices that help you become the best...


Ep.118: Stephanie Bales Hurtado - Running Divine

Stephanie Bales Hurtado is a wife, mother and emergency room nurse living in the Toronto area: We talk with Stephanie about: Her on and off relationship with runningQualifying for the Boston MarathonThe 5 peaks trail seriesHow her son took part in her runningTrail running, ultra marathons and epic running adventures around the worldLessons learned from running for parenting such as perseverance, persistence, and independenceHer Running Divine Podcast and guests such as Courtney Dauwalter...


Ep.117: Debbie Butcher - Master Mom Runner

Debbie Butcher is from Illinois. She’s been running for over 40 years and has three children between the ages of 20 and 28. We talk with Debbie about: Initially becoming a runner as a sprinter but growing to love long distance eventsRunning and racing while pushing a strollerHow her running impacted her three kids and how they have become runnersQualifying for the Boston Marathon and running it with her sonWhy the Chicago Marathon is special to their familyHer thoughts on the My Mommy...


Ep.116: Matt Sorenson - A Runified Update

Runified Podcast host Matt Sorenson updates listeners and lets the Runified community know there will be a break in the action for the next few weeks. We’ll be back to regular programming and an exciting announcement in early 2019. This episode is sponsored by goodr. Use code “runified2018” at for a special Runified discount and to help support Runified and our running podcast! Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram, Facebook, Twitter


Ep.115: Ken Bereski II - Running to Overcome

Ken Bereski currently hails from Florida. He’s 38 years old and loves to run, travel and being a Boston College fan, Go Eagles! We talk with Ken about: Growing up in the northeast and going to Boston College on the Boston Marathon courseHis first runners highHow his inner strength and the running community helped him recover from his experience at the 2013 Boston MarathonRecovering from being hit by a car while cycling in 2015How hard experiences help build resilience This episode is...


Ep.114: Jeff Jackson - Relentless Forward Progress

Jeff Jackson, AKA Coach JJ, lives in Austin, Texas. He’s 47 years old, is a husband, a father to four, an experienced entrepreneur, newly minted nonprofit founder and a recovering alcoholic, and prescription pill addict. We talk with JJ about: Becoming a runner late in life after being overweight, a smoker and an alcoholicUsing long distance running as therapy for depression and anxietyHis nonprofit called depression2extinction that is working towards eliminating the stigma of depression...


Ep.113: Jonathan Darling - Comfort in Discomfort

Jonathan Darling lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. He’s a husband of nine years, a father to two daughters, a national account manager, and a fitness and leadership enthusiast. We talk with Jonathan about: Becoming a runner after a life-changing 24-hour challenge with retired Navy SEAL Thom SheaThe difference between the bodybuilding and running communitiesHis first race, a 50K ultra trail run, which he did not finishDevelopment of self-belief and purpose, which for Jonathan is tied to his...


Ep.112: Duncan Skelton - The Curious Runner

Duncan Skelton lives in the United Kingdom, is 47 years old, has a partner of 20 years and two rescue cats, and has been an avid rock climber since he finished university. We talk with Duncan about: Being open to opportunities in lifeBecoming a runner accidentally by spectating the New York City MarathonA number of marathons, the lessons he learned, and the injuries he overcameHis tendency to be curious about his capabilities, leading him to set new running goalsChallenging running...


Ep.111: Fitz Koehler - The People Mover

Fitz Koehler lives in Gainesville, FL, is a mother to two children, a dog mom, a race announcer, and has been teaching fitness since she was a teenager. We talk with Fitz about: Being a former competitive full-contact kickboxer and how it affected her runningRunning a charity 5K with a client fighting cancerRun Disney and her passion for helping people improve their fitness, health, and livesRunning with her children being one of her best running memoriesThe importance of perspective,...


Ep.110: Sanjay Rawal - Run and Become

Sanjay Rawal currently lives out of a suitcase and calls in from Chicago, IL. We talk with Sanjay about: Being a documentary filmmaker and storytellerHow he started running competitively in high school and why he stopped in collegeThe Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race and his film 3100: Run and BecomeTraditional cultures that have leveraged running for survival and transcendence, including Native Americans, the Gaolo-San (Kalahari) Bushmen, and the Gyoman-san-Monks of Mt. Hiei JapanFaith...


Ep.109: Sabrina Lopez - Fueling the Fire

Sabrina Lopez lives in California, is 27 years old and a sister of three, has a twin sister, and is a behavioral therapist. We talk with Sabrina about: How she started running in high school and what drove her to become a Division I NCAA athleteHer relationship with her twin sister as it relates to both being runnersProfessional runners Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan and why they inspire herHer goal of running the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the marathonOvercome injuries, the...


Ep.108: Brian Frazier - Running Beyond Yourself

Brian Frazier lives in Chicago, IL. He’s a husband, a father to four children, and is the operations director for Team World Vision. We talk with Brian about: His professional background in microfinance and his international travel and running experiences, including the Comrades MarathonHow his perspective concerning running has changed over the past 12 yearsThe Hood to Coast Relay, and the impact of his friendship with Lopez LomongThe importance of running and the running community to...


Ep.107: Cynthia Arnold - Embracing the Run

Cynthia Arnold lives in Polson, Montana. She’s a wife, a stay-at-home mom to three children, and also has a home business. We talk with Cynthia about: Life with three kids, a home business, and a nonprofit she helps run called Polson Running that puts on races to raise money for local charitiesHow she became a runner and how the motivation for her running has changedTrail Running, marathons, the running community, and postpartum runningRunning while pushing a triple strollerBeing the best...


Ep.106: Coach’s Corner with Run4PRs - Victoria Phillippi

Victoria Phillippi is the owner of Run4PRs Coaching. Since 2013 Victoria has helped hundreds of runners set PRs in 1 mile-100 mile distances. We catch up with Victoria since we talked with her back on episode 22 of the Runified Podcast and address running questions including: How far apart should you plan "A" marathons and shorter distance races?When do I know when to call it quits on a workout vs push through pain or fatigue?How do we as runners determine what is the optimal weekly...


Ep.105: Sean O'Connor - Part II: Running With a Chance

Sean O’Connor lives in Harmony Township, New Jersey. He’s a husband, a father to three beautiful children, and is an underwriter at an insurance company. We continue our conversation from the previous episode and talk with Sean about: How he learned that he would be running the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run and struggling with Paul Terranova’s loss being his gainPaul and Meredith Terranova helping Sean and his team prepare for Western StatesThe running advice of “slow is smooth and...


Ep.104: Sean O'Connor - Part I: Running With Perspective

Sean O’Connor lives in Harmony Township, New Jersey. He’s a husband, a father to three beautiful children, and is an underwriter at an insurance company. We talk with Sean about: Becoming a runner after a runner's high on a treadmillLearning about ultramarathons through online advertisements and social mediaHis first 100-miler, The Vermont 100 Endurance Race, and how it caused him to suffer and persevere for the first timePast struggles with success and setbacksHis friend Jimmy and what he...


Ep.103: Paul Terranova - Running Community Part II

Paul Terranova lives in Austin, TX, is Meredith Terranova’s husband, a dog lover, and works for the City of Austin. We continue our conversation from the previous episode and talk with Paul about: The history and significance of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run and his experience running it five timesA significant injury that resulted in Paul making a game-time decision to withdraw from this year’s Western StatesHow Paul provided Sean O’Connor the opportunity to run Western States...


Ep.102: Paul Terranova – Running Community Part I

More Paul Terranova lives in Austin, TX, is Meredith Terranova’s husband, a dog lover, and works for the City of Austin. We talk with Paul about: This episode is hosted by Matt Sorenson and is sponsored by goodr. Use code “runified2018†at for a special Runified discount and to help support Runified and our running podcast! Photo: Kim Gaylord Runified’s Website, Runified Community Group (Facebook), Instagram,...