324. Ask Ali!
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"My goal is to indulge my own curiosity and hopefully pique yours as well."

Welcome to the new monthly series on the Ali on the Run Show: Ask Ali! On these episodes, I'll be answering your questions, whether they're funny, silly, or serious. First up: running with Crohn's disease, tackling the comparison trap, sports bras, podcasting, my thoughts on the dance industry and whether I see dance in Annie's future, and, uh, a hypothetical zombie apocalypse.

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Emily Abbate
5-MINUTE FRIDAY: I’m a Morning Workout Person. Here’s How I Make It Happen (Almost) Every Time.
Yesterday morning was the first time in a long time I debated skipping my morning workout. Of course, I take rest days during the week. But, this was not intended to be one of those. For today's episode of 5-MINUTE FRIDAY, I'm talking you through what went through my head, and how I've put in a place a fool-proof routine to keep me on track when it comes to my a.m. sweat. Plus: Offering up my five best-practice tips. PROMPT: What's one thing you can add to your morning routine that'll make your day better? SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE LISTEN: Renegades: Born in the USA READ: “Why I Decided to Cut My Hair Short for the First Time Ever” by Sophia Roe for Vogue SWEAT: Bells Up TV LISTEN: John Legend’s playlist on Headspace OFFERS BLUBlox | I have been wearing my BLUBlox constantly, anti-blue light glasses, which help me to navigate persistent headaches and discomfort from way too much time in front of the computer (thank you, pandemic). They’ve got loads of cute styles, and after three months of consistent wear, they’ve made a major difference for me. Head to BLUBlox.com/Hurdle and use "HURDLE" at checkout for 15 percent off. BaronFig | I write in my BaronFig notebook every single day, first thing. I’m obsessed with the clothbound cover, the fact that it lays flat when you open it, and how it looks on the shelf. I’m especially into their guided-editions, daily journals that focus on different topic areas like meditation, habit formation, and dream tracking. Head over to BaronFig.com and use “HURDLE20” at checkout for 20 percent off a guided edition today. JOIN: THE *Secret* FACEBOOK GROUP SIGN UP: The Weekly Hurdle --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
11 min
A Runner’s Life
A Runner’s Life
Marcus Brown
#77 - Haroon Mota on growing through adversity and being of service in the community
This conversation is with Haroon Mota, who is an adventure and thrill seeking fundraising expert heading Penny Appeal’s Challenge Events Programme. Haroon champions humanitarian projects by setting himself ambitious fundraising challenges; running multi marathons and climbing mountains, raising millions of pounds for charity and inspiring so many to follow in his footsteps. Haroon has a strong passion increasing diversity and inclusion in outdoor fitness. Through his fundraising endeavours and personal challenges he hopes to inspire more ethnic minority communities to get active outdoors. Haroon's most recent achievements include running 260km in Ramadan whilst fasting, raising over £50,000 for charity. When lockdown is over, he hopes to fulfil his goal of a 6 star world marathon major finish and also has his eyes set on a trek of K2 Basecamp in Pakistan next year. We dive into how he started running and his experiences of overcoming adversity and showing us his side of a runner’s life. You can follow him on Instagram @haroonmota ————————————————————— This episode is sponsored by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community. Tracksmith is offering new customers $15 off your first purchase of $75 or more. To learn more, check out this link http://tracksmith.com/Marcus15 Use the code Marcus15 at checkout. ————————————————————— If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content. https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
1 hr 11 min
the morning shakeout podcast
the morning shakeout podcast
Mario Fraioli
Episode 149 | Keith Kelly
“I don’t know where the desire to win comes from other than the desire to just feel like I’ve done my best and to know that when it’s all said and done that I can’t really have any regrets…The ability to go hard and to hurt yourself, yeah, I think some athletes have it better than others—and I would put myself, maybe I could at times, go fairly deep—and I don’t know really where that comes from. I think it’s one of those things where it was more of a desire just to know I’ve done my best, and if my best wasn’t good enough, which in many times it wasn’t, that’s OK, because then I could walk away and be like, ‘Well, that’s as good as I am.’ And I think knowing that can give any athlete a little sense of peace or a sense of calm.” Keith Kelly and I go back 20 years to when we were both competing on the New England collegiate racing scene. He was an NCAA Division I national Cross Country champion at Providence College and I…well, I participated in some of the same events that he did from much further back in the field. We struck up a friendship a few years later when we both started working in the running industry and our paths have been criss-crossing ever since. In addition to his individual NCAA title, Keith was a 5x All American at Providence, he finished 24th in the senior men’s race at the 2001 World Cross Country championships, and he won the Irish national cross country title in 2009. When his competitive running career got cut short due to injury, he got into cycling and rose through the ranks to race as a Cat 1 within a year of putting himself in the saddle. Now 43 years old, Keith works as a Global Run Marketing manager at New Balance. In this episode, Keith talked to me about athletic career, his extensive injury history, and when he knew running was something his body could no longer tolerate. We discussed his interest in cycling, how he channeled his fitness and competitiveness into his new sport, and what he misses most about running. We also talked about how the pandemic has affected the running industry, how super shoes are changing the sport, and a lot more. This episode is brought to you by: — Goodr: Goodr sunglasses are don’t bounce, they don’t slip, they’re polarized to protect your eyes, and they come in a nice range of styles and fun colors. They’re the most affordable performance shades on the planet with most pairs costing only $25 to $35 bucks a piece. If you want to support the podcast and treat yourself to a pair of goodrs, head over to goodr.com/MARIO or enter the code MARIO at checkout for FREE shipping on your first order. — Girls on the Run has been inspiring girls to know and activate their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams. On Thursday, March 25 at 7 PM EST—just a few weeks from now—you are invited to join an exciting 25th Birthday virtual event celebrating the inherent power and courage of girls. Join me and RSVP today at gotr.gives/TMS. The event is free to attend, but donations can be made and special add-on packages are available for purchase such as a copy of Hoda’s newest book and a pair of GOODR sunglasses customized for Girls on the Run. Complete show notes: https://themorningshakeout.com/podcast-episode-149-with-keith-kelly/ Sign up here to get the morning shakeout email newsletter delivered to your inbox every Tuesday morning: www.themorningshakeout.com/subscribe/ Support the morning shakeout on Patreon: www.patreon.com/themorningshakeout
2 hr 9 min
The Running for Real Podcast
The Running for Real Podcast
Tina Muir
Evie Serventi: Build Your Mental Flexibility - R4R 237
The changing relationship runners may have with the sport throughout our lives. For Evie, she just moved back to Australia after years of living in the UK. She was also a sports psychologist and enjoyed a lot of sports before having twins last year. Now she’s slowly introducing sports into her life again and building her career back up. Evie predominantly loves swimming and triathlon and has competed at an amateur level and age group competitions. It was when she was pregnant with twins that her life changed and she turned to walking as a way to keep active. As a psychologist, she learned how to prepare for changing times. “I've learned lots of skills in terms of how to be adaptable and flexible, and we're going to talk about mental flexibility,” Evie said. “When the twins were born again, I really didn't do much. And I remember, you know, is sitting on the couch, thinking I can't remember the last time I have sat for so long.” She talks about the importance of checking in with yourself because going from a competitive athlete to having no support at all after having children and during COVID, it’s difficult to find time for yourself. Our relationship with running and sports is constantly evolving so we must be flexible and adapt with it. Creating a Plan B. After realizing her original plans of early swims weren’t working, Evie came up with a strategy called Plan B to ensure she gives herself grace and flexibility while still making space for activities she enjoys. “On Monday morning, check with my husband to see what meetings he's got that day. Can I slip out during the day for a lunch Swim? Can I go in the evening, or should I just bump it to the next day, or can I do some yoga at home?” Mental toughness is the ability to perform at a consistently high level regardless of what you’re faced with. When it comes to scheduling time for runs or other sports, those sorts of challenges and adversities are part of that mental toughness athletes should build up. But the flexibility aspect is just as important. It’s about practicing compassions with yourself and allowing yourself to be flexible and not beat yourself up over skipping workouts. That’s where Evie’s Plan B comes in handy. But you should always treat yourself with self-compassion because there's a difference between pushing through discomfort and a place of pain where you should stop. How do you recognize the difference? Evie suggests creating a pain log for developing an understanding of your own pain threshold. Write down details about the injury like what intensity it was when it occurred and how long it occurred for. Develop flexibility Develop that flexibility by doing things you don't normally do, or don’t do things you normally do. It doesn't even have to be sport-related. Think about it's reconnecting with what's important to you in life. There's always a purpose. Ask yourself why you run? What is it that you love about running? What is it that you love about your training? “Realize that we haven't just got obstacles in the way, we’ve got opportunities here to be creative and to focus on small goals,” Evie says. “Think of what you can focus on. What you can do and what you can't do.” Evie is taking new clients again Evie is back ready to help people with the goals, challenges, and adversities they face. Although she’s in Australia, she can work with people anywhere. She’s registered in the UK and is waiting for her registration in Australia. “I've always had a really strong interest in injury and helping people manage transitions with the sports, including injuries.” RESOURCES: Evie’s past episodes on episode 108 and episode 114 Evie’s website Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries by Carrie Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma Thank you to my wonderful sponsor Athletic Greens, Momentous, and my New podcast for sponsoring this episode of the Running for Real Podcast. Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to make and it tastes good as well. I used this for my prenatal and I am still using it while breastfeeding. Now you can get up to a YEAR supply of Vitamin D3 and K2 for free with your first purchase of Athletic Greens through my podcast. Visit here to learn more! Being a tough year with additional stresses on top of an already overwhelming situation means sleep can often be lost...but it is the one thing that we know would help us. Being a former insomniac, I know the frustration going to bed early, yet being unable to switch your brain off can bring. These Momentous Elite Sleep capsules are fantastic and contain Melatonin, Magtein® (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract which together will help reduce nighttime anxiety, gently fall asleep and improve circadian rhythm to achieve higher quality sleep. Go here and use code TINA for 20% off. My new podcast with my co-host Knox Robinson from my 200th episode has launched! These episodes are going to go a bit deeper when it comes to the running world and the problems we are facing. I am very excited to have Tracksmith funding this project for us. Subscribe below to listen to the new podcast. Apple (iTunes) Podcast | Stitcher | Castbox | Overcast | Spotify | Google podcasts | Thanks for listening! I hope you enjoyed today's episode. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Join the Running for Real Facebook Group and share your thoughts on the episode (or future guests you would like to hear from) Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews will really help me climb up the iTunes rankings and I promise, I read every single one. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you to Evie, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.
1 hr 26 min
The Rambling Runner Podcast
The Rambling Runner Podcast
Matt Chittim
#311 - Ramblings on the Run with Ali & Matt
We are back with Ramblings on the Run with Ali Feller and what a fun conversation this was. Per our usual conversation Ali, host of the amazing Ali on the Run podcast, and I start the show by discussing our current life on the run, what we are loving, and what we are excited about. In the second half of the show we try something new that we both were super excited about sharing. We each chose three TV shows that love and created a scenario for each if the cast were a running team instead of there actual fictional setting. We had a blast doing this and we'd love to hear your own creations! You can email them to me at ramblingrunnerpodcast@gmail.com and we will share some of our favorites. Also, here are some links that we promised we'd share. - The Well+Good article that Ali mentions: www.wellandgood.com/adults-living-at-home - Subscribe to Trail Mix by Emily Halnon: www.emilyhalnon.substack.com/ Sponsors: OS1st, a three-generation, family-owned company in North Carolina, creates the best running socks and compression bracing products specifically for people with an active lifestyle. OS1st uses Compression Zone Technology with high quality materials to ease pain and help prevent runner’s knee, Plantar Fasciitis, shin splints and more. Shop at your local independently owned running or at www.OS1st.com where you can use code RAMBLING for 15% off your first purchase. Sports Backers is excited to bring you a custom race experience with our first ‘Sports Backers Marathon,’ in Richmond, Virginia, featuring a marathon, half marathon, and 5k. From Friday, March 12th through Sunday, March 14th the experienced team at Sports Backers will take care of the rest, with onsite packet pick up, measured courses, touchless bottle refill stations, timing, and of course great swag! Register now at www.sportsbackers.org and save $10 by using code RAMBLINGRUNNER. Have you guys heard of beam? beam is a CBD company founded by two ex-professional athletes and they just launched their first ever non-CBD product line called elevate hydration. Elevate hydration powders give your body the electrolytes it craves and more. They have powders for digestive balance, enhanced energy, and supportive recovery. Try elevate hydration from beam for 15% off with code RAMBLINGRUNNER www.beamtlc.com. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner
1 hr 11 min
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running
RunnersConnect : Running Coaching Community
Capturing Speed: Nike Photographer Cortney White
Even if you’ve never heard of Cortney White, you’ve probably seen her pictures. Cortney is one of the few female professional photographers snapping shots of elite runners at sporting events. What’s even more impressive is she is 100% self-taught. How good is she? Her photography is all over the internet and she works with Nike’s elite training group in Portland, Oregon, the Bowerman Track Club. Cortney also lives in a van full time, previously used running as a means of staying fit for all her other athletic endeavors, and has had to combat a serious medical condition affecting her legs called compartment syndrome. Cortney shares her interesting story with Coach Claire starting with her enjoyment of trail running in college while she studied business and IT, and how surgery on her legs resulted in a move to Portland and a “regular” job at a large accounting firm with running pushed to the back burner. Cortney quickly realized she wanted to switch careers and seized an opportunity to work at a startup where she fell into the role of photographer for the brand. Without any career aspirations or professional knowledge, Cortney photographed some friends and others in the Portland running community and fell in love with photography. Within a few months, she was able to quit her job and combine both passions by doing full-time sports photography, including work with the Bowerman Track Club. She quickly fell back into the running community, but this time from behind a lens. Along with her personal story, Cortney talks about which athletes love to get their picture taken, who doesn’t, and how to get that perfect running picture, which makes for a fun and fascinating episode! Questions Cortney is asked: 2:31 I first learned about your work on Instagram. I follow a lot of professional athletes and I noticed that your name kept coming up in t photo credits. How did you start photographing runners at the elite level? 3:30 Are you completely self-taught? You just sort of accidentally became a pro photographer? 4:15 When you knew this was going to be more than just a hobby, did you just like fall down the rabbit hole, just obsessed and learned everything you could? Is that how it happened? 5:16 Why running? You were a runner yourself, right? 6:31 I read that you had an injury that forced you to stop running. Can you talk to us a little bit about that? 8:34 You film the best athletes in the world and yet you can’t participate in this sport itself. You seem to have a good attitude about it but didn’t that just crush you? 9:42 How’s your injured hand now? 10:23 What is it like shooting the Bowerman Track Club? Can you talk about what the logistics are like shooting athletes on the track? 13:16 Who on the Bowerman Track Club loves getting their picture taken and who doesn’t? Can you name some names? 14:06 Every runner knows this. It’s really tough to look great when you’re running really, really hard and you’re working hard. So I would love to hear your tips, both as a photographer and as a runner, how do you look good in running photographs? How? 16:16 I recall a lot of pictures that I’ve seen you take where you must be somewhere at like the 300m line, like the inside of the curve or something, and you have the trees in the background, and all the Bowerman babes are like all in flight at the same time. Their trailing leg is just back at… like they’re floating in air. And I’m just like, how does she do that? 16:55 How staged are some of your shots outside of the track? You do photo shoots with the athletes too, right? Walk me through some of those. What are those like? 18:39 I’m sure it’s interesting to see the athletes kind of out of their element when you’re doing photo shoots. 19:41 Let’s talk about how things have changed. Obviously 2020 with COVID and the race scene was extremely different last year. The Bowerman Track Club along with other professional groups put on races that were very secretive, very last minute. Can you talk about this scene there with some of those races that they put on? What was it like and how was it different from the previous year? 22:16 You’re the one that’s documenting this craziness that we’re going through. Pictures of their coach Shalane Flanagan wearing a mask, hugging the women at the end. These are pictures that are only going to be during this special, crazy period of time. They’re going to be iconic. Have you thought about that? 24:11 What is your favorite part of the job? What do you look forward to the most when you wake up every day? 25:06 One interesting thing about you is that you live in your van full time. How did that happen and what do you love about van life? 28:12 You’re doing all your editing and everything in the back of the van? Is that how you do it? 29:50 What's next for you? Questions I ask everyone: 31:17 If you could go back and talk to yourself when you started running, what advice would you give? 32:40 What is the greatest gift running has given you? 33:01 Where can listeners connect with you? Quotes by Cortney: “I absolutely love shooting runners. I love the stories and how it is such like an individual sport but then you apply it to this team aspect. I didn’t mean to end up in this but I’m so glad I did.” “I actually prefer more of like the documentary event style photos because I love capturing real things that are happening, but of course, you’re going to have to, especially when it comes to product, or if an athlete just want some portraits for something, or if it’s for a different brand, you will have those staged photos.” “I pretty much only shoot with natural light. I don’t do lighting setups or any of that. I really like it to feel as natural as possible.” “It’s interesting to be living through this and thinking that in several years, we’re going to look back on this and these moments and realize that this was all a part of history.” Take a Listen on Your Next Run Leave a space for libsyn link Want more awesome interviews and advice? Subscribe to our iTunes channel Mentioned in this podcast: Portfolio - Cortney White Bowerman Track Club (bowermantc.com) PWURE: Data-based Sports Nutrition Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community RunnersConnect Facebook page RunnersConnect Focus Classes email Coach Claire Follow Cortney on: Instagram We really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Run to the Top. The best way you can show your support of the show is to share this podcast with your family and friends and share it on your Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media channel you use. The more people who know about the podcast and download the episodes, the more I can reach out to and get top running influencers, to bring them on and share their advice, which hopefully makes the show even more enjoyable for you!
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