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A podcast about seeking fulfillment and finding your bliss. Each week we will interview some of the world’s most interesting people, who are leading lives filled with positivity and happiness. Check us out!

A podcast about seeking fulfillment and finding your bliss. Each week we will interview some of the world’s most interesting people, who are leading lives filled with positivity and happiness. Check us out!
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A podcast about seeking fulfillment and finding your bliss. Each week we will interview some of the world’s most interesting people, who are leading lives filled with positivity and happiness. Check us out!








LHRL® #122- Kent Stoneking

More Kent is a walking miracle. Not because he’s the greatest athlete – nothing could be further from the truth. Not because he’s a freak of nature in any particular way. He’s a pretty average guy who’s just blessed. Really blessed. Kent developed type 1 diabetes at age 11. While others with this disease have gone blind, lost kidney function or suffered an amputation, Kent remains in excellent health. At 51, he doesn’t even need glasses. Dealing with his own diabetes...

LHRL® #121- Nugget Johnson

Sam (Nugget) Dababneh got the name "Nugget" from beating a 350-pound man in a chicken nugget eating contest. He has been lifting for 8 years and tried every fad diet known to man. He is currently the morning radio host of "Nugget and Liz In The Morning" on Q107.5 and dabbles in doing horrible stand up comedy. @NuggetInTheAm

LHRL #120- Kevin Leathers

More This week we had the pleasure of visiting with our friend Kevin Leathers. Kevin is the head coach and owner of Can't Stop Endurance and is one of the most well-reputed run coaches in the area. Some of you might remember Kevin from LHRL® #74 or you might even know him as "Coach Kevin" if you have ever participated in the St. Jude Marathon. Asides from the fact that Kevin is one of our favorite people, we wanted to sit down with him and discuss some of the changes...

LHRL® #119- Charlie Graham

More A native of Atlanta, Charlie moved to Memphis just over a year ago and quickly adapted to the running community. Finding more than mileage, she began training with Can't Stop Endurance and found herself on multiple podiums throughout the year, including an age group win at the 2017 St. Jude half. Currently working to PR every distance and every race, she uses her training as a tool for dedication and mindful performance. Charlie is both a runner and a yogi at...

LHRL® #118- Scott Hollis

More Scott Hollis is a prominent area attorney and is the principal owner of The Hollis Law Firm in Olive Branch, MS. He is also the attorney for Lift Heavy Run Long® as well as Olive Branch CrossFit. Scott is a rockstar attorney who happens to be a rockstar, rockstar. When he is not improving people's legal situations, he performs in the band Ian Faith which is a highly entertaining nineties cover band. Scott Hollis is an avid CrossFitter with a keen sense of humor...

LHRL® #117- Melisa Burgess

More I’ve lived in the Memphis area since I was 20 so I consider this home. I stumbled upon fitness after coming out the darkest times I had ever know. Recovering from addiction was one thing but being left to deal with myself and the world unable to medicate was unbearable. For awhile smoking cigarettes was all I had left. One day while I was hiding on the side of my house smoking and looking at my 2 years old face pressed against the glass the feeling rushed over me...

LHRL® #116- Kate Lyman

More Kate Lyman is a nutrition coach, a workout enthusiast, a business owner, and a lover of the outdoors. She started working as a Crossfit coach when she was 17 years old, which led her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and study nutrition further through Master’s degree in Public Health. Kate knows that the health industry is filled with a lot of questionable products and false claims, and her goal as a nutrition coach is to help individuals...

LHRL® #115- Seth McMurry

More Seth McMurry was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. Soon after graduating high school, he bought his first of many businesses. During his twenties, Seth owned multiple art studios and rental properties and was also co-owner of a popular YouTube channel which allowed for many exciting opportunities including being part of pilot for Disney. Throughout this time, Seth became invested in his own health and fitness. He developed a love for exercise and to this...

LHRL® #114- Just the Hosts

More On this week's podcast, it was just the four of us. As usual, we got off-topic but managed to have a great time. We spent a great deal of time talking about different races and events that we have coming up but, more importantly, we discussed the reasons why we run these races and the level of importance that each of us places on them. Each of us is running towards or away from different things and there is no "right" or "wrong" way to participate but it is...

LHRL® #113- Crystal Landers

More Crystal gave up drugs and alcohol in 2009 and decided to pick up a new addiction: all things fitness. Originally just wanting to get off her new sober weight dove into the global gym scene with a trainer and set out to reach some goals. After those were reached and her trainer went into the law enforcement field, the world was her Oyster! She then found Muay Thai, boxing & then CrossFit. And from that found the world of Scottish heavy Athletics aka Highland...

LHRL® #112- Jeff Brightwell

More Jeff Brightwell is a coach and athlete at CrossFit Hit and Run in Memphis. He started CrossFit in the summer of 2012 and has been a member of The CrossFit Games TV Announce team for five seasons calling the Affiliate Cup competition the past three years. After living the broadcasters life, Brightwell came into CrossFit at 255 pounds and is currently 190. He began coaching at Hit and Run in the summer of 2016. A native Memphian, he attended Harding Academy and...

LHRL® #111- Rob Conner

More Rob Conner, a Memphis native, is a founder and owner of Memphis'’ first CrossFit gym, faction strength and conditioning, home of CrossFit Memphis started in 2007. An OG CrossFitter (you don’t know how good you have it now) who was forced out of the globo gyms for making too much noise, Rob and Mike Bledsoe partnered up to bring Crossfit to the Memphis area. Rob thoroughly enjoys tests of human capacities of suffering, completing multiple 50k, 50m, obstacle course...

LHRL® #110- Bubba Crowder

More Brian “Bubba” Crowder is the Founder and Director of Fund the Nations, a Desoto-County based company that helps people fundraise all over the world by creating awesome t-shirts for them to sell to their audience. He’s been married for 11 years to his wife, Whitney. They have 4 kids, 3 girls and a newborn baby boy. In February of 2017, weighing 285 lbs he started dieting, running, and working out (mostly at home). Down to 200 lbs and a full marathon later, he and...

LHRL® #109- Gary Cail

More Some of you might remember Gary Cail from Episode #55. Gary was once over 400lbs and could not make the 40minute drive home from work without pulling into his usual parking lots to take a nap. With over 100lbs lost, Gary's life is much different today. Six-weeks ago as Gary was leaving the gym he began to have heart pains. He immediately knew that he was having a heart attack. Because of the years of neglect that Gary had shown for his body, he was seeing some...

LHRL® #108- Brittney Diseroad

More Brittney Diseroad (Dice-road) is one of the owners of Olive Branch CrossFit and works full time as a finance manager for TruGreen (lawn care company headquartered in Memphis). Brittney was born and raised in a small town in Indiana just south of Indianapolis. Growing up, she was involved in everything she could be from sports to social groups to student council and honor society. Her main passion (sports wise) was swimming, she swam competitively from the age of...

LHRL® #107- Richard McCracken and Molly DuChemin

More Richard McCracken (owner) and Molly DuChemin (co-owner) have always had a passion for Health and Fitness. Richard grew up wrestling. He was a Varsity starter throughout high school and moved on to become a 2x national qualifier taking 3rd and 5th in team nationals while in college at Central Missouri State University. He also dabbled in Professional MMA. Molly an elite level gymnast for 15 years moved on to win 4 straight national championships through collegiate...

LHRL® #106- Just The Hosts

More This week on the Lift Heavy Run Long® Podcast we did not have a guest. Some of my favorite shows are when it is just the four of us and we get to kind of relax and talk about what is going on with us and the LHRL® Community. It is nice to have a show where we get to interact with the audience a little bit and cut-up a little more than usual. I say this all the time, but podcasting is one of my favorite things in the world. I feel so blessed to have friends who...

LHRL® #105- Max Pippa

More Max Pippa has experience in strongman, powerlifting, and general fitness. He began his career in strength sports as a teenager with an interest in strongman. Max’s strongman career culminated in 2009 when he won his ASC Pro Card as a 105k Lightweight and was invited to compete in the inaugural Amateur World Championships at the 2010 Arnold Classic. Max returned to competing in strongman in 2017 and placed 2nd at World’s Strongest Man U90kg. During college, Max...

LHRL® #104- JB Mayer

More John Mayer is 51 years old and is a retired U.S. Army Green Beret. John now serves as a Motor Officer, Deputy Sheriff for the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department. John has been a competitive runner and bicyclist his whole life. For the past 5 years, he has been racing triathlons ranging from Sprint, Olympic, and Ironman distances. John has placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, in most races. In 2017, he qualified for the Trek Elite Athlete Program. In March of 2018, John...

LHRL® #103- Bill Jordan

More After playing football in High School and College, Bill transitioned to Endurance Sports and has been competing in single and multi-day races across the United States since 1997. Bill currently lives in Germantown, TN with his wife Karuna and works as a Product Line Director for Accredo Specialty Pharmacy BACKGROUND • Bill was born and raised in Medina, OH where he grew up playing various sports (baseball, soccer, basketball and football). • Bill earned a...