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Welcome to Extraordinary Strides, the podcast that celebrates the spirit of running and the inspiring stories of those who lace up their shoes and hit the pavement. Here, we dive into the heart of what makes running an extraordinary adventure. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or just starting out, Extraordinary Strides is your go-to source for expert tips, motivational stories, and the camaraderie of the running community. Our episodes feature seasoned runners, coaches, and everyday athletes sharing their triumphs, challenges, and the joy they find in every run. Join us for casual, uplifting conversations that will leave you excited to put on your running shoes and hit the road. We believe that every run, no matter the distance, is a step towards something greater. So, subscribe now and join our community of runners who are making every stride extraordinary. At Extraordinary Strides, we're here to inspire, motivate, and celebrate with you every step of the way!

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Welcome to Extraordinary Strides, the podcast that celebrates the spirit of running and the inspiring stories of those who lace up their shoes and hit the pavement. Here, we dive into the heart of what makes running an extraordinary adventure. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or just starting out, Extraordinary Strides is your go-to source for expert tips, motivational stories, and the camaraderie of the running community. Our episodes feature seasoned runners, coaches, and everyday athletes sharing their triumphs, challenges, and the joy they find in every run. Join us for casual, uplifting conversations that will leave you excited to put on your running shoes and hit the road. We believe that every run, no matter the distance, is a step towards something greater. So, subscribe now and join our community of runners who are making every stride extraordinary. At Extraordinary Strides, we're here to inspire, motivate, and celebrate with you every step of the way!

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Episodes
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Mastering Marathon Recovery: Sue Freidus' Journey to Race Day Success & BAA 10k Race Report

7/18/2024
Can mastering the art of recovery unlock your best marathon performance yet? Join us in a captivating conversation with Sue Fabulous Freidus as she shares her remarkable journey leading up to the Chicago Marathon and her recent triumph at the BAA 10K. Discover the transformative power of rest and recovery in marathon training, with insights on scheduled rest days, active recovery activities, and the crucial role of flexibility and stretching. Sue also sheds light on essential recovery tools and techniques, emphasizing the importance of finding what resonates best with your body's needs. From foam rolling to massage therapy, cryotherapy, and the ultimate recovery tool—sleep—this episode is packed with actionable advice that you can incorporate into your own training regimen. Sue recounts her experience navigating the challenging conditions of a recent 10K in Boston. Learn about her strategies for tackling tricky bridges, the benefits of a conservative start, and how to maintain a steady pace despite the chaos of crowded and slippery race conditions. With practical tips on how logistics like pre-mailed bibs can ease pre-race jitters, this episode offers a masterclass in race preparation and execution. Finally, we reflect on the essence of race day success, from the mental resilience found in mantras to the physical discipline of maintaining proper form. Sue shares her personal nutrition and hydration strategies, emphasizing the importance of walking through aid stations and avoiding untested supplements. Whether it's balancing a rigorous training schedule with personal commitments or optimizing recovery through sleep and practical tools, this episode is a treasure trove of actionable advice. Tune in to hear how Sue's experiences and insights can help you achieve your own personal best and how you can implement these recovery strategies to enhance your marathon training and overall performance. Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:40:25

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Running Through Challenges: Lessons from Nick and Julie's Marathon Tales

7/11/2024
Why do bad runs or bad running weather conditions happen to good people? Join us as we welcome the official royal couple of the Extraordinary League, Nick and Julie, who share their triumphs and tribulations in preparing for Grandma's Marathon. We'll explore how embracing the tough runs, leaning into the running community, and finding joy in the journey can transform your running experience. Ever wondered about the logistics of marathon day and the benefits of race bib mailing? We dive into the seamless organization of Grandma's Marathon, from the efficient bus transportation to the starting line to the warm Midwest hospitality that makes each runner feel welcome. Nick and Julie compare these experiences with other major race events, including Run Disney, offering valuable insights for seasoned and aspiring marathon runners. We also touch on the fun and functionality of race expos, where you can snag high-quality gear and discounted running shoes. Facing the challenge of a marathon head-on, Nick and Julie recount their race day, navigating picturesque routes and unpredictable weather. They discuss their future running goals, the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle, and offer advice on handling DNFs (Did Not Finish) and transitioning between training cycles. Celebrate the camaraderie and resilience of the running community as Nick and Julie inspire us with their determination and heartwarming stories from Grandma's Marathon and beyond. Join us for an episode filled with humor, practical tips, and a love for the journey that makes running such an extraordinary pursuit. Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:01:01:00

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Will Run for Ice Cream: A Virtual 5K Fun Run Experience

7/4/2024
Welcome to the sweetest virtual fun run of the summer—Will Run for Ice Cream! Whether you’re running, walking, or skipping your way to the virtual finish line, this episode is packed with everything you need to make your 5K a delicious success. In this episode, we’re blending our love for running with the delightful world of ice cream. Here’s what you can look forward to: 🍨 Fascinating facts about the history of ice cream 🍦 Engaging activities and fun trivia to keep you entertained 🎉 Plenty of ice cream puns to make you smile 📸 Details on how to participate in our bingo challenge and win amazing prizes We’re also excited to highlight this fun run for those that are part of the runDisney virtual series, bringing you themed fun runs all summer long. If you missed our previous Waffle Fun Run, don’t worry—you can still catch up by subscribing to the podcast. Coming up next, we have Minnie's Candy Apple & Treats Fun Run in August! Not signed up for our newsletter yet? Don’t miss out! Join the fun and stay connected with the Stride Collective community by signing up here: Extraordinary Newsletter. Get all the latest updates, downloads, and links to make your virtual run a blast! Here’s a sneak peek of what’s included in our newsletter: 📄 Downloadable bingo card for extra fun during your run 🍧 Recipe for a homemade Mickey ice cream bar to enjoy post-run 🎧 A specially curated “Will Run for Ice Cream” Spotify playlist to keep your feet moving Get ready to lace up your shoes, grab your bingo card, and make strides with us while indulging in your favorite frozen treats. This episode is perfect for runDisney fans, ice cream enthusiasts, and anyone looking to add a little sweetness to their fitness routine. Don’t miss out on this cool and refreshing episode that’s all about making strides, enjoying ice cream, and having a blast. Remember, whether you’re running, walking, or skipping, it’s all about the joy of movement! #WillRunForIceCream #Virtual5K #StrideCollective #runDisneyVirtualSeries #JoinTheFun #IceCreamLovers #ExtraordinaryStrides #runDisney Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:01:01:08

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How to Run Your First Half Marathon: Shelly Rose’s Inspiring Journey

6/27/2024
Join Coach Christine on Extraordinary Strides as we explore Shelly Rose’s incredible transformation from novice runner to half marathon hopeful. Get practical half marathon training tips and inspiration! What motivates someone to push beyond their limits and tackle a daunting half marathon? In this extraordinary episode of Extraordinary Strides, we unravel the inspiring journey of Shelly Rose. Shelly's transformation from a novice runner to a half marathon hopeful is filled with compelling tales of commitment, community support, and overcoming personal challenges. Hosted by Coach Christine, this episode dives deep into Shelly's running progression, dedication to run-walk intervals, and the balancing act of her multifaceted life as a wife, church member, dedicated worker, and nature enthusiast. Running Journey and Community Support Discover how an unexpected introduction to the running community, driven by fostering children, ignited Shelly's passion for racing. Hear about the pivotal moments that shaped her journey, including the impactful influence of friends and mentors and a significant health scare that turned into a powerful motivator. This episode shines a light on the beauty of community support, the excitement of race day, and the personal growth that comes from facing and embracing new challenges head-on. Shelly's narrative is not just about running; it's about resilience, the joy of shared experiences, and the transformative power of setting audacious goals. Half Marathon Training Tips Our conversation doesn’t stop at Shelly’s story. We offer practical advice for those looking to build a solid running foundation, tackle summer training, and overcome the anxieties associated with big races. From the essential role of community camaraderie to the best summer running gear, we cover it all. Get ready to be inspired by Shelly's story and gather valuable insights on how you, too, can make extraordinary strides in your running journey. Tune In and Take Action Tune in to Extraordinary Strides and join our celebration of perseverance, community, and the pursuit of extraordinary goals. If you're ready to start your own half-marathon journey and learn more about half-marathon training, fill out my 1:1 application today. Take the first step towards achieving your running goals with expert guidance and community support. Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:53:21

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Summer Running Essentials: How to Navigate Summer Running and Road to Chicago with Sue Freidus

6/20/2024
In this episode of Extraordinary Strides, we're diving into the essential top 10 summer running lessons to help you stay cool, safe, and motivated during the hot months. Plus, we're thrilled to introduce Sue Freidus, an inspiring runner raising funds for Girls on the Run Chicago as a SoleMate for the Chicago Marathon. Learn more about her incredible journey and support her fundraiser here: Sue Rises Again. What if you could transform your summer running routine into a powerhouse of hydration, comfort, and stay motivated to nail those hot summer paces to crush those Fall races? This episode promises you'll learn just that! As a Florida runner, Coach Christine has learned essential lessons and is sharing practical tips on how to stay hydrated, comfortable, and injury-free during those hot summer runs. From carrying a hydration pack to choosing the best electrolyte replacements, we cover everything to ensure you maintain peak performance despite the heat. Discover the secrets to summer running attire that will keep you cool and blister-free. We dive into everything from packing extra socks to experimenting with lightweight, breathable clothing, ensuring you’re comfortable on those long runs. favorite anti-chafing solutions, and you won't want to miss out on Coach Christine's quest for the perfect summer running training skirt! Check out the Instagram highlights here: Summer Running Skirt Quest. We don’t stop there—foot care, sunscreen application, and the best times to run are all part of our essential summer running toolkit. But running is more than just physical; it’s about overcoming life’s ups and downs. Sue’s story of resilience, from starting her running journey at 40 to tackling major marathons like Boston twice, is truly inspirational. We explore the transformative power of running, the support of the running community, and meticulous preparation for races. With Sue’s insights and our shared experiences, this episode is packed with tips, support, and inspiration to elevate your running journey. Join us and become part of the extraordinary running community! Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:56:10

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Mantras & Mindset: Elevating Your Running Journey with Don Oswalt

6/14/2024
Unlock the secrets to transforming your running experience with the power of mantras! All by using simple, powerful phrases to elevate your mental and physical performance. This episode reveals how elite runners like Deena Kastor and Meb use these mental power-ups to maintain focus and resilience. Discover actionable tips for finding your own mantra and how it can be a game-changer for your running journey. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned marathoner, learn how mantras can help you combat negative thoughts and boost your motivation with a burst of feel-good dopamine. We're thrilled to welcome Don Oswalt, founder of My Race Tatts, who shares his inspiring journey and the unique concept of wearable mantra art. Discover how his innovative temporary race tattoos are empowering athletes during grueling endurance events from a training run to Ironman! Use discount code STRIDES25 to get 25% off your purchase of $10 or more here Running isn't just about physical fitness—it's a journey of self-discovery and mental resilience. We'll dive into personal stories and the importance of positive mindset shifts that come from joining a running community. Hear about the transition from seeking external validation to finding intrinsic joy and fulfillment in every stride. Embrace the significance of a positive outlook and how it can enhance your life experiences, self-confidence, and ability to overcome mental barriers. Learn about the emotional and motivational support these affirmations provide and hear heartfelt feedback from athletes who've experienced their transformative power. Join our Extraordinary Strides community on Facebook and Instagram for more tips, stories, and encouragement as you make extraordinary strides in your running journey. Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:36:50

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Day 6 & 7 of Global Running Spirit Week: Superhero Saturday & Sunday

6/8/2024
Superhero Weekend! This weekend, let’s channel our inner heroes with Superhero Saturday and Sunday. Wear gear that shows off your superhero strength and power. Let’s end the week strong! Superhero Weekend Tips: Reminders: Let’s finish this week strong and extraordinary! Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:00:45

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A Perfect Season: Ashley's runDisney Experience

6/7/2024
Ever wondered how a Disney enthusiast transforms from a running skeptic into a runDisney rockstar? Join us on this episode of Extraordinary Strides as we celebrate Global Running Spirit Week with Coach Christine and our extraordinary guest, Ashley Rose Lucas. Ashley opens up about her incredible journey of completing a perfect runDisney season, running every race from Wine and Dine to the Springtime Surprise. Discover how Ashley combined her passion for Disney with the discipline of running and the meticulous planning that made her dream season a reality. Get ready to unlock the secrets of navigating runDisney races like a pro. We dive deep into the logistics of securing race bibs, the perks of Club runDisney membership, and the importance of early accommodation bookings. Whether you're eyeing Pop Century Resort for convenience or strategizing your transportation, we provide practical tips to ensure your race experience is as magical and hassle-free as possible. We also share essential tips for race weekend, from optimizing your morning routine to balancing rigorous training with life's unexpected events. Experience the unique joy of bonding over a shared passion with our heartfelt discussion on the Princess race weekend. Ashley recounts running alongside her mom, celebrating girl power, and the thrill of aiming for a personal record. We reflect on the challenges, triumphs, and memorable moments of the runDisney season, offering insights and inspiration for your own running journey. Don't miss out on our FREE 50+ page guide packed with everything you need to know about training for runDisney races. Download it now at Ultimate runDisney Guide. Stay in touch with Ashley for more runDisney info and to plan your magical vacation at Ashley Mystical Dream Travel. As we round off this special episode, we look ahead to next week's guest, promising more stories of transformation and triumph. Tune in and get inspired to make your strides extraordinary! Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:01:01:35

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Day 5 of Global Running Spirit Week: Favorite Friday

6/7/2024
Today, it is all about what you love most with Favorite Friday. Sport your favorite color or gear that makes you feel awesome and ready to conquer the day. Favorite Friday Tips: Reminders: Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:00:44

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Day 4 of Global Running Spirit Week: Tropical Thursday

6/6/2024
Tropical Thursday! We are bringing the beach to you with Tropical Thursday. Break out your beach gear and embrace the 'hair don’t care' vibe. Let’s bring some runshine to our runs! Tropical Thursday Tips: Reminders: Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:00:35

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Day 3 of Global Running Spirit Week: Wayback Wednesday

6/5/2024
Happy Global Running Day! Let's take a trip down memory lane with Wayback Wednesday. Dress up in retro-inspired gear from your favorite decade. Whether it's the groovy 70s or the rad 90s, show us your throwback style! Wayback Wednesday Tips: Reminders: Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:00:44

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Day 2 of Global Running Spirit Week: Tacky Tuesday

6/4/2024
Today is Tacky Tuesday, and it's all about bold stripes, wild patterns, and contrasting colors. Dive into your closet and mix and match to create the tackiest outfit you can. Remember, it’s about having fun! Tacky Tuesday Tips: Reminders: Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:00:40

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Day 1 of Global Running Spirit Week: Mouse House Monday

6/3/2024
Mouse House Monday Ideas: For Mouse House Monday, channel your inner Disney magic! Wear anything Disney-inspired. Get creative with Instagram filters if you don’t have any Disney gear. Remember, it’s all about the fun, not about buying new stuff! Don’t Forget: Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:00:40

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Welcome to Global Running Spirit Week Kick-off Message from Coach Christine

6/2/2024
We are so excited to kick off Extraordinary Strides - Global Running Spirit Week with you! Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or a casual walker, this week is all about celebrating our love for movement and having a blast together. Here’s the scoop on how to join the fun: Event Highlights: Daily Commitment:Themed Gear:Fun Challenges:Selfie Contest:Community Support: RSVP HERE -> Daily Themes: Monday:Tuesday:Wednesday:Thursday:Friday:Saturday/Sunday: Bonus Global Running Spirit Week Playlist here -> Let's make this week EXTRAORDINARY! Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:02:15

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Waffles & Strides: A 5K Fun Run Experience

5/31/2024
Welcome to a special episode of the Extraordinary Strides podcast, where we mix the joy of running with the whimsical waffle fun! Join Coach Christine for a 60-minute 5k journey that promises a workout and a delightful learning experience. Here’s what’s on the menu: 5-Minute Walking Warm-Up12-Minute Conversation Pace3-Minute Tempo Pace Change20-Minute True or False Conversation Pace3-Minute Tempo Change and Puns12-Minute Conversation Pace5-Minute Cool-Down WalkWhether you're tuning in live or catching up later, don't miss out on this engaging episode packed with facts, fun, and fitness. Join the conversation and share your experiences with us via our event page here. Run, laugh, learn—and let's make every stride extraordinary! Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:01:01:00

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Welcome to Extraordinary Strides

5/29/2024
Welcome to Extraordinary Strides, the podcast that celebrates the spirit of running and the inspiring stories of runners who dare to push their limits. Whether you're just starting out or have been running for years, this show is all about your journey and reaching new heights together. In this trailer, you'll learn about: Join Coach Christine, a Level 2 RRCA-certified running coach and ACE Health Coach, as she shares her passion for running and dedication to helping you make every stride extraordinary. Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:01:45

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Chasing Joy: Celebrating Community and the Power of Fun Runs with The Mod Squad

5/24/2024
Join us on a fun conversation and introduction to the fun we have in store for the community! With a sparkle in our step, we take you through a transformative journey backed by the power of our mighty Mod Squad and the introduction of our awesome team members. In this episode you'll learn about how to dress for maximum fun and good feels with Kimba, how to be mindful with your miles with Lynn, how to add a bit of "trivia" knowledge while in pursuit of health and happiness with Sally, and how to go faster, harder, better, faster with Erin. Finally, we share the secret sauce: the power of community. From movie nights with Sally to themed race recommendations from Kimba and Lynn, along with Erin's Dopey Challenge triumphs, we examine how togetherness fuels our endurance both on and off the run. Whether you're chasing down a new personal best or just enjoying the breeze on a solo run, we invite you to lace up and join our extraordinary league of runners. Here's to chasing joy, setting audacious goals, and, most of all, keeping that sparkle alive with every step you take! Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:02:00:10

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Strides of Strength The Unbreakable Spirit of the runDisney Family

5/17/2024
Join Coach Christine in this inspiring episode of "Time for Brunch," where we start with some exciting events planned for our community. We're launching special audio workouts for the RunDisney Summer Series, beginning with a fun mix of virtual and in-person activities. The first event, a summer virtual and in-person fun run, takes place on June 1st. This event is free, and you can find more details and RSVP here: First Summer Virtual and In-Person Fun Run. Following closely, we celebrate Global Running Week from June 3rd to June 9th. We invite listeners to run one mile per day and participate in daily themed challenges with chances to win prizes. Join the celebration here: Global Running Week. What do Disney, brunch, and running have in common? More than you might think. Our guests bring the spirit of Disney to life, sharing how the parks' enchantment fuels their drive and desire to chase down athletic dreams. Imagine crossing a finish line on Main Street, the jubilation of post-race celebrations, and the possibility of brunching with celebrities like Oprah or Chris Pratt. Tyler Williams shares his journey of overcoming personal obstacles through running, finding a special connection in the RunDisney events. His inspiring story can be followed on Instagram at Tyler Williams. In another powerful segment, Stephanie Humphrey talks about her ongoing battle with cancer and how she continues to inspire many by running through her treatment. Her courageous story is shared on Instagram at Running Through Breast Cancer. Step into the shoes of remarkable people who show us that resilience isn't just for the races. Our guests share how they've turned adversity into a challenge with a "try me" mindset. You'll hear about the transformative journeys that begin with a single mile and lead to marathons, Dopey challenges, and perfect runDisney seasons and beyond! Their stories are a call to action, an invitation to find your own pace in the world of running, to discover healing in movement, and to recognize that within a community of runners, you're never really running alone. Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:01:09:59

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Family Footprints: Celebrating Mother's Day with Stories of Endurance of Running Families

5/10/2024
Ready to hit the rewind button and amp up your run game? Join the Back2Basics for Runners program for a fun-filled journey through the 80s and 90s. Sign up now for just $59 and prepare to boost your endurance with a blast from the past! Click here to register and let's make this your most rad running season yet! Celebrate Mother's Day with us by meeting incredible pairs like Kaitlyn and Emily, who share races and paces, sprinkling a little glitter and a lot of love along each mile. Feel your heart swell with tales of mother-son duo such as Wyatt and Mandy, whose endurance transcends physical feats and speaks to the unyielding support found within the family unit. Running is often a solitary sport, but not in the worlds of the dynamic duo and mother-daughter team Kira and Bella or the countless other families who turn each stride into a shared celebration. This episode peels back the curtain on the laughter-filled training runs that precede race days, the life lessons learned from sports, and the deeper connections fostered in those sweat-soaked moments. We'll share how a passion for running can ripple out to touch every aspect of life, creating a culture of health and happiness. From overcoming injuries and setbacks to the jubilant crossing of the finish line, our guests exemplify the joy of running as a sport and a way to add more life to their days and strengthen their family bonds. Whether you're a running enthusiast or someone who cherishes family time, this episode invites you to pull on your running shoes and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our guest's stories will leave you inspired to craft your path, whether that's aiming for a personal best or asking a loved one to join on you for run around the block. Join us for an episode that's as rich in heart as it is in storytelling—no glitter required, but highly recommended. Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:01:38:39

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From Boardroom to Mountain Summit Crafting a Life of Fitness and Adventure

5/3/2024
When Marc burst onto our Ragnar Relay team with a YOLO battle cry and a zest for living large, I knew we'd stumbled upon a force of nature. Our latest episode delves into his incredible transition from corporate captivity to becoming the founder of MoeFit and a beacon of fitness over 50. We're opening up the playbook on life’s second acts, showcasing the sweat, setbacks, and serendipity that fuel a comeback story worth its salt in muscle burn. Mount Washington is more than just a monument to nature’s grandeur; it marks a turning point in Marc’s family history, from chain-smoking days to trailblazing ways. Marc’s story intertwines with his narrative of a health scare that rebooted his life, as we explore the profound impact of the great outdoors on personal transformation. This episode is a deep dive into the grit and grind that shape us, the family legacies that guide us, and the audacious goals that propel a small-town fitness venture into a community cornerstone. Sit back and strap in as we explore the raw, muscle-aching reality of GORUCK events, the resilience built from embracing both the metaphorical and literal heavy lifting, and the communal heartbeat that kept MoeFit pulsing through a pandemic. This isn't just Marc's story; it’s a rallying cry for everyone who's ever wanted to push beyond their comfort zone, and a high-five to the support systems that help us go the distance. Join us as we forge through the trials and tribulations that underscore the power of saying 'yes' to life’s Medal Mondays. Make sure you head over and say "YOLO" to Marc on his Instagram! Have questions or want to chat? Send me a text! Support the Show. Join the newsletter list for updates, special offers, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Join fellow pod and running enthusiasts at The Stride Collective community on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Duration:00:45:52